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Address: 366 Race Course Road, Singapore 218638, Singapore
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One of the most prominent and widely visited Buddhist temples in Singapore,...

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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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... read more

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Fremantle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 to see the 2m Buddha footprint, after seeing the original on Adam's Peak (Sri Lanka)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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, but don't pet the cat, I saw it claw another visitor. Well worth a visit,... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 minutes’ walk from Farrer Park MRT and entry is free.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 has simple yet impactful interiors. The life of Prince Siddartha and his journey to becoming... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 a charming little pond with a bubbling fountain and goldfish swimming around. When you enter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 look at my photo so that you visit the right one as there are many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Open plan temple dominated by a massive Buddha. Be sure to visit the sleeping Buddha behind the main statue. Shoes must be removed as ever so take your loafers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Inside this Temple you will be confronted by a 15-meter high statue of a seated Buddha, which weighs nearly 300 tons. There is also a huge Mother-of-Pearl footprint depicting 108 auspicious marks that distinguish a Buddha foot. Make sure you go behind the large statue and underneath you will find a large sleeping Buddha. The closest MRT station is Farrer... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

This temple possibly contains the largest Buddha stature in Singapore, certainly in the interior of a temple. Located nearly opposite a Taoist temple and a fairly short walk from Farrer Park MRT. Shoes have to be left outside but otherwise no issues with photography. Worth a stop as you explore the area.

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