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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.
184E Jalan Toa Payoh Siang Lim Sian LI Buddhist Temple, Singapore 319941, Singapore
+65 6259 6924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Way off the tourist trail but worth a visit. In the Toa Payoh area its behind a housing estate. Its only a short walk from the nearest bus stop. Interesting pagoda and temples and nice garden area. We seemed tp be the only tourists there....More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today is my first visit to Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple. I have been residing nearby within 10 minutes walking distance but never paid a visit in past 8 years. Reminded by my dad who really loved this place, today finally I am making a...More

Thank Liu C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Monastery is in the middle of housing estate and not far from where I live. Found out beauty is right on my doorstep and no need to fly all over Asia to find a nice temple like this one. Is very big with many features....More

Thank Wilfred S
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is right off the tourist radar. Aside from people who've come for prayer or contemplation, you'll have the entire place to yourself. Beautiful statuary, buildings, pagoda... all in the Hokkienese style. Leave a donation and light a joss stick! Relax and enjoy the serenity....More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Wow! How glad we were to have gone. This temple is completely untouristy. We were the only Westerners. It’s quiet, huge, beautiful and super interesting. Unique glimpse into a functioning monastery in a totally local neighbourhood. Not mentioned in any guidebook. Go early morning.

Thank ghanbg
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This Buddhist temple reside at the heartland of Toa Payoh Housing Estate. When you drive in you will first come upon an old Taoist temple. You need to drive a little inner to Shuang Lin Temple. It’s majestic building is well decorated with colourful artwork...More

Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This Lian Shan Shuang Lin Shi (temple) are more than 100 years of history and culture.Different building and different prayer hall with historical and painted panels,culture statues.please take note that modest dress is encouraged (no revealing tops for ladies or mini skirt) .

Thank tay3111
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A temple that is usually not on the programme list for most travelers. This temple is well-known and visited by locals and Buddhists in Singapore. From Toa Payoh MRT station (bus interchange), there are a few buses that you can take to this temple, such...More

Thank Soon Joo K
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...More

Thank ncw2
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...More

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Opening Hours : 8:30am – 5:00pm daily (Free admission)