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Address: 184E Jalan Toa Payoh Siang Lim Sian LI Buddhist Temple, Singapore 319941, Singapore
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+65 6259 6924

If you’re looking to visit a grand temple in Singapore, stop by the famous...

If you’re looking to visit a grand temple in Singapore, stop by the famous Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple in Toa Payoh, which has an elaborately decorated gateway, reached by a bridge, which opens into a courtyard.

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Worth a visit to see authentic Chinese Buddhist Temple in a city

It's been a few years since our last visit. It was going through renovation and rebuilding then. This temple has more than 100 years of deep history and the design is absolutely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It's been a few years since our last visit. It was going through renovation and rebuilding then. This temple has more than 100 years of deep history and the design is absolutely authentic original design from China. We visited on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year, but it is not crowded. The monks and volunteers are friendly and there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It is a must-see for tourists or Singaporeans looking to find a place deep in history (more than 100-year-old Buddhist Temple). It reminds me of a typical Buddhist or chinese house in old China when I visited Beijing/Shanghai. But to find a temple like this here in your backyard is wonderful. If you have not been to China or old... More 

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Pully, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A bit out of the touristic areas (it is surrounded by a busy highway and public housing) but really worth spending an hour or so to admire the chinese buddhist gates, the manicured gardens, the pagoda and visit the different prayer halls with historic painted panels and statues. It is actually a monastery with many temples, large and very serene,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My first visit to this temple complex today after living in Singapore for more than 8 years. It's not easy to get to: about 15 mins to walk from Toa Payoh MRT station. On a Sunday morning the main temple was very busy, but the monastery area nearby was better. The area covered is quite extensive and the buildings are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I used to visit this temple frequently as a child. Even as all these years have passed the temple still retains a place in my heart. Getting there might be an issue though unless you're familiar with local transport. Haven't visited in a long while but today finally found the time to visit all the way from Jurong! Must visit!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

….at the edge of a large HDB complex – really beautiful … worth a revisit…. … haven’t much to add to what has been said before except ….why has it taken me over three years to hear of this place! No eating places nearby so take a bus to the Toa Payoh MRT/Interchange and you will be spoiled for choice... More 

1 Thank Jan E
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

The temple is located just beside an expressway and if one is gonna take public transport to the temple, it's best advised to take feeder service from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange where you can check which "bus number" to take. My usual route would take a feeder service from where I am staying before making my way through a few... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

The architecture of this temple is impressive compared to other small temples in this tiny state. The design and decorations are superb coordinated even the gardens. But it is not worth to come unless you unready saw all major temples in city centre but still want to see more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Beautifully restored Chinese temple with ornate gilded statues, architecture, pagoda, and clipped bonsai trees in the courtyard. Peaceful place to take a break from the city, although the traffic is never far away. To get there we took the MRT to Toa Payoh, and then bus no 57 (heading towards Bishan) for 3 stops, from there it’s a short walk.

3 Thank Molesey19
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery is one of the oldest and the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. It's quite large so may take a couple of hours to explore but well worth the time!

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