Where is it: 1034 Underwood Road, Priestdale
Why we love it: It's such a beautiful, tranquil and welcoming place!
Tell me more: We were inspired to visit the Chung-Tian Temple (the name means 'Middle Heaven') after attending the Buddha Birth Day Festival, and we were pleasantly surprised! Situated about 30 minutes' drive south of Brisbane city, it was amazing to see such a beautiful temple complex and gardens, partially surrounded by Aussie bush! You are welcome to take a quiet stroll through the complex - there is even a cafe where you can sit and enjoy a cuppa or wander through the small gallery! The temple offers many educational classes relating to Buddhism and meditation and Tai Chi classes as well! The temple facility is a lovely place to visit and highly recommended!
Amenities: Full amenities including a small café - the Water Drop Teahouse! 👍👍👍👍
Parking: Plenty of parking available! 👍👍👍
Access: Easy to access and facilities for wheelchairs / prams! 👍👍👍👍
Best for: While everyone is welcome, perhaps parents will enjoy the tranquillity of Chung-Tian more than the kids! 👍👍👍
Summary: This really is a lovely place to visit and everyone here is very welcoming and friendly! The architecture and gardens are so different that you might feel like you are in a another country - until you spot a wallaby hopping through the gardens! 👍👍👍
Hints: The temple is very close to the awesome Underwood Park, so maybe plan to visit both!
Chung Tian Art Gallery
Where is it: South Bank Parklands!
What's it all about: A multicultural festival that commemorates and celebrates the birth of Buddha!
How can I join in: Check out the program and head down to South Bank to experience this enlightening festival - there are numerous events running across the weekend!
Tell me more: Brisbane's Buddha Birth Day Festival runs every year to commemorate the birth of Gautama Buddha. It's a significant celebration throughout a lot of eastern Asia and given our proximity to the region, it's little wonder as to why it remains such a popular event on Brisbane's calendar - and it's been running for over 20 years! As well as a celebration for the Buddhist community, the festival promotes itself as being a multicultural event, open to people of all ages, backgrounds or religions. There are a number of events on including singing, dancing, meditating and heaps more - even fireworks at night! It's certainly a festival with a difference and one not to be missed!
Brisbane Family Explorers