Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wat Phothivihan, Tumpat, Kelantan

Wat Phothivihan at Kampung Jambu in Tumpat, Kelantan is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kelantan. It contain the biggest reclining Buddha statue in South East Asia. The statue which measures 40 metres long, 11 metres high and 9 metres wide was completed in 1979, after 6 years of construction work at a cost of RM350,000.00 . The fund came from public donations and The Buddhist Association of Malaysia and Thailand. It was the brain child of Tok Phra Kru Prasas Prachacorn.

4 comments:

Thomas C B Chua said...
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Thomas C B Chua said...

Kbguy, thanks for sharing the curiousities off the beaten tracks of the east coast state. There are a few more worth mentioning sites. I saw one Siamese wat in the shape of a dragon boat floating on a moat. And also a gigantic statue of "Kwan In." They are awesome all the more for standing on a very Islamic state. Perhaps, this is the true meaning of not only tolerance but acceptance. Blog on. Share your life.
tomkelantan

rainstorm said...

KB Guy, ur heading was written wrongly. Wat Pothivihan is not in Pasir Mas but Tumpat. The one in Pasir Mas is Wat Uttamaram :) & Wat Uttamaram is one of my favourites ! Perhaps you can check that out....

sripekan said...

I was in Gelang Mas recently visiting a friend. Then we went to Pkalan Kubor,pass by the reclining Budha,the sitting golden Budha...no wonder the kampong was called gelang mas cos' everthing there is golden....