Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is a traditional Chinese temple situated at 178 Waterloo Street in Singapore. The temple is of significance to the Chinese in Singapore, and is believed to bring worshippers good luck after praying to the Kuan Yin (观音), or Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva associated with compassion. The temple is also involved in charity work, contributing to several health and educational organisations.PutKuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple into our Singapore trip itinerary site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The temple has existed since 1884 at its present location with a reconstruction in 1895. The original temple was an example of Chinese temple architecture and traditional craftsmanship. In its vicinity were other places of worship such as the adjacent Sri Krishnan Temple, Church of Saints Peter and Paul at Queen Street, Maghain Aboth Synagogue and the Malabar Jama-ath Mosque. The original temple, entry was gained across a large sheltered courtyard through a porch and screened anteroom. The main hall then contained three altars, the central one for the Kuan Yin and one each for Bodhidharma (the founder of Zen Buddhism) and Hua Tuo, a Chinese patron saint of medicine and healing on the flanking altars. An image of Sakyamuni Buddha was kept in the rear hall and various ancillary rooms on either side. During the second World War, the temple was spared of destruction when all the other buildings in the area were severely damaged. It provided refuge for the sick, the wounded and the homeless.
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Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple Reviews
Been going for over 20yrs. Everyone is very nice and Polite! Helpful and nice ♡ Temple lots are very accurate. more »
When we went we found the temple was very busy and the stall holders outside were selling the lotus flowers and joss sticks that the worshippers were buying to take in to the temple. Very interesting.... more »
Here on our own so no guide to explain. It is very colorful and ornate. Obviously a very religious place that is very meaningful to many locals. Pretty.
Kwan Yin temple, feel free to pray and pay your respect here, the joysticks are free however you can always place a small contribution in the donation box provided in the temple, it is always crowded with locals and tourist, it gets more merrier during festive season! Had received few feedbacks from friends that their wishes came true when praying in this temple, thus they flew back here every year to pay their respects.
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