Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum



NileGuide Expert Says:

A fascinating insight into the rich history and culture of Buddhism.

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Address:

288 South Bridge Rd
258840 Singapore, Singapore

Neighborhood:

Chinatown

Contact:

tel: +65 6220 0220
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Hours:

Daily 4:30am-9pm

Strenuousness:

Easy

NileGuide Expert tip:

Don't miss the 3rd floor Buddhist Culture Museum to learn the story and life teachings of Buddha.

Description:

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is located in the heart of Chinatown. The magnificent temple building comprises five floors and a roof garden and was designed to incorporate the best of the Tang Dynasty and the Buddhist Mandala.

The Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber is the most revered part of the temple and can be found on the 4th floor. Its importance is evident in the magnificence of the room, complete with gold floor tiles surrounding the solid gold stupa. The roof garden houses the Ten Thousand Buddhas Pavilion with its large Vairocana Buddha Prayer Wheel, while the excellent Buddhist Culture Museum can be found on the 3rd floor. This houses an impressive collection of rare Asian Buddhist artefacts, which accompany a display on the life story and teachings of Lord Buddha. The 100 Dragons Hall on the ground floor is where the daily ceremonies take place, when the chanting monks and congregation add to the air of reverence.



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