Popularly known as the Temple of a Thousand Lights, Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya was built by Vuttisasara, a Thai monk. The temple has a Thai wat design, embellished with a mix of Chinese and Indian influences. To the left of the entrance is an ebony and mother-of-pearl replica of what is believed to be the footprint of the Buddha. Beyond, a 50-ft (15-m) seated statue of the Buddha is illuminated by the colored electric lights that give the temple its popular name.
Another relic that draws devotees here is a branch believed to be from the bodhi, or peepul, tree under which the Buddha gained his enlightenment. In a chamber behind the Seated Buddha is a statue of the Reclining Buddha. About 25 scenes from the Buddha’s life are portrayed on the base of the statue. Visitors can have their futures foretold at a wheel of fortune near the prayer hall.
How to go to Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Singapore
Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya
Address: 366 Race Course Road
Phone: +65 6294 0714
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park
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