Sunday, 8 March 2009

Another Buddhist Tenple in Kok Seraya, Tumpat, Kelantan.

While on my way searching for the biggest standing buddha in Tumpat, I accidentally found another buddhist temple in Kok Seraya. This temple combines Thai and Chinese culture. The building were built according to Thai culture; while some of the praying statues were built according to Chinese legend.

We meet a local Hokkien Siamese (a peranakkan, who is borne as Chinese but have greatly absorbed Kelantan Malay as well as Thai cultural traits). This man turns up to be very friendly in helping us to explain how decoration is made for the temple. Surprisingly the colorful reflection from the temple is made of colorful mirrors. Mirror is cut into smaller square or triangular, then it is paste gentlely on the ready made structure piece by piece. What a fabulous hand craft!!

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