Sunday, May 30, 2010

Temples visit in Tumpat, Kelantan

You could never imagine that Islamic state Kelantan have so many interesting Buddhist temple around. There is a few temples that I visit below during my recent visit to Kelantan. Tumpat is small town and district, about 20 km from Kota Bharu, the capital city of Kelantan state of Malaysia. Kelantan is in the northeastern Malaysia bordering with Thailand and the influence of Thai is clearly visible here. Tumpat has excellent buddhist architecture and temples located on all sides of the town.


Wat Photivihan, the largest reclining Buddha in south east Asia.

Large! It is 40 metres long.

Seems like a guest house.

Wheel near sleeping Buddha.

Statue.

Taken from back of reclining Buddha.



Kok Seraya kuan yin temple.

Buddhalila temple. Buddhalia is a huge statue of standing Buddha on a square platform of about 5 metres height. The platform can be reached from front and both sides through the steps on on three sides. The statue is standing tall in the open.

A guest house in Buddhalila temple complex.

GPS/Coordinate: 6.185268, 102.167185

Comments:

  1. What a beautiful temple! Amazing what we can find when we explore our country! :)

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  2. WAJARKAH GELARAN PHRA KHRU DIGUGUR?
    Justeru itu adalah amat wajar gelaran Phra Khru yang disandang oleh Phra Khru Udomthammavites (Phien Saccavaro) Wat Uttamayanmuni digugurkan atau patus ditarik balik segara. Perbuatan Phra Khru-Udomthammavites (Phien Saccavaro) merupakan satu penghinaan keatas gelaran PHRA KHRU!. Amat memalukan seorang yang bergelar Phra Khru membuat kerja kotor sebegini!!. Ia satu kesalahan jenayah (sombong, tipu, fitnah). Mana mungkin seorang bergelar Phra Khru terlibat dengan jenayah!!
    Umat Buddhisme supaya tidak mudah diperbodoh-bodoh dengan lakonan agama kotor dalam Buddhisme untuk mengaibkan individu tertentu. “Kita dijadikan ‘penonton bodoh’ yang seakan-akan merelakan apa sahaja watak yang mereka lakonkan”.
    “Agama kita memerlukan nafas baru dan dibersihkan dari golongan yang jijik dan kotor ini! Kita perlukan Buddhisme idea, bagaimana dan cara membangunkan umat dan rakyat agar hidup berdisiplin, bermaruah dan bertamadun.
    “Buddhisme melarang didedahkan aib peribadi yang tidak membabitkan kezaliman terhadap orang lain seperti zina, minum arak, berjudi dan seumpamanya (Five precepts) hendaklah ditutup semampu mungkin.
    “Tiada keperluan menubuhkan suruhanjaya khas bagi kes-kes maksiat peribadi. Ini hanya akan membazirkan Agama Buddha,” katanya

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