Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

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Nestled on a hillside, Nan Tien Temple represents the largest Buddhist temple south of the Equator. The eclectic temple complex--with a Tibetan-style temple and an eight-story Chinese pagoda--was completed in 1995 on land donated by Australian government. Weekend meditation retreats and classes in Tai Chi and calligraphy are organized on regular basis for all visitors interested in Buddhism and Chinese culture. Put Nan Tien Temple into our Wollongong travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wollongong.
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  • I was very disappointed with the food served in the Dining Hall. Firstly, I am vegan for health and spiritual reasons. There was no selection as it says on the website of vegetarian food. There was... 
    I was very disappointed with the food served in the Dining Hall. Firstly, I am vegan for health and spiritual reasons. There was no selection as it says on the website of vegetarian food. There was...  more »
  • It is a good daily trip with family. Comfort and beautiful garden, not many people to noise you. And recommend their vegetable food which is all make by vegetable only. 
    It is a good daily trip with family. Comfort and beautiful garden, not many people to noise you. And recommend their vegetable food which is all make by vegetable only.  more »
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  • The temple is maintained spotless. Had various areas on the temple to visit and the whole tour takes about 1 - 1.5 hours. You can also go to the top of the hill and ring the bell! As a Buddhist myself, I found it very calming and just like the temples back home.
  • For those who complain about the dress code - first off this is a temple not a tourist attraction. You should eliminate anything that shows your midriff. This is the same for churches - dress appropriately. This is a non profit organization. Not sure why people are complaining about pricey items at the gift shop. You don't have to buy them. In general it's good to help out by donating a small amount of money in the box at the temple and I'm sure that won't break your wallet. Zoos and museums charges parking and admission fees so they can keep the place running, so in that sense why complain about charging $10 for a candle or incense. Nuns and monks are not employed. Free entry plus free parking here. The temple is on a large property with beautiful gardens and is very well maintained. All the expensive statues are amazing. Also peaceful and calm environment. Thanks for all their work.

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