Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore 2010

The Buddhist Temple Buddha Tooth Relic is located in Chinatown. The temple is connected with a museum, in which among other things also the history of the building is presented. But most of the exhibitions are devoted to the various religious arts and cultures of Singapore.

On March 13, 2005, the opening ceremony of the temple, which was inspired by the style of the Tang Dynasty. Some drafts had previously been submitted and rejected again until a decision was made for today’s building method. The temple was built around the Tooth Relic of the historical Buddha, which was found in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar in 1980.

The temple is considered the most recent landmark of Chinatown by its architecture. Close by is the Hindu temple of Sri Mariamman. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is home to the Buddhist Culture Museum, the Eminent Sangha Museum, the Tripitaka Chamber and a theater for cultural events, discussions and film screenings. In addition to the Buddha’s teeth, one should take a look at the Hundred Dragons Hall, also called Maitreya Hall, whose design is overwhelming. If one is lucky, a fair is held, which makes the atmosphere even more impressive.

 

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