Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kok Seraya Buddhist Temple

Located at the other side of Kelantan, Kok Seraya Buddhist Temple or also called Wat Kok Seraya by the local Siamese, the temple is easily accessible and known by almost everybody in Tumpat as the name of the temple is obtained from the name of it's village Kok Seraya. If you are driving from Kota Bharu / Wakaf Bharu to Pengkalan Kubur, you have to take a turn on the left when you reached the traffic light at Cabang Empat Tok Mek Goh. The temple is about 5 kilometres on the left.
Occasionally they have celebration and festivals but you have to check with the temple first. Besides that, the temple is normally very quiet and peaceful. Worth a visit as there are other temples as well at the surrounding Tumpat area.
They also have a statue of a standing Goddess Of Mercy. If I'm not mistaken, this is the second highest standing statue of Goddess Of Mercy in Kelantan after the one in Wat Balai, Bachok. I will blog about that at a later time.

8 comments:

Thomas C B Chua said...

KBguy, 4 approving such structures, it is amazing that PAS seems 2 b more tolerant than our UMNO buddies. LOL This also shows the maturity and steadfastness of the state government.It is also reflected in their faith and they r practising what they preach. May our nation grow from understanding 2 understanding.

Tks 4 the high resolution pics. Enjoy them very much.

Gennasus said...

I like that shot of the statue against the brewing cloud.

Photo Cache said...

I like looking at temple structures and facade. I hope to be able to see one in person someday.

Calm Energy said...

So wonderful visiting your site...
love the beauty of the architecture ~Maria

chrome3d said...

Goddess of mercy against that sky. So pure vision it was. Brilliant.

erin said...

as always enjoy your post commentary and the capture of the goddess against that big cloud...beautiful
have a wonderful weekend.

Babooshka said...

I agree with Erin not just the striking imagery but the narrative aswell.

Light and Voices said...

Your photo of the Goddess with the clouds moving in is fantastic!
Joyce