Wat Photivihan in Tumpat

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Tumpat in Kelantan is famous for its Buddhist temples. In fact, there are 25 temples in the place and Wat Photivihanin kampung Jambu is said to be the famous among all of them. Simply because it houses the largest reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia measuring 40 meters in length and 9 meters in width.

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Wat Photivihan

Since Tumpat is near the border of Thailand, you can obviously say that the temple itself in this area are typical examples of Thai Buddhist Temples.

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I haven’t been to a Buddhist temple before, that is why I make sure that it will be included in our itinerary. Its very visible upon entering the compound. Even if it doesn’t look colorful compare to other Buddhas and temples in the area, it still remains as the center of attraction because of its size.

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a frustrated journalist-and-teacher-turned-engineer who is making his dreams into reality by following his designed style of traveling. Email me at thetreasuretracker@gmail.com.
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3 Responses to Wat Photivihan in Tumpat

  1. nice photo of the reclining Buddha. :) You really is enjoying it there Darwin :) Great post

  2. Thanks Doc. Wendz! I had so much fun during this trip. I was really amazed with all the temples I saw.

  3. Kat says:

    Wow! Ang dami ng reclining Buddha. So far, I’ve seen two. Bangkok and Penang MY. It’s not a joke building these sizes not to mention the details.

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