I had reached well on time at Chinatown Visitor Centre and I was waiting for the tour bus for my third stop. Since I had some 15 to 20 minutes I decided to visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which is right next to the Chinatown visitor centre.
The temple exhibits art and various sculptures of Buddha. They tell stories of culture over hundreds of years. The temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha. History says that the tooth has been recovered from Buddha’s funeral pyre in Kushalnagar, India.
The operating hours of the temple are from 7 AM to 7 PM and there is no entrance fee. The dress code requires that the shoulders and legs are covered. The scarfs and the skirts are provided at the entrance.
The architecture of the temple looks beautiful from the outside.
The display of the sculptures of Buddha was amazing. Each of them represented different avatar of Buddha.
The main shrine has the big Buddha in the middle of the hall.
In the nutshell, visiting the temple provides a great insight into the culture of Buddhism and is one of the must dos in Singapore.