Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple information

Location
Singapore
Address
288 South Bridge Rd
Telephone
+ 65 6220 0220
Getting there
Metro: Chinatown
More information
www.btrts.org.sg
Opening hours
7am-7pm, relic viewing 9am-6pm
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Consecrated in 2008, this hulking, five-storey Buddhist temple is home to what is reputedly the left canine tooth of the Buddha, recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, northern India. While its authenticity is debated, the relic enjoys VIP status inside a 420kg solid-gold stupa in a dazzlingly ornate 4th-floor room. More religious relics await at the 3rd-floor Buddhism museum, while the peaceful rooftop garden features a huge prayer wheel inside a 10,000 Buddha Pavilion.