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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A beautiful day and an enjoyable experience. I had a pram and there were lifts but I wanted to walk the stairs to appreciate the beauty of the place. The staff were pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful day and an enjoyable experience. I had a pram and there were lifts but I wanted to walk the stairs to appreciate the beauty of the place. The staff were pleasant however I was a bit embarrassed as they forgot our order at the eatery and the lady kept telling me they were steaming the buns. I watched... More 

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Thank elkemichelle
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere this is reason enough for a visit, however there are many more surprises here to enjoy. The vegetarian restaurant is incredible value and the tea house gives a larger array of eating options. The grounds are beautiful, if you are lucky enough to visit when the lotus flowers are blooming in... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For those who wish to enjoy fabulous cultural food and beliefs. . A great place for the kids and adults

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Thank Ian M
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The combined late lunch and visit was both healthy food and fascinating difference now to 4 yrs ago when i was last at the temple. . Thoroughly to be recommended.

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Thank Anthony K
Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Business lunch. First time here. What a well kept secret. Found the combination of vegetables and noodles were wholesome and light but satisfying. Thr battered egg plant accompanying the meal complimented it well. Thankyou for the experience.

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Thank johnnthel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Nan tien is the largest buddhist temple of the southern hemisphere. It's got a very quiet and serene atmosphere. The temple also offers a free calligraphy exercise for the visitors which we found very interesting and which was more like a meditation session. If anyone's planning to visit this place it's best to arrive as early... More 

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Thank Marcella W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This will be the second time we visited the Nan Tien Temple, the first time was almost 10 years ago but it is still as peaceful, grand and beautiful as it was years ago! Loved the temples, the bells and especially the gardens. Did not sample any of the food but will do so next time.

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Thank MrsLunchy
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The nan tien temple was beautiful and peaceful! Great place to retreat and meditate, will revisit next time in Wollongong. Recommended!

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Thank JoshNSandra_1
melbourne,australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to walk around. The gardens are picture perfect. The temple is unremarkable. Just a perfect visit.

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Thank anjewel2004
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to visit. Interesting culture. Worth a trip on a beautiful day. There's a dining area we did not eat there although it was extremely busy and looked nice.

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