Located in the heart of Chinatown, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple showcases Tang style architecture. It was built in 2007 to house the tooth relic of Buddha. Other sacred relics of the Buddha like bone and tongue are also housed in the temple. The architecture of the temple is a mesmerizing combination of the elements and history of both the Tang Dynasty and the Buddhist Mandala. The temple is a must-visit for its architectural brilliance and also features exhibits of Buddhist culture.
The sacred relics of the Buddha are on the third floor of the Buddhist Culture Museum. There is a sacred light hall on the fourth floor. The tooth relic is housed in a stupa made of 320 kg gold and weighing 3.5 tonnes. Devotees are not allowed into the relic chamber & only the monks can enter the chamber.
The temple offers you a space for quiet contemplation away from the hustle and bustle of the city with the pagoda and Buddha prayer wheel. Eminent Sangha Museum is another attraction where film screening, talks and cultural performances are held. The temple totally deserves to be on your must visit list of places in Singapore.
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