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Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery

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Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery
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Time Out says

Foo Hai Ch’an Monastery is touted as one of the most stunning Buddhist monasteries in Singapore. It was founded in 1935 by Taiwan-born and Japan-ordained venerable Hong Zong who popularised Buddhism in Singapore. The monastery is truly an architectural marvel to behold, home to statues, Bodhi trees and Buddha relics that are of religious significance. Some notable structures to look out for include the two vajra warriors also known as General Heng and Ha, situated at the main entrance; and the spectacular 9.9m tall statue of bodhisattva Guanyin (a deity who has attained the highest level of enlightenment). Don’t miss the five-story pagoda, featuring decorated statues of Buddha in various styles.

Written by
Michelle Yee


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