The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple also known as the "Temple of 1000 lights" is a well-renowned Buddhist temple in Singapore. The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
displays a 15-meter tall statue of Lord Buddha, weighing about 300 tonnes. Vutthisara the Thai monk founded the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple in 1927 in the predominantly Chinese and Indian settlement. The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is situated at 336 Race course Road.
Information on the the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
366 Race Course Road,
Daily (8 a.m. till 4.45 p.m.)
How to Reach There Take the SBS bus 64, 65, 106 or 111 from the Orchard Road or a taxi from the MRT station at Dhoby Ghaut.
Location: 14 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327873
The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple houses a famous statue of the Lord Buddha, sitting. It is 15 meters tall and weighs about 300 tonnes. The statue is encircled by an unending series of lights. This statue is the main attraction of the temple. There are also many small statues of the Lord Buddha. There are also many smaller images of Lord Buddha. There are wall-paintings describing Shakyamani Buddha's life. There is a fresco on the base of the statue and it gives important information on Lord Buddha's life.
There is another image of Lord Buddha in a reclined position, which is housed in a chamber at the statue's back. The temple is also called the "Temple of 1000 Lights" because of the unending series of light-bulbs, encircling the tall statue of Lord Buddha which shines with all the brilliance in the evening.
You are not allowed to take snaps of the reclining Buddha. Information cards found at the temple premises and heritage marker at the temple's entrance also help visitors to attain more knowledge about this temple.
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