Sunday, June 10, 2007

Buddha's Tooth Relic Temple - Gem of Singapore

Singapore just unveiled a gem - The Buddha's Tooth Relic Temple. Limited by space, instead of a traditional Chinese temple's flat layout, this temple goes vertical, different halls on different levels, with bell tower and drum tower integrated. It is a combination of the Buddhist Mandala and Chinese Tang Dyansty architecture.
What is most amazing about this place is the fine workmanship, the elegance of statues, the decorations. Magnificent!

Program Timings

Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Stupa Curtain opening times:

9 – 11 am

2 – 3.30 pm

6.30 – 8 pm

Daily Maitreya Hall Service:

5 am Morning Chanting

11 am Buddha Offerings

4 pm Evening Chanting

8 pm Drum

8.15 pm Bell

8.45 pm Closing

Viewing of Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic

14-16th day of 1st lunar month (Chinese New Year & Birthday of Maitreya Buddha)

8-15th day of 4th lunar month (Vesak)

1 comment:

  1. That looks amazing. Wish that had been there when I was in Singapore earlier this year taking panoramas from around the island. You can see some of them linked to this Singapore map.