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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  • Built in 1839, Thian Hock Keng is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. It is located on Telok Ayer Street in Chinatown and is a definite must visit place. Located nearby are office blocks and plent...  more »
  • I went to Maxwell. It is crowded with tourists. There were a lot of believers, too. You can give me an incense stick.
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  • It is a Chinese-style temple near Teroc Air Station. It is also called Tenfuku-gu. It is the oldest Chinese temple Singapore. Dedicated the Guardian God of the Sea "Heaven Hou Virgin".
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  • I would say that this is a must when visiting Singapore. The temple was established on this site in 1839. There are a group of buildings surrounding a courtyard: an entrance hall, a main hall, and a rear hall. It is worth the visit to see the intricate carvings and the beautiful statues. There were a lot of local people in the temple worshiping while we visited, so it helped us to see and learn about a culture that we knew very little about. It was a wonderful experience.
  • It was a good temple very old and like all places this one's maintained properly. Singapore is a very good place which is controlled by their government in all possible ways. You will get a feeling of peace once inside the temple premises. Would be good if you have a localite or guide who will take you through such places explaining its importance and history. Overall a great place!
  • Neat little temple. Small size which is good for a quick visit and moving on. Saw some tour groups pass by so must be pretty popular. Free to take pictures except for the main praying area.
  • Historical Temple. There's a small cafe next door with local desserts. There's a peranakan tiles shop as well. Interestingly enough there's a mosque next to the temple and then a church further down the road. One of the more interesting roads in Singapore
  • The experience was amazing. Though we did not know Mandarin or Cantonese the person lots of initiative to explain about the temple. We wanted to carry souvenirs they suggested few good things and there is no cost attached to it. They asked us to donate whatever we wanted to donate. Actually we were about to donate and they said so much for money is not required. So honest. Very humbling experience.
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