Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

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One of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in the city, Thian Hock Keng Temple was built in the mid-19th century by the clan as a place of prayer for Chinese immigrants. To understand the temple’s stature in Indonesian history and culture, survey the plaque presented to the clan by the Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu in 1907. The temple’s structure, steeped in a tradition of Ancient Chinese architecture, was built without nails. The clan used stone, tiles, and wood to craft the intricate, ornate carvings of dragons and phoenixes that adorn temple. Make Thian Hock Keng Temple a centerpiece of your Singapore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Singapore trip maker website .
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  • "Palace of Heavenly happiness", also known as Tjanfu Temple, built to worship the Mazou (MA Cho "), where sailors and immigrants thank Mazou safe sea passage. Thian Hock Keng has a traditional Chinese design: Group of buildings or pavilions located around the main courtyard. Dragons and other decorative motifs are placed on the roofs. The door is guarded by stone lions and the gods of doors. The main courtyard is the temple Mazou. On both sides of the temple are pagodas. For the main shrine is another courtyard, where you can find a little altar dedicated to Kuan yin. Today's pilgrims pray for peace, protection and health. Other deities of the temple: goddess of mercy, God of health and medicine, Confucius and others.
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  • Gorgeous temple, peaceful and serene despite being slap bang in the middle of the city. Shame about the handful of tourists who felt the need to do silly posed selfies...no respect!  more »
  • Thian Hock Keng is an attractive Buddhist temple that provides a good overview and is typical of many throughout Southeast Asia.  more »
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  • 19th century Chinese temple, dedicated to Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, lovingly restored. Free entry, great temple ambience
  • one of the oldest temple . really serene and peaceful. love coming here whenever in singapore.
  • The place is very quite and peaceful, and you are not allowed to take pictures inside.
  • Thian Hock Keng is the temple of Ma Zu, the goddess of the sea, and it was constructed in 1828. It was build to worshop Ma Zu, Heavenly Sage Guan, Heavenly Sage Bao Sheng, and Goddess of Mercy by a group od Chinese led by Tan Tock Seng , a Fujian business man. In 1973 the temple is gazetted by Singapore government as a national heritage.
  • This is one of the oldest temples in Singapore, dedicated to patron Maju.

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