The Mummified Monk in Koh Samui is a major spiritual attraction in Thailand and the Buddhist culture it practices.
Luong Pordaeng was a spiritual monk who passed away in 1973, and as per his last wishes, he was mummified and can be seen by anyone who visits the place.
The Thai culture isn’t afraid of death, and to prove that, the monk wanted his body displayed out for all to see unless of course, he decomposes. This place holds a high religious standards in the eyes of the people and the natives, and therefore, any one visiting the place should do so with respect.
As he died while meditating, his body was found in the same pose and the mummified monk still looks like he is in deep meditation, even in death.
The monk can be seen in Wat Khunaram, a Buddhist temple which isn’t too far from Koh Samui 5 Star Resorts the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort. The temple offers the usual rituals and prayers like other temples, and the mummified monk is the unique attraction it has.
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