Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, Singapore

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
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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.
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL14,184 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written 2 March 2020
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Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
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.
Written 21 June 2019
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ALV710
Chennai (Madras), India87 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
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.
Written 15 April 2019
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Manny V
Hong Kong, China328 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 10 April 2019
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Michael K
738 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 25 November 2018
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Mazmannan
Basingstoke, UK9,077 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
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 maintained - and looks pleasing to the eye.

The life of Buddha is documented at the bottom of the statue.
Written 18 October 2018
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Eitleoir
Irvine, CA617 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
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 is recounted around the base of the statue. This added to the foundation of my basic understanding of Buddha and his impact on this region of the world. The Buddha was most impressive and I was struck by the solemnity of the temple.
Written 22 September 2018
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,741 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
On little india heritage trail,chance spin for your fortune for 50cents,lovely explanations cards at front
Written 7 April 2018
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,705 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 9 March 2018
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Taipei921
Singapore160 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
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 main tourist thoroughfare, so visit is only recommended if you like to explore a different aspect. Much has been said about the reclining Buddha behind the giant sitting Buddha, but the small opening into the crampy room serves to make one bow as they enter the room. A fitting gesture indeed! Used to be able to feel along the feet of Buddha, but now it is strictly off limits to touch Buddha.
Staff are very patient and communicates well. When you feel at peace in the quiet room, you can start to appreciate the comforting religion of Buddhism. Take in and feel as if you are in for a spiritual cleansing!
Safe place to visit, just next to Little India, where you can also visit other nearby Hindu and Chinese Temples. Very convenient to experience the unique harmony of Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist temples all in the same area.
Written 18 December 2017
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