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Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

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  • Take several hours to walk around this impressive site. Have a vegetarian lunch or tea and scones. Get involved in some chanting if you want. So peaceful. 
  • I love going back here. The flavours, the freshness, the charming attempt to serve veggie meat, all this somehow combine into a wholesome meal and a very pleasant outdoor experience. I was most recent...  read more »
  • Loved loved loved our visit here. Gardens and buildings beautiful. A must for all visitors in the area or passing by. 
  • Incredible place, it feels very peaceful. Very well maintained and clean. Service at the cafe is very nice. Great experience of you feel like going to Wollongong!
  • Beautiful place to visit. Relaxing, calm and welcoming. Try out the calligraphy classes and read a book on meditation while you're at it. Must see regardless which religion if any.
  • Been there few times in past years. It's definite a popular tourism point, but little taste of Buddhism teaching, can even be very misleading. Beautiful environment ,great outside looking and excellent functions buildings of the temple. However, much money and work spent on outside looking, commercial side, advisement and decorations. instead lead people toward their inner mind, which real Buddhism teaching about, and so it may causes misleading , and fade of real Buddhism teaching, cause people to chase wrong direction that opposite to spiritual or religion world. From own experience, their teaching over there, on meditation, taichi and carligraphy ,may give many people distorted impression from what real Buddhism teaching. As it is very surface basic level, but too vague, teacher she was not prepared and low motivated, no enough instruction. Have not try their retreat, but from their basic lesson teaching, seems they don't get it or don't care enough, it's doubtful. They plan to build university for Buddhism academic study, and bridge it to the temple, sounds good, but does read book, academic exam and paper certificate really help people to have enlightenment and become Buddha, or give you good feel and social recognition based on lies? if it does more support than mislead? Doubtful. Good they have some warm heart volunteer workers there, friendly and faithfully. But also met elder worker, she rudely shout at people in car park near Pilgrim Lodge instead talk nicely to guide parking. And worst thing can ever happen in a shrine, they charge people money to put their names on the hanging plate, which can be very misleading from real Buddhism teaching. Have to find better way to raise money, than damage real Buddhism reputation like this.
  • Spent 30mins here when driving through. Insanely busy on ANZAC day but not surprising given it is one of the few things open. Free to just walk around. Very impressive if you've not been somewhere like Kyoto. If you have, still worth a stop on the way past.
  • It was great experience.The Temple has very quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Temple is well maintained.We had been there by public transport pretty much accessible.Must visit atleast once.
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