Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery


Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, is a Buddhist monastery located at Bright Hill Road, Singapore. Like all Buddhist monasteries it emanates peace and tranquility. Just looking at the Buddha tall and big was immensely humbling. There are a lot of stories that I read about the religious aspects of the many hands of the Buddha and a lot of heads. But they are stories that you can find just googling them. For me it was the peace and the tranquility and a really happy place that I took with me.

I am not a very religious nor a ritualistic person……. only that religion has brought peace to me at every stance in life. I don’t care what kind of religious place it is or which religion it belongs to…… just the essence of peace that any and all of these places give me is what I look for. Its like the positive energies of 100s and 1000s of people put together that I get there and what I bring back with me from every such visit. It gives me tremendous strength.

This Buddhist monastery is the home for many Buddhist monks and they pray and live here. It also houses a learning center which teaches you all about the Buddhist religion. The architecture is essentially Chinese. It reminds me of the forbidden city πŸ˜€ . atleast of the pics and serials that I have seen of it. I haven’t been there yet but may be someday…… love the stories associated with it.

I spent a whole day there. Also I met a lot of very nice people. They are so friendly and so accepting. Had a great time there.


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    Rajdeep May 3, 2014

    This was a real discovery on this trip. A quiet place almost unbelievable in a city like Singapore…the effect has been beautifully captured in black and white…the photo truly conveys the serenity of the place …your choosing to go black and white truly brought out the essence of the place…would have loved to see the gardens aroud in the shot too..Great shot!!!!!

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    LonettA March 29, 2014

    What a impressive building! Wonderful photo in B&W!

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    dragonstar01 March 29, 2014

    Excellent detail and contrast. A most beautiful photo.

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    paul March 29, 2014

    What an interesting building – excellent in b&w.

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    bettyl March 29, 2014

    Nice shot that’s great in monochrome. Love all the details and the information about it.

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    Jane March 29, 2014

    Stunning wide-angle shot, beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Monica March 29, 2014

    Wonderful B&W of this beautiful, and for me very exotic architecture!

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    Karen March 29, 2014

    Fascinating building.

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    Christian March 29, 2014

    Stunning photo, I love this places, the monastries have a great atmosphere.

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    HansHB March 28, 2014

    A beautiful b&w photo!

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    Esther Montgomery March 28, 2014

    The detail!

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    Jarek March 28, 2014

    Awesome shot! I like it

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    TexWisGirl March 28, 2014

    thank you for joining good fences link-up. this is a marvelous looking place, and those stairways and railing sure do act as fences. πŸ™‚

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    Karen S. March 28, 2014

    Remarkably beautiful.

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    RoseMay March 28, 2014

    That’s a fantastic shot !

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    Deepak (@magic_eye) March 28, 2014

    Wonderful work Ranu!!!

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    lina@womens tips March 28, 2014

    Wonderful building.

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    Margaret March 28, 2014

    HI STUNNING. Have a great weekend.

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    ladyfi March 28, 2014

    Great shot of the building – impressive architecture too.

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    Katherines Corner March 27, 2014

    wonderful photo and so happy you enjoyed your time there. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

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    kokilagupta March 27, 2014

    W.O.W !!!

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    Teresa Kindred March 26, 2014

    Wow, that is beautiful! Thanks for visiting NanaHood.com and sharing!

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    Silvie Armas March 26, 2014

    The monastery is amazing! I love the architechture, so majestic!

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    Feed Me Dearly March 26, 2014

    Awesome capture! Thanks for sharing!

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