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Thian Hock Keng Temple

Address: 158 Telok Ayer St | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6423 4616
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Singapore's Chinatown Morning Walking Tour
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Ranked #72 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The intricacies of the temple are amazing, take your time and walk around slowly. There is a great garden area adjacent with brass statues to have a break from the heat!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've walked past this temple countless times over the years but have never actually been inside until today. It's very popular with your groups and there are often buses parking nearby releasing hordes of tourists. The temple is quite attractive inside although photography inside is discouraged.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This Hokkian styled Taoist temple is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture in Singapore. The most stunning part is the entrance gate, the lacquered door depicting dragon and guardians are exceptionally beautiful, the gilded wooden cravings on beams and ceiling are also impressive, sometime too gaudy.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thian Hock Keng temple is the only temple included in our city tour. In the middle of Chinatown, the temple is located in a quiet side street. Probably it was a Saturday and there are very few people in the area. Relatively peaceful, the temple is quite ornate in its façade and the various altars are done in intricately designed... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I like visiting temples during my travels because I enjoy their architecture, their colors, and observing those who worship there. Thian Hock Keng is easy to find and would be worth a little bit of your time.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Take the time if you are enjoying the food and atmosphere of Chinatown to walk the short distance to Telok Ayer Street and visit this Temple. The various areas within the Temple are interesting to see

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newcastle england
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Was part of a tour but felt this place has a special place just quite would off liked more time to sit and take in the atmosphere not suitable for disable/wheelchairs

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is one of Singapore's oldest Chinese Temples, built in 1839 in homage to the goddess Ma Zu who laid down her life to give seafarers a safe passage. It is constructed without the use of nails in the southern Chinese architectural style with all materials being imported from China. It has a high step at the front as it... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I had read about this temple in a guidebook when planning my trip to Singapore and was intrigued to learn that the entry gates were made in Glasgow, Scotland - my home city. So I was pleased to find the time to pay it a visit while in the city. It is a beautiful temple, with ornate and colourful carvings... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Walked over to here through the streets which was nice and easy, and it's not hard to locate. I turned up just the right side of worship so had full access to the temple, but I get the feeling if I'd turned up half an hour earlier I may have been locked out of parts. It's a working temple, but... More 

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