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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore

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Feel the presence of a sacred religious artifact at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, featuring impressive architecture and a large collection of Buddhist relics that provide it with an air of historical grandeur. You can see the golden stupa that protects the tooth relic from a public viewing area, and remember that only monks can enter in the inner chamber. Take the elevator to the rooftop garden for a moment of quiet surrounded by nature. Dress respectfully in clothing that covers your shoulders and legs before entering the temple. To visit Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and other attractions in Singapore, use our Singapore online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Strikingly red colored temple near Chinatown (or in the middle of Chinatown?) Temple was quite crowded with visitors but we could still feel the peacefulness inside. They’ll lend sarong to visitors... 
    Strikingly red colored temple near Chinatown (or in the middle of Chinatown?) Temple was quite crowded with visitors but we could still feel the peacefulness inside. They’ll lend sarong to visitors...  more »
  • Very nice temple easily accessible from the MRT in Chinatown, but built in 2008 so its history is not very rich. 
    Very nice temple easily accessible from the MRT in Chinatown, but built in 2008 so its history is not very rich.  more »
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  • Beautiful temple! I was lucky to get there when there was a celebration going on. It was amazing. Prepare yourself to see thousands (yes, thousands) of Buddhas. Don’t miss the roof garden! Also remember to be quiet and respecting. Women: it is helpful to have with you a scarf to cover your shoulders and avoid going with short shorts or skirts - but in case you are traveling and don’t have much cloths choices, no worries! They borrow some scarfs and pieces of fabric so you can still enter the temple ;)
  • Beautiful temple, very much worth a visit. The chanting by the monks inside is so relaxing and the entrance where you can pray is spectacular. Inside is beautiful. The third floor prayer area is also special and the roof garden with the giant prayer wheel and orchids was very tranquil. This is well worth a visit.

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The Chinese Tang dynasty-style building in the heart of Chinatown houses a tooth relic of Buddha, as well as other revered artefacts. This is a fine example of the Chinese Tang dynasty style of architecture in the heart of Chinatown. As its name suggests, the museum houses a tooth relic of Buddha, as well as other revered artefacts. Built in 2007, the temple takes up the complex’s ground floor, and visitors will marvel at the rich interiors comprising paintings, statues & other exhibits related to Buddha and Buddhism. The building also has a roof garden, a library, a vegetarian restaurant in the basement and a bookstore. Visitors can gain more insight into the Buddhist way of life during the “Discovering Buddhism” workshop.