Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My World Tuesday - Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery has a long history dated the nineteenth century, its architecture design also represents a unique pageant of Singapore history. You can read the long story of how the temple was built on a land donated by a rich man from its official website.

Lian Shuang Lin Monastery is tucked away in a corner of a housing estate in Singapore. It is located at 184E Jalan Toa Payoh. You can find the temple from the map. It is worth visiting cause the temple has a long history and it is very beautiful. You will learn more about the temple as you follow my posts. You can take the MRT Train to Toa Payoh MRT Station and get a cab to the temple. The cab fare will be a few dollars only from Toa Payoh MRT Station. Taking the bus from Toa Payoh Station might be a bit confusing if you are not a local.

Entrance to the temple. It is so spacious and big, am surprised to see much changes since I last visited here when I was a teenager.

The temple has gone through several restorations due to termites attack. The temple is the only Monastery with a complete Chong Lin layout in Singapore and the existence of intricate cravings of the Min Nan style on the structure of the halls, which could usually be found in China only. Read more from its official website on why the need to preserve the temple.

Map of the temple - you can find your way about from the map.

In the temple grounds, we could see lots of beautiful well maintained trees and plants as well as bonsai. The temple ground is so clean and well maintained.

Wishing well - if I am not mistaken, this used to be a pond where we can sit beside it. I still have the photo me sitting beside the pond somewhere in my album.

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of monastery and it is really huge.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it is huge indeed!! What a beautiful monastery and your captures are superb as always, Alice! Hope your week is going well!


Indrani said...

Grand entrance to the monastery. Lovely shots.

escape said...

my kind of travel spot. the arcs are just beautiful from anywhere.

reminds me of vietnam.