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Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng)

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

วัดคุณาราม Tambon Na Mueang, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"When visiting Wat Khunaram, be sure to respectfully dress in modest attire as it is a sacred place. Don't forget to pay your respects to the mummified monk, Luang Por Daeng, as it is considered a sign of reverence and a unique part of the temple's history."

What is Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng)?

Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) is a Buddhist temple located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Situated in the southern part of the island, the temple offers a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere for visitors to experience.

History of Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng)

The history of Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) dates back many years. The temple was originally established to honor the renowned monk Luang Por Daeng, who dedicated his life to Buddhism and spiritual teachings. His teachings and wisdom continue to inspire many visitors who come to the temple.

When planning your tours in Koh Samui don't forget to visit Wat Khunaram Temple.

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Why is Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) Important?

Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) holds great significance for the local community and Buddhist followers. It serves as a place of worship, meditation, and reflection, offering a place for individuals to connect with their spiritual beliefs. The temple is also an important cultural and historical landmark, showcasing the rich Buddhist heritage of Koh Samui.

Things to do & see at Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng)

There are several notable attractions and activities to experience at Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng). Some of the highlights include:

  • Luang Por Daeng's Mummified Body: One of the most unique and intriguing features of the temple is the preserved body of Luang Por Daeng. Visitors can pay their respects and witness this remarkable sight, which is an important part of the temple's history.

  • Breathtaking Architecture: The temple showcases stunning traditional Thai architecture, with intricate details and beautiful craftsmanship. The serene atmosphere and ornate decorations make it a captivating sight to behold.

  • Buddhist Rituals and Practices: Visitors have the opportunity to witness and participate in various Buddhist rituals and practices conducted at the temple. These experiences offer insights into the spiritual traditions and customs of the local community.

  • Spiritual Reflection and Meditation: Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) provides a peaceful environment for individuals to engage in meditation and self-reflection. The tranquil surroundings and serene atmosphere create a conducive space for inner peace and spiritual growth.

With its rich history, spiritual significance, and stunning architecture, Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng) offers a unique and enlightening experience for visitors. 

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Whether seeking spiritual solace, cultural immersion, or simply a moment of tranquility, this temple is a must-visit attraction on Koh Samui.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Wat Khunaram located on Koh Samui?

Wat Khunaram, also known as Wat Khunaram (Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng), is a Buddhist temple situated in the southern part of Koh Samui, near Hua Thanon Village.

What is the unique feature of Wat Khunaram that attracts visitors?

Wat Khunaram is renowned for housing the mummified body of a monk, Luang Por Daeng, who passed away in a meditative posture over 40 years ago. His remarkably well-preserved body is on display within the temple's main hall.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Wat Khunaram?

No, there is no entrance fee to visit Wat Khunaram. However, donations are welcome to support the upkeep of the temple.

Are there specific dress code requirements for visitors to Wat Khunaram?

Visitors should dress respectfully when visiting the temple. It's advisable to wear clothing that covers the shoulders, arms, and knees as a sign of respect for the religious site.

Can visitors learn more about Buddhism and meditation at Wat Khunaram?

Yes, Wat Khunaram welcomes visitors who are interested in learning about Buddhism and meditation. Monks may provide information about Buddhist practices and meditation techniques if requested.

Can visitors learn more about Buddhism and meditation at Wat Khunaram?

Yes, Wat Khunaram welcomes visitors who are interested in learning about Buddhism and meditation. Monks may provide information about Buddhist practices and meditation techniques if requested.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

วัดคุณาราม Tambon Na Mueang, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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