Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wat Pathumvihara, Kg. Balai, bachok, Kelantan

Not far from Wat Phothikyam Phutthaktham is Wat Pathumvihara, which is about a stone throw. This Siamese Temple is not as popular as Wat Phothikyam Phutthaktham and is only visited by the regulars. I personally have not know much about this temple as well even though it is so close by to the 'Dragon Temple'. I only visited the temple a couple of times.
For tourist, when visiting the 'Dragon Temple', I do suggest you do drop by this temple as well as they also have much to offer especially it's ancient architecture which is still been maintained.
Most of the design in this temple is still very traditional even though some new designs has been introduced. However, since the temple is still short of funds, a few blocks of buildings constructed half way long time ago has been prolonged.
The above is one block which is of a typical old design of a Siamese temple which is hardly seen now a days.
Above: The front portion of the wall which is uncomplete due to lack of funds.
Above: The uncompleted building of the temple facing the main entrance.
For more details on donations to the building funds of the above temple, kindly double click on the above photo to get an enlargement.

12 comments:

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I have been there and is awesome place. i wish i could go back!!!

Marie Reed said...

These are absolutely breathtaking photos!

Digital Polaroids said...

Wonderful place, very exotic for me (I'm Argentinian)

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James said...

This looks like a very interesting place. Thanks for sharing.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful building and shots.
Luiz Ramos

Marja said...

Wow great pictures I love the archway very beautiful

SandyCarlson said...

The architecture is exotic and beautiful.

Marites said...

The gate's arc looks intricate and the place looks beautiful.

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Babooshka said...

Very beautiful detailing and fascinating post.

nadia said...

Great pictures! The architecture is exotic. I'm sure it'll look breath taking once the construction is complete.

Arija said...

The parts that are completed are so beautiful in their blue colour.

Karen said...

Lovely photos and a very interesting tour !! Thank you :-)