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Leong San See Temple

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Address: 371 Race Course Road Little India, Singapore 218641, Singapore
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A beautiful temple, away from the crowds of tourists

This beautiful small temple is located on Race Course Road in Little India, and is well worth visiting. Almost diagonally opposite the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya temple it resembles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful small temple is located on Race Course Road in Little India, and is well worth visiting. Almost diagonally opposite the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya temple it resembles an ancient Chinese Palace, and is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. It was founded in 1917 and remodelled in 1926. A Taoist temple, dedicated to the goddess of Mercy.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Leong San See Temple known as the Dragon Mountain Temple, is only a few minutes’ walk, from the Farrer Park MRT. And is one of several to visit within Little India. This small and modest Buddhist temple, is dedicated to the goddess of mercy and compassion, Guanyin. She is one of the most frequently seen deities on altars in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is possibly one of the prettiest temples I saw in Singapore. It was also one of the quieter options. Great for photos outside

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

It would be a pity to miss Leong San, this small Taoist temple. The translation of the name is The Mountain Dragon Temple. As the name already indicates, you can observe the dancing dragons and other creatures on the gate and on the ridge of the roof. It isn't the most important temple, but charming and you can have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Low key temple still actively used as a place of worship. Known as the Dragon temple due to the wonderful depictions of Dragons throughout' Lovely wooden beams too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Don't miss this small temple in Little Indian. The name translates as Dragon Mountain Temple and its tiled roof ridge is decorated with animated dragons, flowers and chimera. Tiny but packed to the rafters with interesting items. In the back chamber you will see a section dedicated to the deceased. Closest MRT is Farrer Park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

The best Taoist temple I have ever visited. at the entrance, It has a statue of Mi Lo Fo and Su Da Tian Wang. It has may images of gods such as Wenchang wang, Lei gong, etc. The main altar is Kwan im and Buddha. In the back, it has an ancestral memorial hall with tablets and joss stick offering... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Closest MRT is Farrer Park for this small but quite interesting Taoist temple. Located almost opposite the Buddha Gaya Temple, it's worth a stop as you explore the area. Visiting in the early afternoon today (Saturday) it wasn't so busy and there didn't seem to be any issues with photography.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

One thing I love about Little India -- you can find a Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist temple within 1 block of each other. Stumbled across Leong San See while searching for Sakya Muni Budda Temple. Was immediately stopped in my tracks upon seeing it and had to investigate more closely. Unfortunately, it was already 6pm and gates were locked and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Walking along Race Course Road it could be easy to dismiss Leong San Temple set behind the red metal fence, despite Chinese clay dragons along its ridge cap and other ornate statues on the wings of the pagoda. The sign out the front of the temple tells the story that it was originally set up as a lodge to treat... More 

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