Monday, March 30, 2009

Wat Maisuwankiri, Tumpat, Kelantan

Wat Maisuwankiri is located at Kampung Bukit Tanah, Tumpat, Kelantan. The original temple is said to be constructed around 400 years ago by expect craftsmen from Thailand. The present building was built at a cost of around Rm300,000.00 with funds coming from the public donations and Buddhist Association of Malaysia and Thailand.
The temple covers four hectares.
The new building.
The old building.
The object shaped like a dragon boat decorates the inside of the temple, thus earning it its name Dragon Boat Temple. The design is Thai.

13 comments:

uncleawang said...

At first I thought this is Thailand.
Wow !!!beautiful place.

Guy D said...

Wow what an incredible building, you captured it perfectly.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

koala said...

Great photos!

Sylvia K said...

What an incredibly gorgeous building! And you've captured it beautifully! Exquisite photos! What a lovely tour! Thanks so much for sharing a part of "your world"!

Babooshka said...

These are like nothing so vibrant I would ever see here.

ewok1993 said...

I am always fascinated by temples. What lovely architecture and vibrant colors.

Gaelyn said...

The temple architecture, detail and colors are exuberant and bold. Great captures and tour.

Arija said...

Such opulence is rarely seen inded.

2sweetnsaxy said...

How beautiful and ornate. Thanks for the photo tour.
:-)

Marites said...

beautifully crafted and quite detailed. I thought, it's in Thailand. You captured the beauty of the place nicely.

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Interesting photos. Looks like a great world to be in.

Tabib said...

I love that "teratai" flower!

louisebah said...

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