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Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
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+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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It is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. Built in bigger area than other temples in its vicinity. Photographs are allowed only in some parts in the temple. Buddhism books... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The temple is very beautiful. You can walk along the whole area to see the structure which were built without any nail!. Don;t forget to visit "Singapore Music Box Museum" which located in the next door.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. Built in bigger area than other temples in its vicinity. Photographs are allowed only in some parts in the temple. Buddhism books available for free for reading and takeaway in the temple.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest temple in Singapore, it was gazetted as a national monument in 1973. The temple is richly decorated with coloured tiles, lacquered wood, as well as figures of dragons and phoenix. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Singapore on business in June 2016. The Thian Hock Keng Temple is in the Telok Ayer neighborhood near the Singapore financial district. Telok Ayer has a lot of colonial era buildings and is full of restaurants. The temple is an interesting place to visit and it takes only about 30 minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Walking around this old temple you feel the peacefulness of the place. Well worth a visit when in Singapore

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We experienced the Temple on the Tour East City Tour. Its important to note the sections you can photograph and those you can't. It is a place of worship and we left to make our way through the temple on our own. I think a bit more information is needed to really appreciate what you are seeing. For me it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We did this visit on our first day . So nice to see . Really old .lovely to see other religions .Some of the area you cannot photo . Some people use it to pray

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Singapore Thian Hock Keng Temple of heavenly bliss boasts as being one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore with many statutes and intricate carvings galore. Be prepared to spend some time there if you are really keen to enjoy the experience. Respect the culture No shorts, covering of the legs is important for both men and women. A must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

When you are in Singapore it's nice to see these temple . We can see how they pray . The idol is mainly of lord Buddha and other Chinese gods .but you get positive energy .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

It's a lovely temple in the centre of Singapore. I especially loved the contrast of the old tradional temple and the hustling and bustling city at the background. It's worth your short visit.

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