Wat Mai Suwankiri,
Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

A Trip Through Kelantan, From Pengkalan Chupa To Gua Musang.

21 April to 01 May 2014, 11 Days & 11 Nights of Adventure.


Day 03

Wat Mai Suwankiri of Kampung Bukit Tanah, Tumpat, Kelantan is one of the more picturesque and elaborate temple in Kelantan. It is famous for its Dragon Boat Vihara which has 4 Nagas or Dragon guardians around it. This is a "Vihara Nam" or "Water Monastry" which is entirely surrounded by water. The original temple is said to have been constructed 400 year ago by expert craftsman from Thailand. Thus this temple is poporally called the Ketik Perahu Naga (Dragon Boat Temple).
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Main Entrance Of The Temple, Wat Mai Suwankiri.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
From the road outside the image of the top part of a standing Buddha is visible among the gilded roof tiles.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Bhrama Shrine at Dragon Boat Temple.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Thai Style Lady Guan Im Image at the Guan Im shrine at Dragon Boat Temple.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Chinese Style Guan Im Image at the Guan Im shrine at Dragon Boat Temple.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The standing Buddha statue with an unfamiliar hand mudra, on the twin roof Main Shrine Hall of the Dragon Boat Temple.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The three storey, twin roof Main Shrine Hall of the Dragon Boat Temple.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The stairways leading to the Main Shrine Hall of the Dragon Boat Temple.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Gardians of the gate. Right side, tiger, white lion and dragon piller.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Gardians of the gate. Left side, tiger, white lion and dragon piller.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Main Buddha image with right hand in bhumisparsha-mudra posture, and left hand in varada-mudra posture, at the Main Shrine Hall.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
A pink enclosed hall, next to the Main Hall.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Holy Ordination Hall or Ubosot of Wat Mai Suwankiri.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Phra Mae Thorani, พระแม่ธรณี, of Wat Mai Suwankiri. She is personified as a young woman wringing the cool waters of detachment out of her hair, to drown Mara, the demon sent to tempt the Buddha as he meditated under the Bodhi tree.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
Front of the Dragon Boat Vihara's Bow with the two heads of dragons.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
One of the Mermaids around the Dragon Boat Vihara.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Bell and Drum Tower.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Columbarium.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Crematorium.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.
The Late Chief Monk "Loong Phor Dee" pavilion.
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Loc.: Wat Mai Suwankiri. Kg. Bukit Tanah, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan.Telephone: 09-7257673
Date: 23 April 2014
Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng.