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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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Albion Park, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was my second time at the temple but firs visit to the cafe on the grounds. What a treat! While noodles is it's not the normal meal for brunch I'd advise you give it a go at the Nan Tien. The meal was very refreshing and the coffee wasn't too bad too and topped off with a walk around... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My lady and myself have a nice visit here. It is peaceful and you can walk in leisure all around. The incense smelling is nice. It is very big to walk around. We do some prayers we find our mind is healed. We have a nice little lunch there. Also it is free for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Temple is very strict on their rules which is good for people that have a really religious background. Great for family and kids, parking is close and very easy to get to

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went there on a saturday morning and was very pleasantly surprised. The place is a bit "fake", as in more recent than most temple I've visited, but the architecture, grounds and experience felt genuine. Sadly, the freeway nearby and the industrial sites are kind of ruining the experience. It's free of charge.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

a peaceful retreat where you can really become one with yourself. Really puts everything into perspective.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you like truly vegetarian meals, the Nan Tien Temple have a restaurant where you pick and choose what you want from a good selection of food, well cooked and tasty. Usually the staff are Uni of Wollongong students and they are very helpful. It is a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy your lunch. Will go again many times.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

15 mins west of Wollongong are the Chinese Temples. I say temples as there are a few temples and number of buildings on the grounds. Free entry to the grounds which house beautifully maintained gardens, statues and water features. In many ways it's like stepping back in time. Entry into temples are free also. The premises are a live working... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a really interesting place to visit to give you an insight into the Buddhist religion and its beliefs. I love that it is located in a typically christian locale but is tucked away in its own garden haven. Its a relatively large complex and has a small restaurant, a cafe and a couple of souvenir shops with quite... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I just visit this Temple on 26 July 2014 after 25 years living here in Australia. I have seen this in the picture many times and I said to my self one day I will visit you. I run out of idea where to go so I have asked my sister why don't we visit this place. When we arv'd... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The grounds here are beautifully laid out and maintained - a great place to just sit and relax or for quiet contemplation. The achitecture is also very impressive. We were there during the week when it was fairly quiet, but I suspect the crowds on weekends might detract from the serenity somewhat :-) We had a light lunch here in... More

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