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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6220 0220
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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'. Weekly Free Guided Tour of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum BTRTM is pleased to offer a 1 1/2 - 2 hrs long guided tour of the Temple every Saturdays at 2pm. The tour will be conducted free-of-charge in English by the temple's Volunteers guides. Limited slots are available per weekly session. Confirmed registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis. Things to take note : * Avoid wearing hats, shorts or revealing tops * The organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. In such instances, registrants will be notified via their mobile phones.
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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is just beautiful. It is a pretty big and tall building. There are two levels open to the visitors. They will ask you to cover up if you are showing too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is just beautiful. It is a pretty big and tall building. There are two levels open to the visitors. They will ask you to cover up if you are showing too much skin. Coverups are available at both entrances. We were there when monks and other people were praying. It was a pretty amazing experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nice Buddhist temple easily accessible from Chinatown or the Singapore River area. Temple is nice and looks very new. Very crowded when I was there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rising up in the heart of Chinatown is the the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Step inside and be humbled by the chants and prayers of the buddhist monks. Be overwhelmed by the rich, ornate details all around, the wood carving, the gold deities, the tiles on the roof. Each statue a representation of the buddhist philosophies and way... More 

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You were made to feel very, very welcome. You do need to be covered ladies, no legs or shoulders on show; they do provide skirt wraps and shawls though. The chanting and prayers five times a day, oh what dedication. Very helpful people to guide you through your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This temple is truly amazing, yet humbling at the same time. it is well worth the hour or so to explore all available floors and the Tooth relic is a must see. Be aware that a dress code applies. For men shorts must be knee length or longer and take off your hat. Ladies you can visit wearing shorts and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to experience the mass prayer. It is such a beautiful template. The three temples in the main temple area are just incomparable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were "adopted" by an "official" within moments of arriving and suddenly found ourselves on our own private tour. We were very wary at first and really not comfortable with how the situation left our control - having said that - we actually learnt a lot from the man who showed us around and by the end of it all... More 

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Swansea, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Visually stunning, with opportunity to meditate & pray if you wish & to feel a part of a busy & beautiful temple; Close to a delicious vegetarian restaurant & of course the colourful area of China town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Tooth relic temple is a must see for both believers as well as non-believers. Located amidst the bustling streets of China town, tooth relic temple offers a divine experience for veryone. Best time to visit is during the prayer time, when the symphonic chanting by the priests provide an out of the world experience. Ladies must avoid wearing sleeveless and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go to the garden on the roof - it has a massive prayer wheel that is a must see. Loved all of the history of Buddha written as you walked through. Well worth a visit.

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