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Nan Tien Temple is the famous Buddhist temple, located on the outskirts of Australian city Wollongong. Chinese words ‘Nan Tien’ means ‘ Paradise of South’. This is a temple where two cultures meet, a branch temple of Fo Guang Shang and cultural oasis for west and east. The temple premises contains many statues, pagodas, shrines, a temple, and a pond. The architecture of this temple is mesmerizing so does its gardens. One can easily get a glimpse of Asia when standing in this temple. Opened in 1995, this temple is a popular tourist spot, attracting local and international tourists around the world.
How to Get Tickets?
Nan Tien being a temple does not ask for an admission charge. There is free entry for everyone. However, they accept donations as per donators wish. Temple remains open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How To Get Around?
One can visit this amazing and beautiful place on the feet. Roam around the gardens and explore their rich heritage. Whole premises of Nan Tien Temple is wheelchair friendly that means easily accessible for handicapped visitors.
What Should I Wear?
It is very important to follow the dress code while visiting Nan Tien Temple. The dress code states that every visitor should wear proper covering clothes, no half sleeves, mini-skirts, shorts are allowed. One should remove their hat and shoes before entering the shrine.
Best Time to Visit
The weather conditions in Wollongong where Nan Tien Temple is located, remains same for most of the season.It is suggested to visit in summer or spring as winters are bit chilling here.
Will I Need a Guide?
It is suggested to hire a guide before visiting this temple. It would be good if your guide knows about Buddhism so that you can explore the site with them. Visitors may opt for a guided tour arranged by Nan Tien Temple administration too. There are various slabs and options to choose from. Their tours are led by a highly trained guide. The tour will include site seeing, Shrines visit, and a vegetarian lunch. The tour costs around 5$ per person and if followed by lunch, cost of would an add-on.
How To Get There?
One can reach this beautiful Buddha temple in various ways. This temple is reachable by Train and Public bus no. 34 which runs from Wollongong to Warrawong. The nearest airport is Illawarra Regional Airport. Other options include private taxis and cabs.
There is no admission charge for this place. For a one time visit, one has to spend only for transportation and food.