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Kong Meng San Hor Kark See Monastery

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.

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Colorful detail

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Temple flags

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One of the deities

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Temple flags closeup

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Floor detail

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Temple roof dragon

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I really liked the flags.

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Ceiling detail

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One of the temples

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Lawn full of little stone Buddhas

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Crematorium / statue

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Roof of one of the temples

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9,999 Buddhas

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+1 Buddha = Hall of 10,000 Buddhas

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Colorful mosaic

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Story mosaic detail

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Monastery where the monks live their day-to-day lives.

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More monastery

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Roof detail

There are a lot of pictures. A lot. More coming soon...keep bearing with me!

Posted by lrbergen 20:52 Archived in Singapore

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