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Nan Hua Temple, Bronkhorstspruit

#9 of 30 in Historic Sites in Gauteng
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nan Hua Temple (南華寺, Nanhua Si) is the largest Buddhist temple and seminary in Africa, and is situated in the Cultura Park suburb of Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. It is the African headquarters of the Fo Guang Shan (Buddha's Light Mountain) Order, covering over 600 acres (2.4 km2). Fo Guang Shan was established in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and is a Mahayana Chinese Buddhism monastic order. The Temple, like its mother order in Taiwan, follows the Linji Chan school of Buddhism as well as the Pure Land School.

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  • Very interesting to be exposed to other cultures.First time visit and it was for the Chinese Mew Year celebrations .A truly spiritual event.  more »
  • Whenever travelling from Pretoria to Mbombela (Nelspruit) why not just pop in at this beautiful temple just off the freeway. Although the outside gardens are in a state of decay/neglect the interior....  more »
  • Only went for the Chinese New Year celebration but it was a lot if fun. Highly recommend for everyone. Food was tasty, and the opening ceremony was very cool. Dragon dance and all. Main temple is beautiful and peaceful. If there is some sort of event going on I'd highly recommend.
  • A beautifully tranquil temple, very well looked after with very friendly staff. We really enjoyed our visit. We got there just in time to catch the Sunday tour. We got to see the shrines and told about the history of Buddhism in the various where it is practiced. We were even allowed to take pictures of the shrines mainly because we were on the tour :) When you step into that place, it feels as though you've actually left SA and are in Asia, lol! Lovely experience. We're looking forward to attending the Chinese New Year celebration :)

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