Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Situated at the Mohamed Sultan Road in the river valley region within the central area, Hong San See is a Chinese temple dedicated to Guang Ze Zun Wang, the Chinese God of Fortune. Hong San See, meaning 'Temple on Phoenix Hill', is built on a slightly elevated ground. The temple is beautifully preserved and is an epitome of Southern-Chinese temple architecture, making it worth visiting while in the area.
Hong San See Temple is adorned with beautiful inscriptions and carvings of dancing dragons. Earlier, the sea could be viewed from its premises, but now all that can be seen is only concrete. It was gazetted as a national monument in 1978, following which the shrine went through an extensive renovation process from 2006 to 2010. As a result of restoration and preservation, the Hong San See temple was the first in Singapore to bag the Award of Excellence in 2010 by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
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