This is the first time I was able to see any mummified body and I was awed that it is well preserved. We donated money and the monks blessed us as well. For our Samui adventure visit my blog at www.katmeifucan.blogspot.com
The mummified monk has been preserved for eternity and is a must see attraction for those culture vultures out there. Get a blessing from a monk who is very much alive
We hired a driver for a one day tour around Samui. We stopped here on the way past. Well worth it. The mummified monk is unique...no question about that. But if you are not comfortable looking at dead people - avoid this place. He is inside a glass cube and very clearly you can see his skin...on both his arms... 更多
It quite an interesting place - differing cultures etc and how people can dedicate thier lives to a basic life style. No dress restrictions WC's Won't take up to much of your time go and see for yourselves.
Dropped by on our way to lunch. No entry fee. Free toilet usage and cool drink vendors. No need to wear trousers and long-sleeve clothes to visit here. I guess that was because it had been more and more foreign visitors these days. The mummified monk was marvelous. It took you less than 5 minutes to walk around.
This was one of the stops on our all day island tour. The temple is small and the mummified monk is well displayed. I certainly wouldn't drive around the island specifically to see this, but if in this area, it's definitely worth stopping for a few minutes.
Small Buddhist temple. Not too much to see besides the mummified monk. It was part of my city tour so I went, but I would not have paid extra just to go to the temple. As part of a tour, it is fine.
We only took our children to see the monk as we were in the area and it's easy to find from the main road. Once we had walked up the steps to the mummified monk we were welcomed by one of the monks who sat us down, blessed us and tied the string around our wrists (after comparing iPhones with... 更多
When I arrived the temple wasn't very busy at all, and it was nice to observe, relax, and get blessed by a monk. You could also get your fortune by shaking sticks out of a cup (like seen on the Amazing Race).
Even though I wouldn't count this place as the first thing to visit in Samui island, it definitely worths a visit if you are around. It is a strange feeling to see a very well preserved body presented behind a glass and gives you some thoughts on the eternity.
We stopped here as part of an island tour. The story behind the mummified monk is very interesting and its quite a spiritual experience to see him and imagine his devotion/faith/belief. His body is amazingly preserved for someone who has been dead longer than I've been alive. They've had to put sunglasses on his face though because his eyes have... 更多