Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wat Machimmaram, Tumpat, Kelantan

Wat Machimmaram is located at the Pengkalan Kubur district in Kelantan, and border to Southern Thailand, Takbai. It has the largest Sitting Buddha in Southeast Asia. It is 30 metre high and 47 metre wide and is frequently visit by tourist from near and far. Occasionally there are many Buddhist celebration and festivals held over here. One of the main event is the New Year celebration held every year.

To get there from Kota Bharu, you'll have to drive across the Sultan Yahya Bridge (near Tesco Hypermarket) to Pengkalan Kubor. The distance is about 21 km from Kota Bharu, or alternatively you may also contact or phone below:
Wat Machimaram
Chief Abbot: Ven. Phrakhru Vithest Thammanad
Address: Kg. Jubakar, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan
Telephone: 09-7256769

While you are there, you may also visit other Buddhist Temples around and also visit the 'Free Trade Zone' at Pengkalan Kubur or also view the trading activities of the Malaysian-Thai trader along the river next to Takbai town, border to Malaysia-Thai.

8 comments:

bluecrystaldude said...

Hi Raymond,

The Sitting Buddha is sure HUGE! and tall! I haven't been there yet, but I heard there is a sleeping Buddha along the border too, if I'm not mistaken :)

Have a great week to you sir!

Cath J said...

Hi Kbguy... ^_^

NIce photos you have...

Alice Audrey said...

Great spiral on the dragon.

healingmagichands said...

Very beautiful post. The dragons are amazing and the sitting Buddha is so calming. I need to visit Thailand.
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Berkatrice said...

your pictures are beautiful! great shot of the sitting buddha

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Jo The EOS 550D Fan said...

Great shots!

Just wondering... did you use Canon
EOS 550D camera to take those photos?

Happy New Year!

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