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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 12 Attractions in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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Limerick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I brought my 4 & 1 year old boys here to see something different while in the area visiting friends. Well, their eyes lit up with amazement seeing the temple building and the massive steps and my 4 year old proclaims "it's just like the King Foo Panda palace Mum!". Very welcoming place, surprisingly so with two rambunctious boys running... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Iused to drive by here many years ago when it was being built (1980`s) and only this year (2014) got around to actually visit. Started with lunch in the cafeteria and then we made our way to the Temple. Really nice and nice to just sit down and take everything in.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's well worth a stop at the Nan Tien Temple if you're near Wollongong - it's the largest Buddhist Temple in the southern hemisphere. The buildings are beautiful and the area so peaceful. Make sure you walk to the top of the hill behind the temple for a lovely overall view and to see the huge temple bell. The restaurant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

a nice place to visit all round the year. the temple and surrounds are so quiet and peaceful with lush gardens, worth exploring. the pagoda, the sanctum, the small museum everything is so beautiful. There's a nice restaurant as well just before the temple in the same compound.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I go there often as it's close to home, the grounds are just beautiful and tranquil, the cafe has a decent range of vegetarian foods, and different kinds of teas for everybody's tastes coffee is good to,service is friendly

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If your in Wollongong you have to take on the sky dive at the beach. It is very well run and the guys there really know how to make you enjoy every moment. If you only plan on doing it the one time i would advise coughing up the extra for the video, I got my wife to video me... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A beautiful place to visit all round the year. Everyone receives a warm welcome in this peaceful place. Just wander around the temple, remembering to take off your shoes when you enter a shrine. The building is magnificent, and the gardens are well worth exploring. Climb the pagoda for the view. And don't forget to climb the hill to ring... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere lies just outside Wollongong in NSW. While being a place of interest for all the obvious reasons (curiousity, uniqueness etc.) it is also a place of peace and beauty. The gardens are delightful and the area near the car park with little "Happy Buddha" like statues in various poses is whimsical. Walk... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went as a group and had a tour of the temple, a meditation and lunch. The grounds and the buildings were amazing

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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised. I was introduced to the temple by a local friend and really did not know what to expect. The temples are wonderful (so large) and then you are treated to a vegetarian wonderland of treats. For a small sum, you can eat as much as you want and it is also so fresh and good for you.... More 

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