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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

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The thing that troubled me most that although it indicates no cameras, I adherred to it but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
Be great with finished, interesting!

We found this interesting never done anything like this on holiday before, be great once finished... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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...more
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25 Sandhurst Town Rd | Myers Flat, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3556, Australia
+61 3 5446 7568
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing that troubled me most that although it indicates no cameras, I adherred to it but the percentage of visitors did not. I think we should all show respect.

Thank Elizabethoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this interesting never done anything like this on holiday before, be great once finished. You watch a short video on arrival, you can spend as much time as you want in the gardens and the Great Stupa

Thank 29Kathie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place, staff very informative, The Stupa is still under construction but still worth a visit, gardens and surrounds very nice, a little hard to find but would definitely return to see future progress.

Thank anne_moshoudis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Stupa wouldn’t rate a TA mention in Asia, but it’s certainly worth a look if you’re in Bendigo. Upon arrival it certainly makes an impression: stark white, symmetrical and alien against the drab olive cacophony of Aussie bush. Up close you’ll be overwhelmed by...More

Thank 135bruceh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous to see such an ambitious project being carved out of the back blocks of Victoria. Completion of the building will take around another 18 months and it is anticipated that decoration of the interior of the building will take 60 years! As a card...More

Thank 423MargaretC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stupa is very much a work in progress. Certainly it has the hallmarks of being magnificant but that is certainly some time off yet. The volunteers are eager to help and explain about the project. Is a little difficult to find and your own...More

Thank aussietraveller1960
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Was a bit of an eye opener how huge the stupa is going to be when it is finished. Expected to be totally finished in about 10 years. Will definitely be making a point of returning than to see the finished produce.

Thank spyscaton
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place oozes peace and tranquillity. Whilst still currently being built, you can see their vision. And to visit the Jade Buddah of Universal Peace was wonderful.

Thank JL M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We saw this from our Hot air Balloon ride & thought a look was worthy in the afternoon, it was very surprising, not only was it big, really big, but an amazing piece of work. The gardens were amazing & the staff were lovely, we...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

It's still under construction and will be magnificent when completed. Well worth a trip just to see the Jade statue. The guide in the Stupa itself was fantastic.

Thank Georges R
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Z6177LOmartinw | 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?
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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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