Thursday, October 28, 2010
A famously White Standing Buddha Statue of Siamese temple Wat Phothikyan located in Kampung Balai, Bachok, Kelantan. Wat Dua Naga is the longest wall shaped like ‘twin dragons‘ in Southeast Asia. The colorful ‘twin dragons’ are 598 meters and completely surrounds the temple, forming an impressive arch at the front of the building the pair of dragons flanking the entrance.Besides Huge Standing Buddha and giant 'Wishing Tree', Wat Phothikyan also popular by it fragrant Herbal baths. Current abbot, Ajahn Poh Chai raised money which he used to built a bath house with separate areas for men, women and families. Many believed such baths helped wash away bad luck.
Wat Phothikyan Phutthaktham began as a modest temple some twenty years ago. It became more active when a Thai came over and started various activities, including initiating a building fund for the temple. The temple entrance signboard.
The colourful ‘twin dragons’ are 598 meters and completely surrounds the temple, most special of a replica of a T-Rex in a temple compound.
The giant “wishing tree“ was hung with lots of “ribbons” that people threw. This is for wishes that were made by the worshipers in hoping their wishes be fulfilled.
The veneration of the Nak Prok Buddha in temple Vihara.The only thing that attracting us to here is this amazing 108 foot tall statue of a standing Buddha. It can be seen from far away and eternally welcoming visitors.
Inside the Standing Buddha statue made from White mosaics, carved with Buddha images at the wall.
Temple compound with the Hall building of Wat Phothikyan.The double storey Vihara of 'Kuan Yin' building, with the 'Kuan Yin' statue in the center.
Veneration the sacred Buddha and monk statues on the altar.
The amulet counter of Wat Phothikyan.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Kelantan is positioned in the north-east of Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered by Narathiwat Province of Thailand to the north. The ethnic Thai inhabitants of Kelantan are mostly centered in an area around the coastal town of Tumpat, site of most of the state's two hundred or so Buddhist temples, and noteworthy for its number of relatively well-off Siamese villages. Wat Machimmaram contains a large statue of the Seating Buddha, that is 30 metres high and 18 metres wide. This Seating Buddha took 10 years to build by the skilled craftsmen from Thailand, and its was completed in 2000. Wat Machimmaram located in Kampung Jubakar, Tumpat and occupies over 2.4 hectares. The Thai group will conduct the religious celebration at the Wat such as Wesak Day, Kahtinna, Loy Krathong, Saibat, Songkran, and so forth. This Buddha statue is contains the Buddha's relic and Solid Gold coated on the Buddha lips. The largest Seating Buddha in Southeast Asia, in a meditation pose atop of Ubosot Wat Machimmaram. The front view of the temple, venerations of the Chinese Deities statue and the Buddha statue. Inside the Ubosot, the Phor Than Thit statue, Tok Raja statue and PT Khlai.The amulets counter located inside the Seating Buddha building, another amulets counter is located at old Vihara.Internal view of the temple, the Phra Chedi and Buddha statues.The temple compund view, venerated Phra SangKaChai shrine and Phra Phrom shrine.The monks kuti of Wat Machimmaram.The Hall building and old Vihara of Wat Machimmaram.Phor Than Thit, the recent top monk in Kelantan (celebrated his 75th Birthday) for making the Poweful Thai amulets, being reported by local newspaper.Phor Than Thit, the current abbot of Wat Machimmaram.