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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. 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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  • This large historical temple is situated near the Telok Ayer MRT station. It is easy to find. The decorations on its ceilings and rooftops are convoluted and colorful. The building is well maintained. 
    This large historical temple is situated near the Telok Ayer MRT station. It is easy to find. The decorations on its ceilings and rooftops are convoluted and colorful. The building is well maintained.  more »
  • It's a very nice temple, worth visiting. It is very colourful and there are lots of Chinese statues. 
    It's a very nice temple, worth visiting. It is very colourful and there are lots of Chinese statues.  more »
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  • Worth a visit, this temple is a piece of Singapore history. This was built in the 1800s and the deity here is the Chinese God of sea. That’s what the kind gentleman inside the temple told us. It’s a beautiful temple with gorgeous tiled floors and a central courtyard that’s open to the sky. There are also courtyards outside with a well and a beauty structure to offer prayers and light the incense sticks in. Overall a nice place to check out in this area.
  • An old Temple in Singapore. Attractive architecture. Free admission. Learn a lot Chinese culture and Heritage. Many tourists, a bit crowded around lunchtime. Music Box Museum (sdmisst fee) and Museum cafe are also there.

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