Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore is a Tang-styled Chinese Buddhist temple designed by the temple’s Chief Abbot Venerable Shi Fa Zhao. Only built recently in 2007, the temple cost S$75 million to set up. It is located in the Chinatown district of Singapore and is easy to find on the main street. When visiting you will be asked to cover shoulders and legs with a selection of robes supplied by the temple.

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The temple was named after what the Buddhists believe is the left canine tooth of Buddha, which after being recovered from his funeral pyre in India, is now displayed on the temple grounds.


There is a beautiful rooftop orchid garden which is so unusual to visit and a feeling of serenity is experienced. The lush garden is home to palms, ferns, frangipanis and many different varieties of orchids. There is even a species Dendrobium Buddha Tooth which is named after the temple.

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my visit to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown, Singapore. If you are planning a trip to Singapore make sure you check out my Top 10 Must-Do in Singapore guide, linked below.

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Useful Links

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Website

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