Thian Hock Keng Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple, SingaporeThis Taoist temple, built in 1821 by seamen grateful for a safe passage, stands where Singapore's waterfront used to be before reclamation. The materials used to construct the temple are truly international, with ironwork from Scotland, tiles from England and Delft, and towering granite pillars entwined with dragons. Many ancestral tablets stand in the courtyard, and massive lions mount guards at the doors.

Location: 158 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048613
Tel: (65) 6423 4616
Fax: (65) 6423 4626

Getting There: A short walk from Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) or Tanjong Pagar (EW15) MRT Station.