The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo

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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is a not-for-profit organisation and major tourist attraction based in Bendigo in Central Victoria. It is the largest Buddhist monument in Australia and final home for the largest gem quality Jade Buddha in the world.
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  • We had a tour of the site and enjoyed every minute it is an amazing site and can’t wait to come back and see it when it is all finished around 2020  more »
  • The temple is nearing completion, a sight to behold in the arid landscape. The visitor centre has a craft shop and interesting displays of sacred objects and a wonderful sense of peace and harmony ins...  more »
  • We found this place while searching online for nearby things to do, as we were driving through the area. So glad we decided to stop by! The plans they have are just amazing, the staff are warm and wel...  more »
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  • The Stupa is a large white Buddhist temple in the middle of about 100 hectares of dry bush. It is immediately surrounded by dry bush garden creating a serenely spectacular site at first glimpse. The sheer scale of the project is mind boggling. It has still a long way to go to completion. It is still worth the trip to see the place, you will be taken around by a volunteer guide who will give a informative spiel as you walk.
  • An amazing project. There is a lot of work still to be done, and I look forward to returning and seeing the progress. Volunteer guides will take you on a tour, and visitors are very welcome. The website states the tours require a donation, but this was never even mentioned when I was there. There are a lot of boxes for donations, but I never felt like I was being pushed to give if I did not want to. There are two festivals held here each year, Illumin8 in May, and Vegecareian in October. There is also a cafe which has just opened.
  • A wonderful place. That will soon become an important landmark, a tourist destination and place of pilgrimage for Buddhists and seekers of all stripes
  • I love this beautiful place !! The potential is amazing and im so excited for the future of this place. Beautiful gardens and temple, artifacts and interesting knowledge!! Love the ateshi center and meditation classes, and the people are so beautiful!!! Everyone should visit this place :)
  • Great place nice n peaceful. Things are still under construction but looks like it'll be pretty awesome when complete.

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