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Nan Tien Temple

180 Berkeley Rd | Berkeley, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
+61 2 4272 0600
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2nd time here

This is my second stay here, with business, the staff here are always friendly, it's always very... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Darcy222
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Bursting with Buddha

Am I the only one who finds reviewing a place of worship just a teensy bit crass? "I'm allowed... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
timothy776
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“vegetarian food” (25 reviews)
“tea house” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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180 Berkeley Rd | Berkeley, Wollongong, New South Wales 2506, Australia
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+61 2 4272 0600
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"vegetarian food"
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"southern hemisphere"
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"tea house"
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"largest buddhist"
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"noodles"
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"peaceful place"
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"main shrine"
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"dining hall"
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"tea room"
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"lotus pond"
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"tai chi"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This is my second stay here, with business, the staff here are always friendly, it's always very quiet. The rooms are small, but the beds are comfy, they don't have any cooking amenities in the room, and they only have I microwave downstairs for the...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Am I the only one who finds reviewing a place of worship just a teensy bit crass? "I'm allowed to be here, and encouraged to be here, and look at things and buy the trinkets, but there's some folks fervently praying not three steps from...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

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.

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Reviewed April 18, 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 April 16, 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 April 16, 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...More

Thank Sarmed R
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Reviewed April 15, 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.

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Reviewed April 12, 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...More

Thank Sally R
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Reviewed April 12, 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...More

Thank Jaya S
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Reviewed April 12, 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...More

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rafffey
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Response from MeiMei C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can takeaway the food and have a picnic at the area.
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Coppja
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Gerry P | Reviewed this property |
Possibly because it is the year of the dog
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corinnajones87
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. This is a very quiet and serene so it is important that babies/toddlers are at their best.
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