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Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple

366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638, Singapore
+65 6294 0714
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To experience Buddha up close

As a child I visited it some 40+ years ago, and the immense sitting Buddha left an impression on me... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Not sure it is worth visiting as a tourist, but nearest MRT is Farrer Park

Although it says Little India, you need to walk past Farrer Park MRT to get to it. Although it... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Robert C
Weybridge, 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.
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  • Very good63%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638, Singapore
+65 6294 0714
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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

Thank Taipei921
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

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

3  Thank Bairavee B
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

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

Thank terry b
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is also known as the Temple of a Thousand Lights. This Buddhist monastery is well known due to the 15-meter-high statue of the Buddha that was installed inside. The Temple is located along race course road, only a few...More

2  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Founded by a Thai Monk during the early 20th century, this place features a 15m high 300 ton giant Buddha in sitting posture. The place has references to Japanese invasion of Singapore and British POWs involvement. The place has a profound sense of calmness and...More

Thank roddamranganath
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting temple but rather similar to others. It is part of the culture so these temples have to be seen and visited but expectations should not be too high.

1  Thank Marioviaggiatore
Reviewed 20 April 2016

After seeing some Hindu temples this Buddhist temple is something completely different but one thing is common. Wear easily removable shoes, since you have to enter barefoot. What can I say about it, that hundreds of reviewers didn't write down already? At the entrance is...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Visited this temple on the first day of the lunar month. This is one of the most well known Buddhist temple in S'pore situated just at Race Course road - visited by Chinese and Indian. I like the peaceful and serene environment. Pls take a...More

Thank Peggy T
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