In between the Maxwell Food Centre and the Chinatown Complex in Singapore’s Chinatown is a magnificent Buddhist temple called the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It was built in 2007 and according to wikipedia, it costed S$62 million dollars to build.
The first floor are the main shrines to Buddha and to the bodhisattva, Guanyin, sometimes also referred to as the goddess of mercy. There is also a muesuem explaining the history of Buddism, an alter that contains the tooth relic of Buddha, and a garden on the upper floors.
Incense bowl on the outside of the temple, facing the Chinatown Complex.
Peaceful looking Guanyin shrine.
Side walls of the main hall containing numerous Buddhas.
Main hall on the first floor.
The classical Chinese styled roof of the temple shown from the main entrance.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple viewed from the Maxwell Food Centre.
In the basement houses the cafeteria that serves up some fresh vegetarian meals. The entire temple itself is a great place to explore, and learn more about Buddhism. In addition it is absolutely free to visit!
Visitor Information to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 7:00am – 7:00pm
Address: 288, South Bridge Road. Singapore 058840
Nearest MRT station: Outram park MRT or Chinatown MRT
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