as intricate as its name suggests
I nearly wrote this Monastery off of my list...I've been to a lot of Asian countries that have a LOT of temples, either Shinto, Taoist, Hindu, or Buddhist, and pretty much everything else in between. I live in a country that has an equal number of Buddhist temples and Christian churches, so to go see yet ANOTHER temple with MORE Buddhist influence...well, I was less than enthused.
Keeping up with the rest of Singapore's spectacular diversity and unique ...everything, Kong Meng San Hor Kark See Monastery (which is MORE than a mouthful to say), close to Bishan park, is rich in its different styles of architecture and overall atmosphere (each temple had its own feel). Pristinely kept, it is a visual delight, with mosaics galore and different colors and styles everywhere.
One of the deities
Temple flags closeup
Temple roof dragon
I really liked the flags.
One of the temples
Lawn full of little stone Buddhas
Crematorium / statue
Roof of one of the temples
+1 Buddha = Hall of 10,000 Buddhas
Story mosaic detail
Monastery where the monks live their day-to-day lives.
There are a lot of pictures. A lot. More coming soon...keep bearing with me!