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Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple

About Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple

The vast complex is one of Australia’s largest Buddhist temples and houses fascinating architecture. The temple was founded by Hsing Yun, leader to nearly 100 million followers worldwide who practice his form of Buddhism- Fo Guang Shan branch specifically. 
Nan Tien can be found 80km southwest of Sydney on its own outskirts near Wollongong, complete with extensive gardens that are perfect for relaxation or meditation when you’re done exploring!

The Australian branch’s temple was reputedly chosen by Hsing Yun due to its proximity and view of Mount Kembla, which is said to have an auspicious resemblance with a recumbent lion. The land on which the building stands was donated by Frank Arkell, who also provided for one hundred years’ leaseholds so as not only preserve but increase serenity around it-the rent they pay annually maintains this privilege!


What to do at Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple

Designed to analogize the physical world with that of Buddhist teachings, The Temple is one Wollongongs’ major tourist attractions. Retreats can involve classes in tai chi and calligraphy as well meditation sessions led by experienced monks who are eager for visitors from all walks life interested primarily or entirely into Buddhism but also Chinese culture at large.

With a backdrop of natural rock and an interactive Mirrored Gallery, the Wollongong Buddhist Temple is one place where you can find peace in your mind while exploring various artifacts on display. Whether it be learning about China’s ancient culture or brushing up knowledge for calligraphy classes with our professional instructors who know how to make even Beginner

The large Buddhist temple complex for classes & retreats is one the main attractions in Wollongong. With on-site lodging, dining hall and museum it makes an ideal place to visit with friends or family alike!


One local company in Wollongong that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Decking Wollongong

Address: 99 Parkes Street, Port Kembla NSW 2505

Telephone: (02) 4263 0673