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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

25 Sandhurst Town Rd | Myers Flat, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3556, Australia
+61 3 5446 7568
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Unfinished but the vision is there

This will be an amazing and imposing place of worship once completed. Its a long way from being... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phil827
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Melbourne
Amazing place

Although not finished being built you can still get a feel for the surrounds. The large jade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda W
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Geelong, Australia
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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, being built near Bendigo Australia, is 50 metres square at its base and nearly 50 metres high. This makes it the biggest stupa in the Western World. We are also home to the worlds largest Jade Buddha statue - weighing in at four tonnes. On your visit you can enjoy visual delights of arts and Asian culture, learn more about the Buddhist faith as well as meditation and wellbeing, and experience the grand architecture with a guided tour.
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25 Sandhurst Town Rd | Myers Flat, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3556, Australia
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+61 3 5446 7568
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This will be an amazing and imposing place of worship once completed. Its a long way from being finished however.

Thank Phil827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not finished being built you can still get a feel for the surrounds. The large jade Buddha was absolutely beautiful and the gardens to wander around just so peaceful.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This remarkable building out in the bush is a work in progress. Even so it was well worth visiting especially given the warm, friendly greeting by both robed devotees and 'civilian' members of the community. Peaceful gardens and areas for children are additional benefits. Glad...More

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

No matter whether you are an atheist or a believer this place offers great messages for our life. Any audio visual explains the creation and vision for this amazing tribute to Buddhism. Construction still has a way to go however it is worthwhile visiting now....More

Thank Malcolm A
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Regardless of your religious persuasion, if you have a longing for Peace & Compassion in the world, this is a wonderful place to visit. I was welcomed by Chantelle and Michelle, and shown through the Peace Park to the Great Stupa currently under construction. This...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited this attraction in April 2018. You start with a short film of their plans and current progress on this huge building, which has been designed to last 1000 years. Special concrete & galvanised steel is used to ensure long life of this building....More

Thank Alec R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

From a distance, from car park you get a nice view of the incompleted stupa. Walk to it and spin the prayer wheels. You ned a guide to get inside the stupa, which is only a normal space with chairs to listen to the monks....More

Thank Tweetcoz
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The Stupa is a unique and inspiring place to visit. Its wonderful to visit regularly to see the progress made in constructing this vast project and also to relax in the peaceful gardens. Everyone there are exceptionally friendly and welcoming and sharing of their knowledge...More

2  Thank loislane53
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had a tour of the site and enjoyed every minute it is an amazing site and can’t wait to come back and see it when it is all finished around 2020

1  Thank Jo J
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The temple is nearing completion, a sight to behold in the arid landscape. The visitor centre has a craft shop and interesting displays of sacred objects and a wonderful sense of peace and harmony instilled by the lovely staff who conduct tours of the site....More

2  Thank Silvergirl735764
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Josef4000
7 October 2017|
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Response from Martin W | Reviewed this property |
Don't think you can. Taxi is an (expensive) option. Might be worth giving them a call, see if they can organise something?
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rjoiner
10 March 2017|
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Response from BillG59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Allowed on site but leave outside the actual Stupa.
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Ruth W
24 October 2016|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure when they run guided tours but if you ring the Office on 03 54463336 they will be able to help. You can wander around the complex whenever you want and most things are open all the time but you will need to... More
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