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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. For Thian Hock Keng Temple and beyond, use our Singapore vacation trip planner to get the most from your Singapore vacation.
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  • Walking around this old temple you feel the peacefulness of the place. Well worth a visit when in Singapore 
  • We experienced the Temple on the Tour East City Tour. Its important to note the sections you can photograph and those you can't. It is a place of worship and we left to make our way through the temple...  more »
  • Yonghwasa clause, rather than look at their own cleanup ever quite small but in the 1500s and tranquil accommodation in Temple. Telok Ayer Street in the middle of the Earth, and in a world Office have entered the secret garden, I feel like I went from being able to receive.
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  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, a national monument along Telok Ayer Street is an important cultural site in Singapore. This Hokkien temple, the oldest in Singapore sits on what used to be the coastline of Singapore's old port and dedicated to the goddess of the Sea. This entire area, part of Singapore's Downtown Core is a cultural melting pot. For many years I have visited Singapore and completely missed this area altogether. So when I got the chance to spend some time exploring the area, I was surprised by the dynamism the Telok Ayer area still projects. Telok Ayer Street used to be the original coastal road before land reclaimation and gentrification extended Singapore's core southwards. This was the main marketplace and landing point for Chinese immigrants and was the cradle of Singapore's Chinatown district.
  • Old and lovely temple with fine art and décorations that definitely deserves a visit :)
  • Beautiful temple with an atmospheric interior courtyard. One of the oldest temples. Used to be at the seaside. The sea has been reclaimed and is now far away.
  • A lovely little temple which is best to visit if you can manage to come before or between the groups unloaded by coaches.
  • Very nice temple and crowded during weekend.