Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum 佛牙寺
288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
Children : FreeAdult : Free
Chinatown MRT Station
Located in the heart 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. This Tang-styled building’s design was inspired by the Buddhist Mandala, a symbol of Buddhist culture that represents the universe.
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. The Buddha Tooth Relic is housed in a giant stupa weighing a whopping 3,500 kilograms and made from 320 kilograms of gold, of which 234 kilograms were donated by devotees.
If you’re looking for a little quiet contemplation amid Chinatown’s hubbub, the roof garden, with its pagoda and Buddha prayer wheel, offers a tranquil hideaway.