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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  • Absolutely stunning temple, i had never been inside one before but it was absolutely breath taking However I advise if your a woman going wear longer shorts or skirt and a tshirt. We went in vest and ...  more »
  • Wow is all I can say! This temple is gorgeous! If you are Buddhist or interested in Buddhism or history, this is a must! My 5 year old did well here, but after the visit to the first floor and top flo...  more »
  • It is a temple building consisting of new concrete building. It was a glitzy facilities stand tall and red-painted walls. En route to the Food Center through the hustle and bustle from the subway station. I think a trip to Chinatown Food Center is a popular tourist place. I stopped by while we visited the food centre.
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  • This is a must visit attraction when you travel in Singapore. So, don't forget to include this in your itinerary. I am amazed of the rich culture even though I have different belief and I respect the culture. Get your camera ready as you don't want to miss capturing this beautiful temple and it's just easy to find so you won't get lost.
  • A luxurious temple with many beautiful pieces art works stored here. Definitely must see place. And also near with the Chinese town street market. I suggest you to come here at 5-6 pm afternoon.
  • Beautiful temple. The sound of the monks chanting was a wonderful experience to witness. The fourth floor of the temple is where you can see the Buddha's tooth enshrined in a pure gold alter. There are also meditation areas on the fourth floor. Saw people of all ages meditating. You can also light a candle and place it on the alter for a safe passage home. Here's to a safe flight home in a couple of weeks!
  • Amazing artwork: 1000 Buddha statues in an active praying Temple. Come when public ceremonies are held to see a large crowd chanting together. Upper floor garden is quiet and nice. Don't miss the tooth relic shrine at the third floor.
  • The temple is not crowded generally. Visitors don't have to take off their shoes like in many other temples. And except for strategically placed donation boxes, there is no pressure to give an offering. The many poses of Buddha, in many sizes, some of them very ornate, and displayed very orderly, makes it a pleasant place to visit.
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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
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.