The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the China town district of Singapore.
“The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005. Costing S$62 million and 2 years later, a soft launch was held to coincide with the 2007 Vesak Day celebration.” It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The relic can be viewed by the public at the 4th floor of the temple.
Since opening, the temple has become a popular attraction within Chinatown. Simple vegetarian fare is served in the basement of the temple, though donations are accepted.
Located in the historic district of Chinatown, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum’s richly designed interiors and comprehensive exhibits on Buddhist art and history tell stories of culture over thousands of years old. Built in 2007, the temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed on the temple’s grounds.
Opening Closing Time Viewing of Buddha Tooth Relic: 9 am- 6 pm
Buddhist Culture Museum and Relic Chamber: 9 am-6 pm
Emiment Sangha Museum: 7 am-7 pm
Entrance Fee Free Entry
Address 288 S Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
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