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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 #18 of 336 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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Columbia, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful buddist architecture in this temple. Located in chinatown along a row of houses of worship (synagogue, musjid, Hindu temple), this temple was a cool and pretty sanctuary from the heat and humidity. Loved the quiet chanting in the background, the smell of incesce burning the the well decorated walls of buddha's statues. As in all houses of worship, please... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few sites in Singapore where there isn't a charge. They allow you to take plenty of photos even while services are occurring; just be respectful and don't interrupt. Most people just walk through, which takes about 10 minutes. However, if you use the elevators/stairs found down a hallway at either end of the building, you... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful modern temple which often has events or services going on. What makes it stand out from many other temples in Asia (yes, the place is packed with lots of big and fantastic temples) include the 4th floor museum which holds an amazing array of artefacts from around the Buddhist world including some quite rare pieces with good descriptions -... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were there at 10am in time to see monks holding ceremony and it was delightful. Make sure you take lift to top and have a look at the roof-top garden when there.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Literally hundreds of Buddhas. This temple is a place of worship ans ceremonies are going on all the time. Very serene and peaceful.

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Holzkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Quite nice looking temple from the outside and inside. many many little Buddhas inside. Worth a visit since you´re in chinatown anyway!

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Oakhurst QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a fascinating place this temple has such character to see all the monks and others praying inside was really quite special. Inside is very beautiful a peaceful and very holy atmosphere and very interesting as well a must visit when going to China Town. I really enjoyed my visit here and went away feeling empowered. You must remove your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Chinatown during Chinese new year and the temple was lit up with lanterns. It was a beautiful sight at night, with the entire temple cast in an orange glow.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The temple has always been a centre-point of my travel to Singapore. Not at all religious however I simply love the serene atmosphere this temple has to offer. I don't know if it is the character of my little one however she was very quiet during their ceremonies that the monks even noticed and gave her a special blessing which... More

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A Temple , that you may visit, if you are going to Singapore and , must if you are going to near by of China town. A quite large , very peaceful and holy environments.

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