The Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple offers a place of worship for the Chinese goddess of mercy.
This mark of Asian heritage is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Singapore and is an example of ancient Chinese temple courtyard architecture.
Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple Singapore – Opening Hours
One of the main attractions inside the temple is the Cundi Bodhisattva, an image representing the God of mercy and mostly associated with Buddhism. The temple captures the essence Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism and unite them into one deeply religious congregation.
The divination activities attract thousands of people to the temple by using divining sticks in a brass cans, these are wooden sticks with religious engraves or writings. The activity has formed an essential part of the Chinese culture for many years and has been done in the temple since 1984. The sticks are said to predict the person’s future.
For over twenty years, this temple has provided divination slips with English translations for English speaking visitors.
Many devotees visit the temple on the beginning of the fifteenth-day of the Chinese lunar calendar. This famous attraction site is kept open all night because thousands of tourists and devotees flock here for the festivities on the eve of the Chinese new year. The area adjacent to the temple is filled with devotees wanting to offer incense to the God of mercy and for a great year ahead.
It’s said that any wish made in the temple always comes true. For this reason, thousands of people stream there on the auspicious days of the Chinese calendar. If your wish comes true, the believers are urged to return to the temple and offer flowers or fruits as a sign of thanksgiving.
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