Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Leong San See Temple is a Buddhist place of worship located in Little India. First built in 1926, this shrine is dedicated to Guan Yin or Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Taoist Goddess of Mercy. Literally translating to ‘Dragon Mountain Temple,’ it is famed for its intricate, ornate roof carvings and serene locale.
The meticulously carved roof ridges are replete with figurines of dancing ceramic dragons, chimera, phoenixes, humans, flowers, and other Buddhist imagery. The tiled roof and wooden beam pillars showcase traditional Chinese architectural styles.
Built by Reverend Chun Wu in the early twentieth century, the Leong San See Temple was initially called ‘Leong San Lodge.’ While a school was formerly housed inside the temple complex, today the Mee Toh School built adjacent to the temple functions as the educational hub of the neighbourhood. An ancestral hall at the back of the shrine occasionally hosts traditional vegetarian meals for devotees too.