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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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Ranked #19 of 346 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th... more » Owner description: The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act in 8th January 2004. The Temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means ‘The Compassionate One’, and also called ‘The Future Buddha’. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

After having walked for many hours through Chinatown experiencing the Chinese atmosphere with its many small shops and food places, it fits to end your tour with a visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. The temple is in use and attracts lots of people, locals as well as tourists. It's quite an experience to watch the praying and ceremonies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You expect to find great temples in Myanmar, Bhutan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia. It's what they do. But Singapore....not so much. Well....actually, go see this one. It's the full gilded Monty, big, multi-storey and gold and red everywhere. The main hall full of Buddha statues, the garden up top, the back area with the altar for the supposed tooth itself -... More

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Kowloon, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

budda's relic, tooth only air con buddish temple I have ever met

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Walking around the Singapur Chinatown you have to visit this Temple and museum. It is a place where people of different faiths could find time for reflection. You can find there rich collection of images of Buddha. At the ground floor there are sculptures of Buddha dedicated to all of the Chinese zodiacs signs (it’s worth to know what is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Must see. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the Chinatown district of Singapore. You can very cultural experience to Buddhism. Place is beautiful. Garden on top is magical. Hop-on-Hop-off stop is right in front of the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Huge Buddhist temple in the middle of Chinatown that houses a relic of Buddha's tooth. The interior rooms are beautiful and ornate. The staff is also very friendly and helpful and let us know about events at the temple. Don't miss the entire ground floor and the relic room. The roof garden and prayer wheel are also very cool.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just located near the China town food street center. The architecture from outside may look like from ancient Chinese dynasty but actually it is a modern museum temple building. There is elevator to reach upper floors. This pretty big temple housing a lot of historical Buddhist figures and mementos, with each detail description following, which is quite informing. It is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed exploring the Chinatown area of Singapore, in particular walking through the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and sitting in the gardens on the rooftop, a great place to rest your feet and just enjoy some peace away from the crowds. You can read more and view some photos here: https://travellingomnomnivore.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/singapore-chinatown/

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Not authentic concrete building. Being one of the top highlights of Singapore (Chinatown) in many guidebooks, I had expected a top ranking classic temple which was entirely not the case. The Golden Buddha tooth being exhibited on the 4th floor of a concrete kind of appratment building, that you can reach with an elevator was the top kitch experience of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I thought this was a lovely place and a sight to see. Never seen that many Buddha's in one place! ;-). All the bigger statues being different with really nice detail. After this a visit to the Noodle Shop is recommended and watch hin make your noodles to order.

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