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Temple of 1,000 Lights (Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya)

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This Thai-influenced temple features numerous broad-ranging styles of Buddha representation.
336 Race Course Rd., Singapore, Singapore
+65 6294 0714
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This temple is on Racecourse Rd in Little India. It isn't big, so you'll have to look closely to find it. It was built in 1927 by Thai Buddhists, so you'll see lots of Thai features like the flame shapes on the roof, elephant figures,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, by the time I arrived, it was closed. However, the outside of temple is beautiful and flanked by tiger statues on each side. Hopefully, I will be able to return to see inside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shikataganai73
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Came here to see this temple.Pamphlets at the front explain temple and also explanations of Budha image each day and his journey to enlightenment.For 50 cents spin wheel to find out your fate.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Flitz8
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, popularly known as the Temple of a Thousand Lights, is located at 366 Race Course Road in the Little India precinct. It is home to Singapore's tallest Buddha statue and a relic said to be carved from the bark...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank TanC1129
Reviewed January 16, 2018

This temple is very close from Little India (Walking distant) . It is very peaceful. Cant say that its a must visit as there are so many places to go

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Saurabhpatil93
Reviewed November 23, 2016

My second trip to Singapore necessitated a second visit to The Temple of 1,000 Lights. A modest temple, it features a 45-foot statue of a Thai-inspired Bhudda.When the attendants realize you are not a look-i-loo but someone generally interested int their faith they give generously...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Cindy F
Reviewed April 23, 2016

The temple was renovated by the Aw Boon brothers (of Tiger balm and Haw Par Villa fame), leaving marks of their involvement in and around the temple, like the Tiger and Jaguar at the entrance each representing one of the brothers. The temple is simple...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank JoChabanis
Reviewed July 11, 2015

If have love for the sacred and the eastern philosophy - you must visit . The location is not too ideal but if you have a taste for The old monasteries this place is worth your time . Not for a hurried traveller with constraint...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed January 10, 2015

Located almost opposite a Taoist temple, this Buddhist temple contains a very large statue of Buddha. Footwear needs to be left outside, but didn't seem to be any objections to taking photographs inside. Wasn't too busy when I visited early on a Saturday afternoon. Worth...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank KGB777
Reviewed December 19, 2014

This temple is very different with other Buddha Temple in the world. If you are a Buddhist, this is a very worthy place to discover. If you not, you also should visit it because of its beautiful construction.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank SamSingWee
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