Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (Singapore) (BTRTS) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao. The Temple will be dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha'.

The temple was built in the heart of Chinatown and houses some museums. More than 60,000 donors have given the temple $45 million and 270kg of gold. The gold was later melted and rebuilt into a 3.6m-high stupa to house the tooth relic.

Day view of the temple.

Night View of the temple.

You can visit the temple website to know more of it. http://www.btrts.org.sg/Eng_Index.html

10 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

tooth relic....there's a first!

Bob Dylan said...

I would love to see this place! Gorgeous shots, Alice G.

Lawstude said...

two equally stunning views alice and it perfectly matched my two kids post in my blog.

my dad was the strict one and my mom was the cool one. a nice balance in order not to spoil us and get us to what we (their kids) are now. i love them.

alicesg said...

Thanks for the nice comments.

Law, it is opposite in my family..lol. My husband is always like Santa Claus getting gifts for sons after he returned from his business trip to make up for the time loss on spending with them while I am the educator to my son so I was seen as strict...lol

But gone are the times, they have grown up and independent and they make their own choices and they are both very filial sons.

the donG said...

very beautiful at night!

zakscloset said...

how beautiful!!! wow, it is breathtaking. i particularly love the night view. and thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Setenang Buddhist Centre said...

Hi Alice, I love the night shot of this temple. Any chance of seeing the gold stupa. Wow, 270kg of gold into making it! That's not much for a stupa but for a person, that's heavy metal!

Wish you a good day! It's gloomy over here in Subang Jaya! But I will try to stay chirpy! Never let the weather brings my spirit down! :o)Sunny JC

HZDP said...

OMG, I love the night view of the temple, and our Linying temple in Hangzhou are also very famous! Just the color features yellow and black but yours are red and white, haha

Photo Cache said...

Nice blog. I have visited S'pore in January and I loved it. You live in paradise.

alicesg said...

Thank you all for the nice comments.