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Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

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One of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in the city, Thian Hock Keng Temple was built in the mid-19th century by the clan as a place of prayer for Chinese immigrants. To understand the temple’s stature in Indonesian history and culture, survey the plaque presented to the clan by the Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu in 1907. The temple’s structure, steeped in a tradition of Ancient Chinese architecture, was built without nails. The clan used stone, tiles, and wood to craft the intricate, ornate carvings of dragons and phoenixes that adorn temple. Make Thian Hock Keng Temple a centerpiece of your Singapore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Singapore trip maker website.
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  • This large historical temple is situated near the Telok Ayer MRT station. It is easy to find. The decorations on its ceilings and rooftops are convoluted and colorful. The building is well maintained. 
    This large historical temple is situated near the Telok Ayer MRT station. It is easy to find. The decorations on its ceilings and rooftops are convoluted and colorful. The building is well maintained.  more »
  • It's a very nice temple, worth visiting. It is very colourful and there are lots of Chinese statues. 
    It's a very nice temple, worth visiting. It is very colourful and there are lots of Chinese statues.  more »
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  • A historic Chinese temple that is a must visit, not just for its historical value, but for its architecture and culture. The temple has two principal shrines -- Mazu (patron deity of the seafarers and migrants) and Guanyin (the bodhisattva of compassion). Guided tours are available although one can and should wander and take the time to admire the intricate architecture and the shrines to the many deities. A must visit and one where I bring all my friends from abroad who are visiting Singapore.
  • Thian Hock Keng is a rare and old historic Chinese temple in Singapore that encompasses Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Must visit this place and the temple is located on Telok Ayer Street. Near by MRT Telok Ayer(Blue).

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