Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

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Feel the presence of a sacred religious artifact at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, featuring impressive architecture and a large collection of Buddhist relics that provide it with an air of historical grandeur. You can see the golden stupa that protects the tooth relic from a public viewing area, and remember that only monks can enter in the inner chamber. Take the elevator to the rooftop garden for a moment of quiet surrounded by nature. Dress respectfully in clothing that covers your shoulders and legs before entering the temple. To visit Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and other attractions in Singapore, use our Singapore online trip itinerary maker.
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  • This building is interesting to see and there are lots of devotees praying so they obviously take it very seriously. However, it did seem a bit gimmicky- the namesake tooth seems too large to be... 
    This building is interesting to see and there are lots of devotees praying so they obviously take it very seriously. However, it did seem a bit gimmicky- the namesake tooth seems too large to be...  more »
  • Well kept temple the best view is from the South Bridge Road. Which is on the same path as Sri Mari Temple. Best views are during the day 
    Well kept temple the best view is from the South Bridge Road. Which is on the same path as Sri Mari Temple. Best views are during the day  more »
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  • Beautiful temple, very much worth a visit. The chanting by the monks inside is so relaxing and the entrance where you can pray is spectacular. Inside is beautiful. The third floor prayer area is also special and the roof garden with the giant prayer wheel and orchids was very tranquil. This is well worth a visit.
  • This Buddhist temple is an iconic monument in the heart of China Town, a must see tourist spot. The temple is lit at night and can see many street performers playing their magic. Old and young some sitting on the benches and some enjoying with their pals. I was told if one needs to enter the temple, be sure to cover yourself with a shawl to maintain the sanctity of the place.

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The Chinese Tang dynasty-style building in the heart of Chinatown houses a tooth relic of Buddha, as well as other revered artefacts. This is a fine example of the Chinese Tang dynasty style of architecture in the heart of Chinatown. As its name suggests, the museum houses a tooth relic of Buddha, as well as other revered artefacts. Built in 2007, the temple takes up the complex’s ground floor, and visitors will marvel at the rich interiors comprising paintings, statues & other exhibits related to Buddha and Buddhism. The building also has a roof garden, a library, a vegetarian restaurant in the basement and a bookstore. Visitors can gain more insight into the Buddhist way of life during the “Discovering Buddhism” workshop.