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Nan Tien Temple

Address: 180 Berkeley Rd | Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
Phone Number: 02 4272 0600
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Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much to offer: the...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Nan Tien Temple, 'Southern Heaven Temple' is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere. There is plenty of free car parking, and unless you hold a disabled drivers permit you may be in for a bit of a walk. The area around the temple complex consists of well maintained gardens which also include a large pond... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to in Wollongong area Gents where long pants -to enter temple area. Relaxing wander and great architecture

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Batemans Bay
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this local icon. A fantastic day out, delicious food, and lots to see. I think I will become a buddist!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Soooo very interesting. Anyone and everyone is welcome to tour this very peaceful establishment. There is a cafe where fresh healthy food can be bought and eaten. It tastes great. Worth a visit

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After losing my husband I went here to try to connect. The staff were very supportive without the need to speak. I now go for some simple and peaceful relaxation and grounding and the various exibits are always so interesting.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Peaceful grounds, wonderful food, tranquil environment for a stroll, a meeting or just some me time.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A beautiful and calming place. We spent the day there. Started with Tai Chi, then some lectures. Mediation and lunch. The grounds are lovely and the monks friendly. The food in the restaurant is all vegetarian and very good. A fantastic day. They have many classes that you can attend but must book.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a whole experience and so very beautiful. One can choose to be just a tourist and enjoy the wonderful features of the temple and the view from the main courtyard, or you can experience the peace and tranquillity of the purpose of the temple. The architecture is superb and this temple was purpose built - ask why it... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Nan Tien temple is an oasis of peace and tranquility where you can unwind and absorb a different culture. You may be happy just wondwring around the beautiful grounds and buildings or you may wish to book ahead and take part in a range of classes and retreats. This is also a great opportunity to sample some fantastic vegetarian... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food in the third floor dining room at the NanTien Temple is good. It is the food that they make to keep the nuns alive into old age. It is a Chinese home-cooking vegetarian plate, including rice or noodles, one tofu dish, one green veg. dish, one curry dish and one vegetable dish. The cafe on the ground floor... More 

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