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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a newly-built Buddhist temple dedicated to Maitreya Buddha. It is is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and was erected to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha found in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar in 1980. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005 and the temple was completed in 2 years of time.
1. What to see
The three large, heavy, red lacquered doors doors are in accordance with traditional Tang Dynasty architecture. They are fitted with gilt bronze studs, engraved plates and lion door knockers.
Entring the temple, the solemn Hundred Dragons Hall is dignified with statues of 100 Buddhas placed along the walls. Statue of Maitreya Buddha occupies the center of the hall. A beautifully handcrafted Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara sits upon an elaborate lotus throne in the adjoining Universal Wisdom Hall. The last room contains the staue of Yellow Jambhala (Dzambhala).
2. When to see
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is open everyday from 7am to 7pm.
4. How to get there
Most tourists visit Singapore on a package tour that allows them to spend 2-3 days in the city. Since this monument is located right in the middle of Chinatown area, it is very easy to get there.
5. Where to stay
There are plenty of hotels to stay in Singapore, the best ones are located either at the city center or at the Island of Sentosa.