Thian Hock Keng Temple

This Taoist temple, erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe passage, stands where Singapore’s waterfront used to be before reclamation. The materials used to construct the temple are truly international, with ironwork from Scotland, tiles from England and the Netherlands, and towering granite pillars entwined with dragons from China. Many ancestral tablets stand in the courtyard, and massive lions stand guard at the doors.

Visitors are advised to dress conservatively as this is a place of worship.

Location
158 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048613

Tel
(65) 6423 4616

Fax
(65) 6423 4626

This Taoist temple, erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe passage, stands where Singapore’s waterfront used to be before reclamation. The materials used to construct the temple are truly international, with ironwork from Scotland, tiles from England and the Netherlands, and towering granite pillars entwined with dragons from China. Many ancestral tablets stand in the courtyard, and massive lions stand guard at the doors.

Visitors are advised to dress conservatively as this is a place of worship.

Location
158 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048613

Tel
(65) 6423 4616

Getting There
A short walk from Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) or Tanjong Pagar (EW15) MRT Station.

Source:http://www.visitsingapore.com/

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