Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Religious Sites
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: 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. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its timeless and enduring message to the spiritual needs of man in finding true peace, happiness, and well-being. In this part of the programme, learn about the basic essential knowledge of Buddhism. [Basic Meditation] Buddhist have been practicing meditation in cultivating calm, focused and positive states of mind. Introductory of technique will be taught to enable the participants to learn practical tips on how to achieve a clearer state of mind and focus better. 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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Judy T
Gold Coast, Australia222 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This spectacular temple was less than a minutes walk from our hotel and drew our attention. From the moment we stepped inside it was a very moving experience. The monks were chanting and it was mesmerising. The bottom level is the temple where you are free to walk the entire perimeter to observe. Lifts to the upper levels take you to the museum and artifacts with an extensive collection of Buddhist history and culture. The fourth floor is the Buddha's tooth. You must remove your shoes and no photos are permitted here. The rooftop garden houses a magnificent prayer wheel. We visited here several times over our week stay, every day was a different experience within the temple.
Written June 13, 2022
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Josh
Rotherham, UK23 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Cannot be missed. Make sure you visit all the floors especially the roof garden and observe the prayers. Don’t be that idiot that stands and doesn’t pay attention to the public praying as they pray at the statues along the inside perimeter of the temple!
Written September 25, 2022
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,822 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I took my time in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and participated in the 100 coins ritual. In exchange for $10, you get 100 x 10c pieces to out in each of the Buddha offering jars throughout the temple, after you’ve made a wish to the Buddha.

It was exhilarating to be able to partake in this ritual.

The statues of all the various different Buddha’s and their positions is also fascinating - I didn’t realise initially there were so many.

You are required to wear shoes in this temple, and you still need to be adequately attired. Sarongs / shoulder coverings are provided and security does get very cross with tourists who breach these conditions.

Well worth the time to visit here, with entry by donation.
Written January 2, 2020
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Squidy Travels
Sydney, Australia201 contributions
Sep 2022
This temple is such a beautiful place to visit the exterior is impressive but the inside is incredible. There are so many ornate details. They will provide you with a shawl if you need it, and be mindful this is a temple. They do let you take photos inside just ensure you remain respectful of those worshiping there.
Written September 15, 2022
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B T
London, UK955 contributions
Aug 2022
This was an excellent place to visit, there is a great hall with golden Buddha statues on the ground floor. In the middle is a museum with lots of old buddha statues and shrines. On the top floor is the shrine containing the so called tooth of the Buddha which is very ornate and covered in gold and well worth seeing. Very interesting place
Written August 27, 2022
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Brandon
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Sep 2022
The main floor with the golden Buddha was breathtaking. I wasn't able to view other parts of the temple (I could have just missed it because other reviews mentioned going up to different levels). Make sure you dress conservatively; cover up shoulders, back, and knees. If you forget to cover up, a shawl will be offered, so don't fret.
Written September 13, 2022
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UnT
36 contributions
Feb 2020
It takes a day to visit the whole temple. The top most golden buddha temple is a must see where his original teeth and hair is kept . There is a meditation place where anyone can come and sit as long as they want till the closing time which is 7 pm.
you will feel relaxed and energized. What a wonderful feeling !
Written January 13, 2021
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BrooklynDodgers13
Henderson, NV714 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is quite beautiful. If you are a woman and wearing shorts, you will be expected to wear a sarong. There is a pile of them available on the back table for you to use. All persons entering the Temple are asked to remove their shoes👞. A rack is provided. The Temple is 4 stories tall with a Roof Garden as well. You may see congregants worshipping when you visit. It is important to respect their prayer time. The Gold Tooth is exhibited on the 4th floor. It is surrounded by gold and the floor has gold in it too. While you can photograph most areas, the gold tooth may not be photographed. There’s a Security Guard to make sure. And in Singapore 🇸🇬, you DON’T break the rules!!! I was told that the Temple cost $75 million dollars to build.
Written February 29, 2020
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,638 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of largest Buddhist temple in Singapore that houses thousands of Buddha statues. One of the must visit for tourists descending in Chinatown.
The most biggest artifacts here is The Buddha Tooth same as the place name Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. This is the most commercial temple I've ever visited. It literally has ATM inside the temple. Good architecture, and interior, well maintained I guess because of the money the people spend there! Anyway richly designed interiors and comprehensive exhibits on Buddhist art and history tell stories of culture over thousands of years old. Built in 2007.
Written March 1, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a Buddhist temple in the heart of Chinatown. I’ve visited this temple before and got to see the shrine where the relic is said to be stored. Sadly, the upper floors were closed off when I visited this time because of Covid. No photographs are permitted of the tooth relic shrine anyway, so it’s just as well that the temple is a beautiful building built in the Tang Dynasty Style. Along with the Chinatown area, this is probably the one thing that should be on any visit to the neighbourhood.
Written March 10, 2020
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