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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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Ranked #17 of 353 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Cultural
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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 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’.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This museum was a nice surprise. There are several levels to explore, including a roof top terrace. There were ceremonies happening while we were there. One of the levels has a great history of Buddhism, that is very clear and not overly long. They had shawls and wraps available for us to cover our shorts and tank tops. Try Old... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

don't miss this! Go to the rooftop and see the golden stupa. Really awesome vastu.Take time and go to the museum in 3rd floor to see more and also you will be able to relate to Hindu culture

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Our trip included Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. This temple was the best one we visited and a visit to each floor of the pagoda is critical to see all of the artifacts. It can easily take 3 hours to see it all.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

You will form your own ideas of the temple. But you should visit if you are in Singapore's Chinatown. There are several levels, so visit all. If you like to meditate, this is a great place to do so, whatever your religion. Take time to visit the museum portion to learn about the life and travels of Buddha. Look near... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

As the name suggests, its a Buddhist temple, located in the center of China Town, nice place to meditate.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived during a period of worship and felt very privileged to experience this dedication. A most beautiful place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I brought my friends who visited Singapore to this temple. Initially I thought this is a commercial temple but when i took time to visit the temple myself. I read about the history and visited the museum. It totally changed my perception. Its a great place to go and learn about buddhist teachings, artifacts and history. Its worth to spend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just the temple part is a sight, add to this some incredible photos on stairs, serene rooftop garden and informative museum with many interesting Buddha and Buddha-related art pieces (mainly sculpture). Very informative if you want to learn more about Buddha and Buddhism.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stumbled across this temple on an evening out in Chinatown. So many Buddhas inside and wraps are provided for you to cover up, if like me you arrived in a sundress. We were not rushed, were encouraged to photograph if we wanted to and were able to light our incense sticks as we left. A beautifully set out temple.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A must-go-place for both Buddhist and tourist. A very peaceful place for peace of mind while keeping a colorful sense of decoration. Make sure to have plenty of time to explore the entire place and allow yourself to spend time in the meditation room. Must go!

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