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Nan Tien Temple

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Address: 180 Berkeley Rd | Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
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+61 2 4272 0600
09:00 - 17:00
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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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amazing place

It was indeed a wonderful experience and felt the air of LUCK.....The buddhist Temple is a place of contemplation,.A place where positivity of thoughts flows so radiantly..Given... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was indeed a wonderful experience and felt the air of LUCK.....The buddhist Temple is a place of contemplation,.A place where positivity of thoughts flows so radiantly..Given the chance,we will soon be back in this place.

Thank Manu T
Mosman, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was my first ever temple I visited. I enjoyed the Zen calligraphy. Beautiful grounds. I can't quite relate to the spiritual side of it but it was an interesting experience.

Thank IcyApple
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nan Tien temple is an amazing attraction. A good combination of culture, nature, art, religion, and history. There are different spots to visit in Non Tien. Regular temples, museums, gift shop, exhibitions and so forth. The place is so clean, beautiful and relaxing.

Thank amiri455
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It's about an hour drive out of Sydney. The temple has a calm and serene aura. The prayer halls are breathtaking. A good place to visit if you're looking for peace within. Plenty free parking available. Pagoda wasn't accessible the day we visited (Friday). Not sure when it's open to the public. Port Kembla and Wollongong isn't far if you... More 

Thank Sarmed R
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Nestled in Wollongong, the temple is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit. You can walk around the tranquil gardens and learn a lot about Buddhism and Taiwanese culture.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of things to see and a very interesting cultural experience. You have to wear long pants and cover your shoulders or else borrow sarongs from the office! Wear easy to remove shoes! It's amazing you only need to give gold coin donations to experience this beautiful place. Highly recommend if you are looking for something interesting and different.

Thank Sally R
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went to visit the temple in the late afternoon, as soon as I entered the temple I felt the sense of serenity, got there at about 4pm so the restaurant was close. it was quite and peaceful. The gardens are just so wonderful. people were nice and smiling. if you walk up the hill, you can see the beautiful view... More 

Thank Jaya S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

A must see "largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere". The main entrance to the temple is very majestic. The Buddhist values and wisdoms very very interesting and they say that its a place of enlightenment, peace and serenity which we certainly experienced. The overall complex includes an 8 Level Pagoda, a walkway to the top of the hill leads... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We loved visiting Nan Tien Temple. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds and a lovely lily pond with carp. The kids sat down and tried calligraphy writing in silence. We walked around the stopped for vegetarian lunch at the tea shop. A great outing in Wollongong.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have visited Nan Tien Temple numerous times and absolutely love being here. After visiting the temples, we usually walk up the hill to Gratitude Bell. The view of Wollongong from up there looks very peaceful. There was another path to climb to the top of the hill but now it's closed due to overgrowth. The Lotus pond was in... More 

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