Being one of the towns bordering Malaysia and Thailand, Kelantan is obviously rich in culture and religion. It’s considered to be the cradle of Malay civilization and is predominantly a Muslim state but inevitably Buddhist temples sprung like mushrooms.
More than being tourist spots, these temples are apparently sacred sanctuaries. However, one could not help but admire its architecture, interiors and ambience.
On our second day in Kelantan, we had temple visit overload. We went to see the Temple of the Sitting Buddha…
The Shrine of the Standing Buddha…
And a Reclining Buddha that’s bigger than the one in Penang… *yes! position matters!*
This Reclining Buddha is enshrined in a bigger than life gymnasium-like-temple. At the lateral and the back areas of the enormous image are even more images!
Few kilometers away, we found ourselves appreciating the facade and interiors of the Sitting Buddha Temple which are truly spectacular!
Awesome looking dragons guard its entrance…
And there’s spontaneity in its interiors…
Tina and Gabby went inside the temple of the Sitting Buddha first, as I was still in awe outside. Then as I walked in, my wife hurriedly called my attention to see these art works…
A few we found to be disturbing…
Every detail gave us goosebumps, or we’re only clueless of this religion, sorry!
Can anyone share anything on this? *
so busy lazy to research and google!*
I wonder if people from other religions also get curious and fascinated with our very own. Either way, I am definite that whenever we go to a new place, my family and I will always include temples and mosques and other houses of prayer to visit.
Do we think the same?
——-This blog series includes :
- RENAISSANCE HOTEL, KOTA BHARU
- WAYANG KULIT or SHADOW PUPPET PLAY
- WAU BULAN or MOON KITES
- RENAISSANCE HOTEL KOTA BHARU
- KELANTANESE BATIK MAKING
- SITI KHADIJAH MARKET / KOTA BHARU CENTRAL MARKET
- BACK FROM KOTA BHARU, KELANTAN