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Nan Tien Temple

180 Berkeley Rd | Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
02 4272 0600
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much to offer: the visual delights of grandeur architecture, art &... more » Owner description: Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much to offer: the visual delights of grandeur architecture, art & culture including unique exhibitions & festivals, Buddhist festivals, vegetarian culinary delights, educational & healthy life style classes & retreats, accommodation, top class conference and auditorium facilities as well as beautiful gardens & walks. There is also the spiritual and religious experience that is unforgettable and even life changing for some. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I just visit this Temple on 26 July 2014 after 25 years living here in Australia. I have seen this in the picture many times and I said to my self one day I will visit you. I run out of idea where to go so I have asked my sister why don't we visit this place. When we arv'd... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The grounds here are beautifully laid out and maintained - a great place to just sit and relax or for quiet contemplation. The achitecture is also very impressive. We were there during the week when it was fairly quiet, but I suspect the crowds on weekends might detract from the serenity somewhat :-) We had a light lunch here in... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

An unbelievably large complex with excellent manicured gardens and structures. Notable was that it does not smell of tourism but rather an intro to Buddhism, it does so with snippets of sage advice dotted all round and educative materials on what Buddhism is about. We rung the bell of gratitude donate some money to the cause, walked for hours, read... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I go there once a while, it's peaceful for me, food isn't so good though:p. If you are only going to visit there once, maybe choose New Year day or Chinese New Year period as they have some special events and may be overnight things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We live very close and visit often, great place for a peaceful stroll or lunch. Also have baby blessing ceremonies a few times per year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went there with a friend of mine, none of us ever visited the temple like this before. but everyone we met there were really polite and nice, they showed us the nice place around the temple and let us see the prayer rituals closely. We also found several people sitting in a room, trying to make Chinese calligraphy, they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Always scenic and I like the food a lot, but it is not for everyone. The Curry and the Shao Mai are awesome, and go nicely with a bit of lemongrass and ginger tea. This place is especially nice in the Spring. Can't wait to get back there soon. After lunch have a good walk around to take in the... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having travelled south from Sydney many times over the last 12 years and seem the Pagoda as we passed Wollongong - we had always said we should take a look on the way home. Yesterday we had the chance. What a beautiful garden setting. Unfortunately, is was near closing time - however it was lovely to walk and look at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is my favorite place to come either alone or with a friend for a nice cup of herbal tea. The atmosphere is instantly relaxing. A great place to reflect. I highly recommend the night time tai chi and meditation classes.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place is absolutely huge. You can not miss it. Worth the stop it to check it out. So much to see and look at. Suitable both oldies and youngies. You will have to take your shoes of at times.

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