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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  • We were walking around Chinatown when we noticed this temple with interesting architecture. This Budhist temple was built in 2007. There is 320 kilograms of gold housed in a stupa. The temple... 
    We were walking around Chinatown when we noticed this temple with interesting architecture. This Budhist temple was built in 2007. There is 320 kilograms of gold housed in a stupa. The temple...  more »
  • The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a newer temple (only about 15 years old) but provides a wonderful education and overview of Buddism for non-Buddists. Surprisingly, the temple is air... 
    The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a newer temple (only about 15 years old) but provides a wonderful education and overview of Buddism for non-Buddists. Surprisingly, the temple is air...  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.
  • No words to explain this place. The ground floor is the temple with Lord Buddha and the 2 assistants. The prayer hall is also situated here There is a museum on top, then the actual tooth relic. The tooth relic area is completely covered in gold. They say that to give the highest honour to Buddha, it must be of high value, hence the gold. Then we have a rooftop garden. The place plays Buddhist chants and prayers. It's so serene and soothing. Prayer hall is at the ground floor. There is also a box where you can donate to the temple.

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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.