5 beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore

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5 beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore
A third of Singapore’s population is Buddhist, and so it is no surprise that there are so many beautiful Buddhist temples here. A visit to one of these temples is not only to admire the architectural beauty, it is also an excellent way to learn about the religion, culture and background of the devotees who worship there.

Here are some of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore that are worth a visit. Please remember to dress considerately when entering the temples, no shorts, short skirts or sleeveless tops.
  • Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

    Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya TempleSakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

    Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is one of the most prominent and widely visited Buddhist temples on the island-city and it is often coined the Temple of 1000 lights.

    Located at Race Course Road, the decor and architecture of the temple are largely Thai-influenced. What appeals to many locals and tourists alike is the beautiful statues and figurines at the temple, most iconically the 15-meter (49-foot) high statue of the seated Buddha which greets you as you enter the temple. There are many other smaller figurines and murals that you must see with your own two eyes.

  • Maha Sasani Ramsi

    Maha Sasani RamsiMaha Sasani Ramsi

    Maha Sasani Ramsi is considered the oldest Theravada site in Singapore and one of the city’s major claims to fame. Besides being an important cultural centre for the local Burmese population, the awe-inspiring, pure white marble statue of Buddha is is the largest of its kind outside Myanmar.

    Surrounding the statue is a vibrant light that shrouds the entire space in a golden hue, creating a striking and beautiful image. Also of note is the traditional Burmese architecture at the temple’s entrance, with gold embellishments topping off whitewashed walls.

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

    Buddha Tooth Relic TempleBuddha Tooth Relic Temple

    Absolutely impossible to miss when in Chinatown, this eye-catching temple is actually very new. Completed in 2005, it is built along classical Chinese Tang Dynasty-inspired architecture. This massive edifice has fast become one of Chinatown’s most famous attractions despite its short history, hosting a brilliant museum and a number of Buddhist rituals and festivals throughout the year. Be sure to catch one for a glimpse of Singapore’s strong Buddhist traditions in full swing.

  • Hai Inn Temple

    Hai Inn TempleHai Inn Temple

    Hai Inn Temple is likely the most picturesque temple in Singapore, surrounded by lush greenery and nestled away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Founded in 1928, the temple itself is far more modest than usual, renouncing the grandiloquent appearance of other Buddhist temples. The temple is famous for its Brahma Bell, one of the largest in Singapore, ringing it is believed to calm the souls trapped in hell.

  • Kong Men San Phor Kark See Monastery

    Kong Men San Phor Kark See MonasteryKong Men San Phor Kark See Monastery

    As the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore, this monumental structure is revered for the many services it provides to the local Buddhist population. It is especially worth visiting during Buddhist festivals like Vesak Day. The architectural style shows some Chinese influence (which should come as no surprise given that most Buddhists in Singapore are Chinese).

    It also houses some unique artefacts like the Bodhi Tree, which is believed to be related to the very same tree Buddha attained enlightenment under, and a gargantuan bronze statue of Buddha himself – one of the largest found in Asia.

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