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Largest monestary in Singapore, located in Bishan

Is a huge compound comprising of a number of buildings. Please cater at least 1-2 hours to cover... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple

Phor Kark See Temple is one of the oldest temple in the Kong Meng San Crematorium complex. This... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
Singapore, Singapore
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88 Bright Hill Road Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore 574117, Singapore
+65 6849 5300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Is a huge compound comprising of a number of buildings. Please cater at least 1-2 hours to cover the whole area. Extremely serene and peaceful! Excellent place to clam your mind. Be mindful with your dressing though as this is a worship place. Can be...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Phor Kark See Temple is one of the oldest temple in the Kong Meng San Crematorium complex. This temple housed 3 White Jade Buddhas representing Buddhas from the past, present and future. The temple allows devotees to have their queries answered via bamboo stick oracle...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

Bright Hill Temple or “Kong Meng San Phor Kark & Monastery” has a turtle pond and a Chinese crematorium (where most of Singapore’s deceased are cremated) but is a Buddhist Temple! It was built in 1920 to encourage Buddhism and provide accommodation for monks. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Robin P
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Visited the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See monastry and loved it. It has beautiful architecture and gives you a positive, peaceful feeling. The Bodhi tree, Zen garden with the water stream, giant Buddha statue in the big hall on the top floor are all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

One of the most beautiful Temples ever built in Singapore. A good place to detox the mind and soul. Highly recommended to locals and tourists alike.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Although a bit far off from city centre/downtown I’d highly recommend visiting it as I’ve never seen such a mesmerising monastery and set of temples within the same location. Off the beaten track, with good facilities for visitors and so much to see... amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This was first on our "to see" list". There are so many beautiful structures and buildings in this complex that one can admire. It is a bit far away from the centre of the city and we took a taxi there. The vegetarian restaurant is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dr Neerja L B
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This temple, also called Bright Hill (after the name of the suburb) and Guang Ming Shan Pu Jue Chan Shi, is a bit out of the way, but still reasonably accessible. Hop off at MRT Bishan and have a nice walk... or if you don't...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed April 12, 2018

It is a series of buildings with incredible roofs and the insides are even more stunning. We made our own way there on a Friday and never saw another tourist. Easy to get there by bus. We took the 162 bus from Esplanade to Bright...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Lindahollins
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

This place was a feast for the eyes. We happened to be there late morning on the Lunar NY Eve, and it was so fascinating. All of the people rushing around to bring offerings to their ancestors and to pray. The monks were actively preparing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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