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This shot is taken at the bottom of the stairs that lead up to the pagoda in the Nan tien temple complex in wollongong. It is a place I would suggest everyone to take a trip to see as it is a very beautiful peaceful place. And they serve a great lunch:)

Nan Tien is a chinese term and means "southern paradise".

It was funded by and constructed under the auspices of the Mahayana Buddhist sect known as Fo Guang Shan, and completed in 1995. The sect itself was founded in Taiwan in 1965 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and has 120 branches throughout the world. The site of the Australian branch's temple was reputedly chosen by Hsing Yun due to its proximity to Mount Kembla, which is said to have an auspicious resemblance to a recumbent lion. It overlooks both Mount Keira and Mount Kembla. The land was bought from the Australian government for the symbolic sum of $1.

This is the link to their webpage: http://www.nantien.org.au/

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