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Ban Taling Ngam, Koh Samui

The mummified body of the Buddhist monk Luang-Por Rerm or Khun Thummo can be viewed here in a glass
case. He was placed in it upon his death and his body is still in remarkably good condition.
He was born near the temple in 1879. He was 21 years old when ordained but soon made a pilgrimage to
Burma where he was initiated into deep mystical Buddhist practices. He returned to Koh Samui and
passed away on 9th January, 1966 at the age of 87. After 66 years in the monk hood and a life of
purity and meditation his body mummified naturally upon his death without the use of chemical
preservation.

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