Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
(新加坡佛牙寺龙华院)
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Established 2002[1]
Location 288, South Bridge Road. Singapore 058840
Public transit access Chinatown MRT Station, Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
Website Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum,
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The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the Chinatown district of Singapore.

"The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005. Costing S$62 million and 2 years later, a soft launch was held to coincide with the 2007 Vesak Day celebration."[2] It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar.[3]

Since opening, the temple has become a popular attraction within Chinatown. Simple vegetarian fare is served in the basement of the temple, though donations are accepted.

Photo Gallery of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum[edit]

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  1. ^ "Buddha Tooth Relic Temple". myonlinetour.com. 
  2. ^ "Soft launch of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Singapore". Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Origin of BTRTM". Retrieved 2011-01-05.