Buddhist Temples In Kelantan

15 Dec

there are many tourist attraction sites in Kelantan, Malaysia..

among them are the beautiful and impressive Buddhist Temples..  :)

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this is Wat Phothivihan in Kampung Jambu, Tumpat..

(Wat = temple in Thai language)

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this temple has the largest statue of reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia..  :)

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the statue is 40 metres long, 11 metres high, and 9 metres wide..  the statue was completed in 1979, after a 6 years construction work at a cost of RM 350,000..  the funds came from public donations and Buddhist Association of Malaysia and Thailand..

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the statues of sitting Buddha inside the temple, surrounding the statue of reclining Buddha..

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there is a Buddhist Eight Spoked Wheel in the garden, which symbolize the Noble Eightfold Path in the Buddhism teaching..

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this is another Buddhist temple in Tumpat, Wat Machimmaran..  located in Kampung Jubakar..  there is a notice board outside the temple, to remind us always to be humble..  :)

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this temple was mainly built by skilled craftsmen from Thailand, and it took 10 years to complete in 2000..

this temple is the site of many festivals and celebrations, including Wesak Day, Lakathor, Chinese Lunar New Year and Chai..

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the statue of young Buddha (Prince Siddhartha Gautama in his childhood time)..

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the statue of a sitting Buddha in the meditation posture..  30 metres high, 47 metres wide..  and this is the biggest sitting Buddha statue in Southeast Asia..

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this is Wat Phikulthong..  another famous Buddhist Temple in Kampung Terbok, Tumpat..

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there is a golden stature of standing Buddha in this temple..

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blessings of Buddha..  world peace, and hope all of us live in harmony..  :)

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this is Wat Phothikyan Phutthakthan at Kampung Balai, Bachok..

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it is also known as Wat Dua Naga..

(Dua Naga – twin dragons in Malay language)

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the large bells for praying..

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the temple is surrounded by two dragons (as the fence of the temple)..

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and this is the longest twin dragons fence in Southeast Asia..  598 metres long..

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ha..  the dragon claw..  :)

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beautiful architecture in the garden of the temple..

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and this is the highest stature of standing Buddha in Southeast Asia..  32 metres tall..

very interesting rite..  the largest statue of standing Buddha, sitting Buddha, and reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia are all in Kelantan..  :)

6 Responses to “Buddhist Temples In Kelantan”

  1. leon December 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    cari temple to marry?

    • Simon Sim December 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

      hehe.. no lar.. just for ketenangan hati.. 🙂

  2. suituapui December 23, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Impressive. Taking this opportunity to convey all my good wishes for a Blessed Christmas and an awesome 2013 to you and your loved ones.

    • Simon Sim December 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      ha.. thank you very much.. ^_^

  3. TringKayu November 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    it’s reclining buddha, not declining😉 unless the statue show buddha don’t want something/decline

    • Simon Sim November 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

      hi TringKayu.. thanks for the correction.. 🙂

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