The Nan Tien Temple is a Buddhist temple complex situated just outside Wollongong. It’s approximately 80 km south of Sydney. It is one of the branch temples of Fo Guang Shan, founded in 1965 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, which has over 200 branches worldwide.
The 8 level Pagoda that is located within the Nan Tien Complex is set amidst landscaped gardens and serves as a resting place for the created ashes of devotees and relatives. It can accommodate the remains of over 7000 people. Inside the Pagoda is a shrine dedicated to Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva who vowed to help all beings reach enlightenment; there is also a wishing bell where visitors may make a wish.
The Nan Tien Temple complex is an award winning tourist attraction and the surrounding gardens present a tranquil environment where you can admire the artistic sculptured rock statues and architecture of the buildings.