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Small temple with a big Buddha statue

The temple itself is not that big, which makes the big statue of Buddha looks even bigger. The... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Michael K
Big Buddha near Little India

The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is a small temple - but with a large statue of Buddha. It is on... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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One of the most prominent and widely visited Buddhist temples in Singapore, The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is often referred to as the Temple of 1,000 Lights.
366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638, Singapore
+65 6294 0714
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is a small temple - but with a large statue of Buddha. It is on the edge of Little India - and you would have to go out of your way to see it. The building is very well...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 22 September 2018

While I had visited Buddhist temples in Japan in the past, this was my first experience with a large statue of a Buddha as I was beginning my journey through Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. I was exposed to the story of Buddha's life which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

On little india heritage trail,chance spin for your fortune for 50cents,lovely explanations cards at front

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The temple is quite far from the main tourist attractions and is not exactly in little India. The temple itself is small, but there is a huge statue of the Buddha. I'm not sure it deserves a special trip to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 18 December 2017

As a child I visited it some 40+ years ago, and the immense sitting Buddha left an impression on me ever since. It still does when I visited now. As stated, it is a small temple, clean, and very peaceful. It is not on the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Although it says Little India, you need to walk past Farrer Park MRT to get to it. Although it has a large Buddha, It is a very small temple and appeared to us a temple for praying rather than for tourists. There is also a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My mother and I came by this place by sheer accident. We spent about 20 minutes in prayer, taking turns (and getting predictions) on the astrology wheel. More importantly, the place itself is deeply spiritual. Look at the frescos on the base of the giant...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank BairaveeB2
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Located on Race Course Road in Little India, this temple founded in 1927 is dominated by its 15m tall 300 tonne statue of Buddha. Luckily we got there just before closing (4:30pm), my fault for not checking earlier. The reason I choose to visit was...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Dingo_dude
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

15 metres tall and weighing 300 tons, the giant Buddha dominates as you walk into the temple. Be sure to walk behind the immense statue as there is a very small staircase leading to a second sleeping Buddha underneath it. The staff are very friendly,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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