The Tumpat district lies in Kelantan, about 10km northwest of Kota Bharu and adjacent to the Thai border. The district takes its name from the small town of Tumpat. While the town is rather unimpressive, the district is quite interesting due to the large number of Thai Buddhist temples present in the area, some of which are quite picturesque. The temples were erected by the local Thai minority and by Chinese Buddhists. To visit them it is advisable to either book a tour or rent a car, because public transportation is not adequate to visit the temples. In the Tumpat district rice is intensively grown, with plenty of rice paddies everywhere. Pantai Sri Tujuh is a beach to the northwest of Kota Bharu, close to the Thai border. This is a long, sandy beach extending for a few km until the Thai border. In the evenings the local population comes here for dinner or for shopping in the open air markets.

Wat Photivihan photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Wat Photivihan
Wat Machimmaram photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Wat Machimmaram
Wat Kok Seraya photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Wat Kok Seraya
Wat Mai Suwankiri photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Wat Mai Suwankiri
Wat Pikulthong photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Wat Pikulthong
7 photos of Wat Photivihan, a Buddhist temple with a 40m long reclining Buddha statue
13 Wat Machimmaram is a Buddhist temple in Tumpat with a huge seated Buddha statue
8 photos of Wat Kok Seraya, a Buddhist temple with a female Buddha statue
5 photos of Wat Mai Suwankiri, a Buddhist temple in the Tumpat with a shrine built in the shape of a dragon boat
13 photos of Wat Pikulthong, a Buddhist temple with a huge statue of a standing Buddha
Pantai Seri Tujuh beach photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Pantai Seri Tujuh beach
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
10 photos of Pantai Seri Tujuh, a sandy beach 25km northwest of Kota Bharu
9 miscellaneous photos of the Tumpat district
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