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Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

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Grover R wrote a review Mar 2020
Pensacola, Florida9,948 contributions760 helpful votes
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One of the great things about Singapore is the great variety and buildings of its major religions. While Little India has great Hindu temples, it also has a great Buddha temple. This Buddhist temple was vastly different than the Chinese ones we saw in Chinatown as this was a Thai Temple. In the center is a giant statue to the Buddha surrounded by 1,000 lights and under it is a depiction in statues of Buddha's life. However, the most interesting part of the visit is the reclining Buddha inside the giant statue that you can not take pictures of. It is a tight fit and only a couple of people can see at one time. Anyways we really enjoyed talking with the main caretaker. He also showed us the Buddha's footprint, a beautiful mother of pearl piece shaped as a footprint and dedicated to the life of the Buddha. Overall, great experience and very glad we found this.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Vladimir M wrote a review Jun 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,275 contributions416 helpful votes
The Thousand Lampad Temple, or Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Singapore. It belongs to the Thai Theravadin tradition. The temple was founded by the Thai monk Vuttisara in 1927. The height of the main statue of Buddha in the temple is 15 meters, and the weight is about 300 tons. Interesting fact. At Vesak, the annual celebration of the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha, the congregation brings a donation to the temple, for which they are allowed to place a piece of gold on the statue of the Buddha. By the end of the holiday, the Buddha is completely covered with a fresh layer of gold leaf.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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ALV710 wrote a review Apr 2019
Chennai (Madras), India87 contributions10 helpful votes
The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple popped up on my “attractions to visit near me” page and I decided to visit the place. Personally I’m very fond of temples and discovering new places so I was all the more excited. There were many other temples along the way- leading to this temple and I felt that having seen so many others - it was a slightly let down for me. Maybe it was the number of other places I had visited probably. But this temple has a giant Buddha statue - you can also go behind the statue to visit the inside chamber which portrays Buddha when he passed away. It is a relatively small temple but very well maintained. The statue is very impressive. But somehow I wasn’t as overwhelmed as I had hoped to be.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Manny V wrote a review Apr 2019
Hong Kong, China328 contributions21 helpful votes
Walked by it on our way to another sight. Nice little temple without a lot of people around. Not necessarily somewhere I’d recommend going out to if u aren’t there to worship.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Michael K wrote a review Nov 2018
625 contributions190 helpful votes
The temple itself is not that big, which makes the big statue of Buddha looks even bigger. The craftsmanship of the statue is on the primitive side which is a little disappointing, but they do allow photos which is good. It is located in between the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and the Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple. So it is convenient to visit all three on the same trip.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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