A complete guide to hong-san-see-temple


Arranged at the Mohamed Sultan Road in the stream valley locale inside the focal territory, Hong San See is a Chinese sanctuary devoted to Guang Ze Zun Wang, the Chinese God of Fortune. Hong San See, signifying ‘Sanctuary on Phoenix Hill’, is based on a somewhat raised ground. The sanctuary is delightfully saved and is an embodiment of Southern-Chinese sanctuary engineering, making it worth visiting while in the zone.

Hong San See Temple is enhanced with wonderful engravings and carvings of moving winged serpents. Prior, the ocean could be seen from its premises, yet now everything that could possibly be seen is just concrete. It was gazetted as a national landmark in 1978, after which the place of worship experienced a broad redesign process from 2006 to 2010. Because of rebuilding and protection, the Hong San See sanctuary was the first in Singapore to pack the Award of Excellence in 2010 by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The passageway lobby of Hong San See has stone plaques that go back to the 1860s, remembering the contributors of that time while present day plaques recognize ongoing givers. Either side of the principle entrance has engraved sections, praising the site’s previous incredible view and its princely neighborhood. The sanctuary has four cut rock sections. At the passageway are additionally six-sided segments with laced mythical beasts and figures of eight undying masters. Somewhat in front of the passage are two segments with carvings of peony blossoms, jaybirds and phoenixes.

Architecture of Hong San See Temple

The primary corridor comprises of six strong timber sections that lay on cut stone bases. The dark section has versus composed by a Singaporean calligraphist, Pan Shou. A school had been utilizing two of the sanctuary’s lobbies as homerooms since 1915-1925. The fundamental entryways of Chinese sanctuaries are demonstrated more noticeable quality. Hong San See’s fundamental entryway is made out of twofold leafed timber and has works of art of phoenixes on it. This entryway is typically banished with the exception of on critical events. The overhang and rooftop edges of the sanctuary have Chien Nien ornamentation and mortar help work over them.

Conventional Southern Chinese craft of making blossoms, figures, leaves and different pictures with modest bits of energetic porcelain is called Chien Nien. Uncovered basic components are another huge element of conventional Chinese engineering. The dividers of the Chinese sanctuaries don’t bolster the rooftop yet the sections which lay on the pillars. Keen carpentry is showed through the uncovered structures. Two dancing mythical serpents and a blasting pearl are planned in the focal point of the rooftop edge.

Presently encompassed by current, elevated structures, this sanctuary once neglected the ocean. Its flawlessly saved structure—an ideal case of southern Chinese-style sanctuary engineering—makes this a beneficial visit.

The pivotal arranging, patios, walled fenced in areas and bar outline structure are for the most part conventional highlights of this style. This last detail specifically shows outstanding carpentry, with a rooftop fabricated totally without nails.

Moving mythical serpents and phoenixes

Different features incorporate the stone segments, flawlessly cut with mythical beasts, peonies, jaybirds and phoenixes.

You’ll additionally see chien nien (the Chinese craft of making figures from porcelain) ornamentation and expand mortar alleviation chip away at the overhang and rooftop, specifically, the two mythical beasts dancing with a pearl.

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