Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Wat Machimmaram, Tumpat, Kelantan

People keep on complaining and critisizing PAS government for being too rigid. Especially those who are not from Kelantan, they always believe Chinese Kelantanist doesn't have freedom to choose their faith. The truth is... Kelantan has most buddhist temples and most are with big, gigantic buddha.
Below is one of the temples named Wat Machimmaram. 'Wat' in Thai means temple. Supposingly it is a Thai temple, but then it has blend with the local Chinese culture, that is why you may see the mixture of both cultures in their architecture.
This temple is situated at Tumpat, Kelantan. It is also the largest sitting buddha in Southeast Asia. The buddha measured at 30-metre-high, 47-metre-wide. Today this temple has become one of the famous tourist spots in Kelantan.

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