26 December 2012

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore

Despite the huge number of shops and malls to visit in Singapore I have also had time this past few days to enjoy Singapore Zoo and have some culture around the Chinatown area of Singapore.  Located in Chinatown is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum complex, an impressive 4 story temple finished in 2005, the tooth relic is said to have come from the ruins of another temple found in Myanmar.
The main stupa housing the tooth relic is encased in 320 kilograms of gold all donated from various devotees, photographs were not permitted upstairs where the stupa was but it did look nothing less than mint condition and an unbelievable amount of gold in the room.
Here is the temple from outside:
 The main hall of the temple:
Cast iron prayer bell:

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lloyddiane said...

wow Tom, how about the National Library Board wanting a piece of you aswell. Love the photos and glad that you are enjoying your christmas holiday.