The Nan Hua Temple is located in Bronkhorstspruit, about an hours drive from Johannesburg. I have been wanting to visit this temple ever since I moved up to Johannesburg and this passed weekend my sister and I took a mini road trip.
Before I went, I did some research on the temple and found this on their website:
“Nan Hua means flower of the south and is the name of the South African branch for the Humanistic Buddhist Order, Fo Guang Shan, who has made it their mission to spread Humanistic Buddhism to all the continents of earth”
You can visit the temple for guided tours. They also have a guesthouse, tea house and offer lunch daily to the public – at only R30 per person for a vegetarian lunch.
I found the grounds to be incredibly quiet and calming. The silence is periodically disturbed by the clanging of bells which adorn the buildings and the chanting of those in meditation.
Some sections of the temple are still being painted, but the outlines of the artwork are visible and are incredibly intricate and beautiful. The details in the building are amazing, one can spend hours just looking at all the details.
The Nan Hua Temple is open Tuesday – Sunday from 09h00 – 17h00
Entry is free, however donations are accepted.
Address: 27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit