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Nan Tien Temple

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Address: 180 Berkeley Rd | Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
Phone Number: 02 4272 0600
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Description: Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is...
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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beautiful place to visit, and feel at peace...

i visit the nan tien temple regularly, just to go for a walk with girl friends and sit and have a cup of tea, it is very relaxing...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

i visit the nan tien temple regularly, just to go for a walk with girl friends and sit and have a cup of tea, it is very relaxing...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a great day its so peaceful and u just feel relaxed by just simply relaxing by the water , or a simple look at the gorgeous surroundings all taken in at your own pace. We enter the beautiful temple and take a moment to reflect and you trully just cant leave here without something calming hapening. Dont forget to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The temple itself is one of the best attractions in the Illawarra but we returned specifically for the vegetarian food at the restaurant. It is both cheap and delicious. Weel worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely food peaceful surroundings, great place to visit while visiting Wollongong. The gardens and Temples are just beautiful the fact that you can go in a visit in each was great, the Monks are very friendly and will answer questions it was a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited the temple years ago and found it incredibly beautiful. It is a very peaceful place to explore. My mum has since visited and taken my 2 year old daughter. They had a great time exploring the grounds and watching a yoga class. The food is great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As soon as you drive in you can feel the serenity of the grounds and surrounds. Lovely morning walking around the grounds, watching the tai chi, chatting to a local monk. Highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I live very close to this temple and really enjoy visiting whenever possible (except on weekends during peak season). The food in the cafe is very tasty (mince noodles are great), staff is friendly and calming atmosphere. The museum is by donation but my toddler loves visiting to throw money in the wishing pond. Grounds are clean and well kempt,... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nan Tien is a great place to go if you're looking for something different to do. You can put a wish on the wish tree, visit the gold fish pond, have a great meal downstairs at the cafe or a quick bite at the cafeteria upstairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was a very serene and beautiful place with hotel, temple and school. Children are taught there! They have a cafeteria with vegetarian food that they dole out. Do not leave leftovers! It's not allowed and wasteful. There is a gorgeous pagoda and a large and beautiful temple. The grounds are dotted with little Chinese children statues in various exercise... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was pretty busy the day we visited. Still a lovely quiet and contemplative feel to the temple and surrounding buildings. It is fairly close to the industrial area and I guess highlights the changing nature of the area. Well worth a visit.

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