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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #17 of 335 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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Izegem, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The outside doesn't resemble the beauty of the inside of the temple. There was a ceremony going on with Budhists 'singing' / reading. We didn't really know what they were doing, but it was a good experience. There's a nice shiny golden statue inside. For the record: you don't get to see a tooth. ;-)

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Hurghada, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Much bigger than I expected it to be and we were lucky to be there when ceremony was taking place. Show respect and sovereign your arms and legs when you visit this very peaceful and welcoming place. Right next to China town so a good area to spend a couple of hours.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Big and beautiful temple. You have to cover up your shoulders and legs if you wish to enter the temple. They have a museum upstairs where they have the Buddha Relics. After that you can just walk next door to enjoy China Town.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005. Costing S$62 million and 2 years later, a soft launch was held to coincide with the 2007 Vesak Day celebration. It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful, donation entry, but worth every penny, we were there during the Buddhist chanting really awesome, dont miss this temple, more impressive than most others.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Try to very a good Buddhist ,,,it will help in. Many ways with your life ,,,buy books here snd prayer bead. Very good and only a few dollars ,,,

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Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Such a shame that the "relic" is fake yet they sell the attraction like the real stuff. Have they not heard of "no fakes" or "originals only"?

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I guess it has 3 or 4 floors and extremely well maintained. Tranquil atmosphere and at once place you can even meditate and feel the silence around you amidst the buddhist chants. The Museum is very impressive and inspires you by highlighting all the aspects of the life of Buddha. A must go if you are near China Town.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place is much more extensive then I expected. Do check it out if you are in Chinatown as its well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time that I got inside a Buddhist Temple. The relics and design are beautiful and very fascinating. Those wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts need to wear sarongs which I understand is for respect.

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