Monday, May 25, 2009

Wat Phothikyan Phutthaktham

Wat Phothikyam Phutthaktham at Kampung Balai, Bachok, Kelantan is one of the famous Siamese temple in Kelantan. Among the locals, it is usually called Wat Balai or the Dragon Temple as the entrance to the temple has a pair of dragon.
The actual temple about 20 years ago was a simple traditional house make of wood. It was said until a Thai Buddhist came to settle over there, and start to organize various activities during festive celebrations to collect funds through donations and charity drive from the public until the temple is what it is today.
As at now, it is a tourist attraction in Kelantan. And many people of different races and places come here for it's traditional herbal steam treatment which is open to all with minimum payment via donations.
Photo: Entrance to the temple
Photo: Statue Of The Buddha
Photo: the wishing tree
Photo: the interior in one of the temple

13 comments:

Guy D said...

Malaysia looks so great in these pics, I can't wait to visit one day.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent and colorful shots! I would love to visit, too!
Thanks for sharing!

Thomas C B Chua said...

KBguy, tks 4 the info. Wife n I will be in KB early June. Hope 2 go 4 the herbal steam bath. Want 2 join us???

Arija said...

Lovely dragon gate and beautiful statue of the Buddha.

janice said...

I love the entrance, it's so colorful.

Enjoy your week!

Wren said...

Hard to imagine this as a simple wooden building!

erin said...

so like the colorful twin dragons...
have a wonderful week.

ewok1993 said...

looks like a great place to visit and photograph.

SandyCarlson said...

That's quite a Buddha. Reminds me of the vastness of our potential.

Babooshka said...

Such a vibrant colourful world yet convey inner peace.

Pierre said...

Amazing photographs - the vivid colours are magnifecent, thank you for sharing it! You may also wish to contribute to the trivago travel community.
Kind regards from Cape Town,
Pierre

Susan at Stony River said...

What a beautiful place, and you've taken such wonderful photographs! I hope I get to see it one day--and I'm glad the temple's thriving.

Kenny Ong said...

I went to this beautiful temple on 1/7/2012. Its great, magnificient beautiful colours, The Amitabha Buddha statue (the highest standing Buddha in Malaysia), The twin dragons gate, The Sakyamuni Buddha, Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Pictures of the underworld on the wall. Its worth going there for a visit. Regards from Kenny, kajang, Selangor.