Timings : 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is a Buddhist monastery situated at Singapore' Little India. Known for housing one of the tallest Buddha statues, it is also popular as the "Temple of Thousand Lights". The 15 feet high statue and the architecture of the temple are known to be influenced by Thai, Indian, and Chinese styles.
The temple got its name (temple of 1000 lights) due to the colourful chain of lamps or "lights" that surround the grand Buddha statue. Built in 1972 by a Thai monk named Venerable Vutthisara, the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is home to several relics and intricacies thereby making its atmosphere serene and peaceful.
One can also find frescos at Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple which depict the life of Buddha at various stages. Besides this, it also has a copy of Buddha’s footprint which is made of mother of pearl and ebony.
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