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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 14 Attractions 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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St Kilda, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This place was lovely. I really felt like i connected to something higher than myself! The buildings are amazing and i wonder how lobg it took for them to make it like this. I brought some books

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Almost every time I am visiting Wollongong I stop and visit Nan Tien Temple. My family and I did the usual routine at Nan Tien (ate at the cafè, visit the temple, etc) and more this time (we also walked up the hill around the back of the temple and to the Pilgrim's Lodge). Now, while we were outside the... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

As a Buddhist person, this place is so commercializing. That is so wrong. Buddhism is all about unattachment and let go, Nan Tien Temple is far from it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I frequently visit the Nan Tien Temple. It is a great resting place. Brilliant food is served in the Dew Drop Inn which I always go to.

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

Very peaceful and quiet. Interesting to walk through the shrines. The museum off the gift shop is good to walk through. Well worth a visit.

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Wollongong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful restful place. There is a small restaurant/coffe shop that has a wonderful decor. The food is vegan as one would expect. Great teas , love the laska . Highly recommend to coming here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Beautiful surroundings, although teeming with visitors, I came away feeling calm and peaceful. Everyone was helpful and polite. Nothing or no question was too much trouble. The experience is one to cherish.

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Nan Tien Temple is a great tourist attraction for Wollongong. My husband and I enjoyed our first visit on Friday based on reviews on Tripadvisor. Even though it was very hot, we found cool places to walk as we wandered from the main shrine to the front shrine and through the meticulously kept grounds. We lunched at the ground... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The gardens and temples are always worth a visit and very educational, particularly the lotus pond when the gardens are in full bloom. I would suggest to plan the timing of your visit - we took an elderly aunt before Christmas and it was a very busy time. We could not get into the tea house or vegetarian café for... More 

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Ourimbah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are looking for peace and harmony in your life well this is the place to start. I visited here back in 1999. I have followed the philosophy of Buddhism and became a devotee. Life's path can send you on different directions but it seems that the path of life has lead me back to the Nan Tien Temple.... More 

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