Amitabha Buddhist Centre


Seek inner peace at this seven-storey Tibetan Buddhist centre, which holds classes on dharma and meditation (check the website for the schedule), as well as events during religious festivals. The prayer hall on level four, decorated with colourful thangkas (Tibetan Buddhist paintings), statues and offerings, is open to the public. Adjoining it is a small store selling prayer flags, Buddhist literature and other spiritual items.

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