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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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It's still under construction and will be magnificent when completed. Well worth a trip just to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Georges R
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A breathtaking project in the middle of nowhere

I had seen no mention in the local tourism info. We simply came across a sign on the road. Great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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“prayer wheels”(7 reviews)
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 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had seen no mention in the local tourism info. We simply came across a sign on the road. Great Stupa. Curiosity led us in, along the most unfriendly, bumpy, rocky, car-jolting dirt track ironically lined by jolly flags. And there was this large white...More

Thank SalineSS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit with a group of friends today was well worth the time.. Its a great tribute to the Buddhist religion, has been in a long development phase, but now with the jade buddha it is a brilliant display. A great tourist attraction for the...More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally unexpected, this was a most interesting visit and the tour guide's presentation vey much appreciated. We will revisit whenever in Bendigo to embrace this wonderful development.

Thank DefaYag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an inspirational place to visit, large jade Buddha is beautiful and the large gardens very peaceful to wander around in.

Thank Maryannoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit, still being built but still worth a visit, will go back later to see progress. Lovely grounds to walk through to get to Stupa. Informative talk and short video. Small gift shop and cafe.

Thank lynn123456789
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A place that i wanted to visit when i came down from Brisbane after seeing it on tv. I must say the televsion doesnt do it justice , its massive and worthwile . Staff are friendly and welcoming and the history is well written ....More

1  Thank aaron71527
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The size and setting are impressive and the 4 tonne Jade Buddha is so beautiful. The guides are very helpful explaining much and answering all of our questions. We arrived too late and missed the cafe. It seemed to have a good variety of vegan...More

2  Thank platypus150
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Took the family to see the Stupa and we got the video and then a map with the important parts marked on it. The Stupa is still under construction, but there was a lady to show us around and answer our questions. The jade Buddha...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Spent a morning here learning about the Tibetan Buddhist religion and wandering around the spacious grounds.The group was 2 x grandparents, one daughter and 2 x grand kids.All of us enjoyed the experience and learning opportunity.

Thank Brookyswanhill
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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?
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