Nan Tien Temple

Nan Tien Temple, Nolan St, Berkeley NSW, Australia

As the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere, the Nan Tien Temple is a worldly destination drawing visitors every year. Founded by Chinese Master Hsing Yun, the Nan Tien Temple is one branch of Fo Guang Shan Buddhism. The name of the temple, “Nan Tien” can be translated into “Paradise of the South”, which has become an important cultural site for both Australia and Buddhism as a whole.

The temple is a source of union between Eastern and Western cultures and has traces of Chinese traditional building in its construction. Art is delicately woven into the details of this temple, and visitors will find traces of various art structures such as a wishing pond and a gallery that hold various pieces tied to the temple. All people are welcome to the temple, regardless of whether or not they practice Buddhism. However, be mindful of clothing choices as a general rule of thumb you’ll want to have your legs and shoulders covered before entering the temple.


Nan Tien Temple, Nolan St, Berkeley NSW, Australia