88 Bright Hill Rd, Singapore
NileGuide Expert tip:
The monastery is a distance from the centre of town and also quite a walk from the nearest MRT station (Bishan) and so the easiest way to get here is to take a taxi.
The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery was founded in 1921 by Venerable Sik Zhuan Daois and is the largest monastery in Singapore. The sprawling complex consists of eleven temples and meditation halls set amongst lawns and gardens. Take your time to wander the tranquil gardens to admire the intricate architectural designs, and elaborate Chinese decorations, and to discover statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva and shrines. Be sure to look out the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, with its thousands of statues concealed in the main stupa, and the Hall of No Form with its towering Bronze Buddha statue.