These photos were taken at Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery located at Toa Payoh. Its roughly 10 minutes by bus from Toa Payoh Central. The beauty of this place is that its located right in the middle of HDB flats hidden from the outside view. The only way you can see this place is if you are travelling along the highway, otherwise its totally obscured from the outside world.
Anyways back to the temple. The place is HUGE !!!! As in MASSIVELY HUGE !!!!
Here is a general overview layout of the entire place
In fact the layout does not really do justice to how big the place is.
The entire place has a olden day Chinese feel to it. If you look into the way olden Chinese houses were built, you'll immediately notice the similarities that are present. The presense of a huge courtyard together with the main hall and sub halls.
The main area of the temple which you can see is at the centre of the entire complex, consists of 3 main big prayer halls, which are really huge and beautiful.
- this is the main arch to the west entrance
- the west gate
- some of the items in the main courtyard
then, we have the entrance arch into the main hall
- the entrance into the main hall
- the entrane into the rear hall
can you see the reference to the olden day houses in china ????
and here is the last hall
Here are some of the statues they have inside the complex, and this is just the main complex
Here i found an interesting sculpture (i think) made out of stone (i think also)
Then, there is this pagoda tower outside the main complex area
And here we have more statues at the side hall to the right
And what would be a visit to the temple without some flower shots
and that is all for now. Phew i've not written a blogpost this long like ... .. . ever. Haha :D
Anyways, signing off :D :D :D