is a Thai Buddhist temple in Tumpat
, in Kampung Jambu, Tumpat, Kelantan, approximately 15km from Kota Bharu
. It is famous for housing the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Malaysia. This 40-meter sculpture was constructed in 1973, and was only completed in 1979. The construction cost of RM350,000 was derived from public donation as well as contributions from various Buddhist associations in Malaysia and Thailand.
Wat Phothivihan / Wat Photivihan, Tumpat, Kelantan.
The Wat Phothivihan reclining Buddha is 7 meters longer than the older reclining Buddha of Wat Chaiyamangkalaram
in Penang. I visited Wat Phothivihan while various Buddhist temples around Tumpat.
Sala Pattivetaya, Wat Phothivihan.
The viharn of Wat Phothivihan.
Chinese pavilion at Wat Phothivihan.
The usobot of Wat Phothivihan.
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