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Address: 158 Telok Ayer St | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6423 4616
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The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe...

The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe passage, and stands where Singapore's waterfront used to be, before the land was reclaimed.

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One of the oldest Chinese Taoist temple in Singapore

Dedicated to Ma Tsu, the Goddess protecting travellers and sailors in Southern China, Thian Hock Keng Temple was originally located at the beach and sailors would offer their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dedicated to Ma Tsu, the Goddess protecting travellers and sailors in Southern China, Thian Hock Keng Temple was originally located at the beach and sailors would offer their thanks after making a successful journey by sea from Southern China. Decades of land reclamation has surrounded the temple with various high rise office buildings. The temple was built in Qing dynasty,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dedicated by Chinese seafarers to Ma Zu, this is Singapore's oldest Chinese temple, currently under the administration of the Hokkien Clans Association. Guided tours of the temple (and the surrounding area) are available. The temple courtyard is also host to occasional performances of traditional Nanyin.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I visited this temple as part of the SneakPeak Singapore walking tour (see separate review). It is well preserved and a calm oasis in the middle of the business district. There is a plaque in the temple that is highly treasured as it is based on a scroll written by the Chinese emperor in gratitude to the donations from the... More 

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Ranong, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The temple was very quiet for doing the meditation and peaceful mind. The art in chinease style temple was wonderful esp when I was alking around the temple. Here has a scenery view at the top roof which were amazing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This temple was established since 1821 and has went through refurbishment. The great thing for art lover, you are now able to see the wall painting and stone carving clearly. The whole artitecture including roof, etc are filled with traditional art carving - figurine, flowers, birds, etc. If you take a closer look at the interior roof, you can see... More 

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

One of the best temples in Singapore - this is a wonderful example of Chinese architecture. You can take photos, but not in the main temple. If you want to go into the main temple then you must cover up using the aprons and shawls provided. The main temple is fascinating, and there is a lot of free literature. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I had visited the Thian Hock Keng Temple as part of the Singapore City Tour. It’s the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore and is dedicated to Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea. It was more interesting than I had expected, especially the architecture and the colourful statues inside. It’s definitely worth a visit if you haven’t seen a Chinese temple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I passed by this temple and found that it seems an attraction and I misunderstood this is a UNESCO heritage. It is not but it is still consider one of the oldest temple in Singapore. I was first attracted by the outlook of the temple, looks old and vintage. Hence, we went in. You can reach the temple via Telok... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been here for more than ½ hour. Photography is allowed except main temple. Thian Hock Keng Temple is the oldest temple in Singapore. The main temple is dedicated toMazu, the Taoist goddess of the sea and protector of all seamen, while a second temple at the back is a Buddhist one dedicated to Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

beautiful Taoist temple. All the materials were brought from China except the gates which for some reason are from Scotland. Beautiful wood beams and carved dragons.

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