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Address: 180 Berkeley Rd | Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
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+61 2 4272 0600
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Serene place to chill out

Nice place with huge area to stroll and enjoy nice weather. There is a foot path that leads up to a small hill, fantastic lookout point for photos.

Reviewed August 29, 2016
Leslie C
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice place with huge area to stroll and enjoy nice weather. There is a foot path that leads up to a small hill, fantastic lookout point for photos.

Thank Leslie C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

A largest serene and peaceful Buddhist Temple in the South You will enter this Temple Complex via the Great Compassion Hall where the standing tall The Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Thousands hands Guan Yin) waiting for your prayers to eliminates the suffering for all. The stairs on your left lead to the reception and information center where you can register to the... More 

1 Thank KianHian L
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

It's a really nice and beautiful place to visit especially in Autumn and Spring. Yo can also experienced relaxation while you practice writing Chinese in an ancient way.

Thank Syamak F
Modiin, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The grounds are beautiful, the food is varied and delicious, and the temple itself is interesting. Worth a stop.

Thank Deborah D
Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had our wedding here. It was the most beautiful and serene place, a great way to start our marriage. We have also attended meditation retreats. The temple is a place to indulge in calmness and serenity.

1 Thank RealTrent
Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

last visit some time ago but others have said they enjoyed the experience. a very friendly place and some may say a lotus flower in amongst suburba but not necessary true as there is still plenty of views around the area just drive to top of hill and look over lake illawarra to the south amasing view.

Thank Grahame C
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Peace love and harmony was the true focus at this beautiful place. A wonderful look at Buddhism. Beautifully looked after and friendly staff.

Thank Sue R
Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visiting the temple is so peaceful with beautiful gardens and amazing temples. We watched an amazing drumming session and ate some amazing food.

Thank kellyfranke
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

I was surprised to find this Temple retreat, hidden in an unassuming neighborhood. Three temples to visit and a couple of good contained walks to enjoy, with vast views from one at the top of a hill, and another is to relax around the pond. A must is to gong the symbol 3 times for good luck. The downside is... More 

Thank Ian W
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Quite beautiful and peaceful temple, visited with little girls, enjoyed the atmosphere, info on Buddhism was useful, met a lovely lady - who was in the UK but emigrated and settled here- very kind and welcoming, volunteering to set up art exhibition. They advise not to bring food/ drink inside. We visited the temple shop, located before main shrine museum,... More 

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