"TUMPAT" Tumpat by Qahlua

Tumpat Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 7 photos

Tumpat The Border Town

The Tumpat town is located in the northernmost district in Kelantan. It shares a commonn boder with Thailand and has plenty of Thai influence. It is also a district with the most number of population of Thai descendent. Assimilation is almot total and these people of Thai descendants speaks the local Malay dialect fluently.

Temples

It is the district with the most number of Buddhist temples. This illustrate the tolerance level of the predominantly Malay Muslim community of Kelantan in general and Tumpat in particular. This reclining Buddha is purported to be the longest in South East Asia.

The sitting Budha

This is the most recent statue compared to the rest. Here The Buddha is potrayed in a cross legged sitting position and it is so massive.
There are other statues with Buddha in standing positions. Visitors from Thailand comes to this temple to pray.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People are friendly and will help when approached.
  • Cons:Lack of signages
  • In a nutshell:Land of Temples
  • Last visit to Tumpat: Mar 2006
  • Intro Written Mar 4, 2006
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    you've gotten me more interested in the area, previously, i only knew of Kelantan Siverware ;-)))

    • Qahlua's Profile Photo
      Apr 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      KenHuocj, obviously there is more to it than that

    • Qahlua's Profile Photo
      Apr 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      KenHuocj, obviously there is more to it than that

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    May 4, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Cathy, Welcome to my humble page. That is the encouragement that I need. Now I am inspired to work more on my page.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2011 at 4:34 AM

    I really like that photo with the monk! Hope you add much more about Malaysia! :)

    • Qahlua's Profile Photo
      Apr 1, 2013 at 11:25 PM

      Icunme, I have not been active for sometimes, I will try to make up for lost time.

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