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Thian Hock Keng Temple

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Address: 158 Telok Ayer St | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6423 4616
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Description: 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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It is good to see other religions and this temple was very different to any other we have visited. Quite an austere but somehow lovely design and it was very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

It is good to see other religions and this temple was very different to any other we have visited. Quite an austere but somehow lovely design and it was very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a good Taoist Temple to visit and is a must see when in Chinatown area. A few different areas to see within the temple and it has a wishing well too.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Built by skilled Chinese craftsmen for the local Hokkien community in the 1840s using wood, stone and tile, mortise construction and NO nails. The original prayer house was dedicated to the Taoist goddess of the sea, Ma Zu, in gratitude for safe passage across the South China Sea. There was a major restoration in the late 1990s which resulted in... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You may have seen temples like this one. But if you like to visit such great pieces of art and worship I would highly recommend to go there. It is the oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore dating back to the late 1830s/early 1840s. The best time: go there on weekdays and after or before lunchbreak. You will have the temple... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the oldest temple in Singapore. Located at Telok Ayer Street, near Lau Pa Sat (5 min walk) and Raffles Place MRT (10 min walk), it has been restored to its for,er glory. The facade of ornate carvings with red, gold and granite are beautifu. You can take a walk around its grounds and admire the craftmanship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Thian Hock Keng Temple (Temple of Heavenly Happiness) is the oldest and most important Fukien, or Hoklo (Hokkien) temple in Singapore. The main temple is dedicated to Mazu, 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 mercy. The temple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Its just a old singapore culture temple and included in all tours by travel agents. avoid it if u can. Nothing much at this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Was passing by Telok Ayer Street yesterday and saw that the temple was celebrating the birthday of Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, so i went in to take a look. It was a really insightful tour as i learned about the different deities in the temple and the temple itself through their mobile virtual guide. (There was a booth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My city tour included a 25 minute stop here but it was too long. The temple is quite small. If one hasn't been touring SE Asia and hasn't seen a Buddhist temple yet, this is a worthwhile visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The tour took us here and various religions were featured around the temple. Photos are restricted in the area where people are praying. Interesting.

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