Wat Khunaram

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  • Address: Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Monastery

Loung Pordaeng, the most famous of Koh Samui monks was a well respected member of the local community when he entered the monastery in his early twenties.

Loung Pordaeng passed away as he predicted, while sitting peacefully in meditation. Before his death he requested his students to cremate his body should his remains decay, if his remains were preserved then he wished to be placed on display at the temple to inspire monks of the future to study the teachings of the Buddhist scriptures.

So as requested a special structure was built and the monk was placed in a glass casket for all to view. His remains are pretty well intact after nearly 40 years and the thoughtful monks have given him a cool pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses to wear for those sunny Samui days.

Wat Khunaram Travel Tips

  • Ideal for family visit.
  • It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
  • Since this is a sacred place, polite dress and conduct is a must. Be sure to wear shirts or scarves that cover the shoulders, trousers or long shorts, and avoid wearing beachwear.

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  • Wat Khunaram Address: Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
  • Wat Khunaram Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Wat Khunaram(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wat Khunaram: 00:30 Mins
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  • 52.06% of people who visit Ko Samui include Wat Khunaram in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Wat Khunaram visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wat Khunaram

Monday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat Khunaram

People normally club together Grandfather And Grandmother Rocks and Samui Butterfly Garden while planning their visit to Wat Khunaram.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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