Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

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Nestled on a hillside, Nan Tien Temple represents the largest Buddhist temple south of the Equator. The eclectic temple complex--with a Tibetan-style temple and an eight-story Chinese pagoda--was completed in 1995 on land donated by Australian government. Weekend meditation retreats and classes in Tai Chi and calligraphy are organized on regular basis for all visitors interested in Buddhism and Chinese culture. Put Nan Tien Temple into our Wollongong travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wollongong.
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  • A Buddhist friend brought me here for the first time this week. He comes here regularly to pray. This was a wonderful experience. It is so serene and peaceful and the architecture and landscaping... 
    A Buddhist friend brought me here for the first time this week. He comes here regularly to pray. This was a wonderful experience. It is so serene and peaceful and the architecture and landscaping...  more »
  • the food in the lower level cafe/restaurant is terrible and over priced,small portions greasy and tasteless,never again. 
    the food in the lower level cafe/restaurant is terrible and over priced,small portions greasy and tasteless,never again.  more »
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  • Located just past Wollongong off the expressway. It is free to visit the temples and pagoda here and use the grounds to have a picnic or there is a vegetarian restaurant where you can get refreshments as well. There is also a gallery and coffee shop across the walkway over the expressway with some nice areas to have a break. Large landscaped grounds and pond. Wheelchair accessible,toilets located throughout.
  • The temple is maintained spotless. Had various areas on the temple to visit and the whole tour takes about 1 - 1.5 hours. You can also go to the top of the hill and ring the bell! As a Buddhist myself, I found it very calming and just like the temples back home.

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