The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a Tang-style Chinese Buddhist Temple. The name is derived from what Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha. Recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India, it’s now displayed on its grounds.
The sacred relic is housed in a giant stupa that weighs an amazing 3500 kilogrammes – made from 320 kilogrammes of gold, of which 234 kilogrammes were donated by devotees.
There are weekly guided tours, cultural performances, talks and film screenings to help you understand the religion and its teachings. Though the temple was built in 2007, its richly designed interiors and comprehensive exhibits tell stories of Buddhist culture over thousands of years old.
Recommended duration: 40 mins
288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
| Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber: Daily 9am–6pm | Eminent Sangha Museum: Daily 7am–7pm | Admission to the temple and weekly guided tours are free of charge | Please adhere to the temple’s dress code (e.g. no exposed shoulders or revealing outfits) when visiting. |
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