Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • 天福宫 is nestled in the Chinatown area which boost many cultural & historic buildings. It is along Telok Ayer Street, near to Boon Tat road. The Taoist temple is dedicated to the Sea goddess Mazu and.....  more »
  • The temple is the oldest and most important temple of the Chinese Hokkien people, and worships a Chinese Sea Goddess. The temple follows a traditional Chinese design, with a rich colour scheme of...  more »
  • Chinatown Singapore is the best. So much cultural history and interesting historical buildings. This Chinese temple is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu and majority of funds came from the.....  more »
  • This so go good and peaceful just on my sunny day. Amazing in some old way.
  • This was included in the half day Singapore tour and it was very interesting to understand and hear the background of this temple and what the 3 god's or goddesses in this temple signify. I enjoyed seeing this temple, feeling the serenity, really worth it.
  • A temple visited by many primary school students as part of their learning journey for National Education. One of the oldest Hokkien temple situated at Telok Ayer Street. It's not as majestic as was described on certain websites but nonetheless you can put it down on your itinerary if you are looking to visit some temples. Do note that no photography is allowed at the main hall otherwise it's fine.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful, historic temple with a wrap around courtyard leading to all the shrines. There is also an informative plaque to assist tourists of the meaning behind temple features. Very peaceful, and aromatic atmosphere.

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