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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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Address: 288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6220 0220
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by...
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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Serenely beautiful

Nestled in the hustle and bustle of China town stands the Buddha tooth relic and museum. the simple Chinese style structure gives no clue to the beauty within. A stunningly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Nestled in the hustle and bustle of China town stands the Buddha tooth relic and museum. the simple Chinese style structure gives no clue to the beauty within. A stunningly beautiful temple it is an oasis of calm. Every inch of the temple walls are adorned with carved, gilded or embroidered details of Buddha. The top floors have a museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Must visit the Temple when on the Chinatown tour. Delightful experience as one walks through the Temple. So peaceful and such wonderful works of art.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited many temples while on our recent trip to 6 Asian countries. But this is for sure one of the most beautiful ones. Worth the visit (even if you are not a Buddhist, which we are not).

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

it is a nice temple if you have time and are in the china town area, we saw it during Chinese new year so lots of decoration, Not sure how it looks other times but the may Buddha statues (or something else I don't really know what they are called, sorry) are interesting though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very unique and ornate temple ! Carvings, statues, paintings adorn it. Peaceful and elegant in its own way. I haven't seen one quite like it during my travels to Japan.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Most temples fairly relaxed about dress but much stricter here on shorts , men and women ,and shoulder covering .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Dressed up for the Chinese New Year, this place was crowded with tourists walking thru. A circular visit track was in place, allowing one to travel from front door around the outside wall of the temple, returning to the start. No charge, but not much either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Buddhist museum is really worth a visit. The best part of the museum is the gallery where no photography is allowed. The garden around the room housing the prayer wheel on the terrace is very beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We happened to visit the temple just prior to Chinese New Year and it was alive and bustling with both worshippers and visitors. There is a great deal to take in and hence it is worth setting aside a couple of hours for a full tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting temple. It covers several floors and you must visit the roof garden, it is great to enter the tranquil peace offered there after fighting your way through the China Town crowds.

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.