If you want to move away from the busy life of Sydney and spend a day in complete peace and return with a calm mind,this is the place for you.Young folks - you may not find beer here but what you find is way better than the life we spend in weekends.This place pulls you.
Those who have car and GPS its an hour and half drive from Sydney.
But I decided to take public transport because I don't have a car.
I started late because I had no idea what this place is and first I thought its a weird idea to visit a temple.It was 11:30 AM already.
131500 website of NSW showed there is a train from Hurstville around 12:44 PM.
You should board any train from central to Kiama and get down at Unnandera/Kembla Grange.
Unnandera to Nan Tien temple is 15 minutes walk.
Kembla Grange to NanTien temple needs a bus in between.We got bus 57 from Kembla Grange station.Bus stop from Kembla Grange station is less than 50 metres.But bus frequency is an issue.Check 131500. If you want to get down at Unnandera/Kembla Grange station bard the rearmost carriage in train and inform the guard about your stop.
I managed to reach the temple by 2:49 PM.So I had 2 hours 11 minutes to complete my trip.I prefer reach there before 1PM atleast.Temple closes at 5 PM.Opposite to the temple there is a deserted bus stop.You will surely loose the trust that bus may stop there.Bus 34.It was at 5:36PM and will take me to Wollonggong.From Wollongong I need to board a train to Sydney.I decided to walk to Unnandera and board the 5:41PM train from there.I reached Unnandera by 5:26PM.Reached Rockdale by 7:19PM.
Its very easy to visit the temple if you have a quick visiting guide.Once you enter ask someone about the Dining hall.Go there and pick a mini booklet.You can complete everything in order.
Loved each and everything there.The Pagoda,Museum,hymns,Gratitude Bell,Main shrine,Green Valley ,Cute statues..everything.Planning to go again.This time before 12PM.
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