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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had a very pleasant afternoon. Wandering the beautiful grounds and temples this is a must see and so close to Sydney . it is a tranquil respectful place to spend the afternoon and the small vegetarian restaurant is a must to finish off the day highly recommend

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The temple is located close to Unanderra station (15 to 20 mins walk), if travelling from Sydney. The atmosphere at the temple is really peaceful; one can spend the whole day at this temple. Visitors are not allowed to take pictures inside the temple and the museum. One lady staff at the temple museum was rude as she thought that... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a beautiful place. Nice to walk around the compound and take photos even if you are not religious to want to visit the temple.

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Balgownie
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wollongong's Nan Tien Temple is an extraordinary development offering the largesse and serenity of peaceful contemplation within the temple and waterlily filled ponds of the established gardens. The large restaurant offers refreshments from team and coffee to full meals created by the community in residence. There are also conference and residential facilities at competitive rates. This is a great place... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a temple worth to visit. the temple is about 89Km from Sydney, it will take about one and 20 minutes drive from Sydney, you can get there by public transport too, you catch the train stop in Wollongong Station, then change the bus to the temple.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Nan Tien Temple is easy to find. 5 minutes south on the M1 take the Unanderra exit and you will see the tourist signs to the Temple....if you get lost look for the giant orange roof temple's :P. The location is on the west side of Berkeley Hill and is amazing all year round. It is a huge multicultural... More

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As you enter the temple car park you'll notice how well set out it all is . When you leave your car it's just a short walk to the main entrance and everything is well signposted from the vegetarian restaurant which sells excellent light meals to any one of about three prayer rooms and museum areas to to visit so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. It attracts many tourist because of the spectacular views and the location. There's a souvenir shops, and this is a really nice place to see and visit.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I have visited several times,as we live in Wollongong, and have always enjoyed our time there. The entry is free . We enjoyed a great vegetarian lunch and coffee,while there. The walk around the grounds was very tranquil,with a touch of the orient - very beautiful.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

beautiful temple, well worth a visit, great food, somewhere worth a visit just to be able to 'be' for a while

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