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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on May 8, 2020 Share on

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Singapore

Individuals following the practices upheld by monk Buddha are collectively known as Buddhists. Buddhism has quite a history in Singapore. 43% of Singapore’s population follows Buddhism, making it the biggest religious denomination by population in the state. Buddhism is also practiced in the North-Eastern states of India. The architecture of the temples is unique. It showcases strong Indian subcontinental influences. And one such famous buddhist temple in Singapore is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

The Temple was built in 2007, with a goal of spreading Buddhism to create peace and harmony in the world. The temple is of four floors, with each floor representing Buddha’s teachings and his relics. The interiors of the temple itself tells the knowledge and its impact it has had in the world.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
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The Buddha Tooth Relic temple and museum is one of Singapore’s most popular and most visited tourist destinations. The temple gets its name after a left canine tooth in gold stupa was found, while digging up the place in Myanmar, where Buddha was buried. It was later brought to Singapore to the Buddha temple and the followers started to worship it. 

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Opening Hours

It’s open every day in the week. You can pay a visit anytime between 9AM – 6PM. You can also stay for the closing ceremony that happens everyday at 6:15PM if you wish to.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Entrance Fees

The fee to enter the temple or the Buddha Museum for adults and kids is 0 INR. Being a religious place, they do not charge any fee for admission. 

How to Reach Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Located near the South Bridge Road in Singapore, the temple can be easily reached by taking any public transport or cabs in Singapore. 

  • You can take Bus no. 80 & Bus no. 145 to reach the temple and get down at the South Bridge stop, from there, the temple is just a minute walk away. 
  • If you plan on taking the MRT (trains),  board the train that goes to Chinatown and get down there. From there, you will have to take Exit A and turn right to SBR and boom, you can see the temple. 

Tips before visiting Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

  • Photography – To get a better picture of the temple with good lighting, try taking pictures from the stairwell near the housing building of the public. 
  • Guided Tour – If you wish to learn more about the temple, you can plan a visit on Saturdays where the temple administration organizes a free guided tour to know for anyone who is interested. The tour takes approx 2 hours to complete. So plan your day accordingly. 

Wanting to spread world peace round the world? Wondering what it is like to know about the Buddha and Buddhism? Find answers for all questions about Buddhism at the auspicious Buddha Tooth Relic Temple of Singapore. Book your Singapore trip already at Pickyourtrail, and get your gyaan on point on Buddha, the culture and practices of Buddhism. 

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