Nan Hua Temple in Bronkhorstpruit
Having travelled quite extensively through Asia, this temple has been on my to do list for quite some time and I am thrilled to have finally made the trip out to see it. The temple was even more beautiful than I could have imagined.
The Nan Hua Temple is located about 50km east of Pretoria in Cultura Park, a suburb of Bronkhorstpruit. It took us around an hour to get there from Northern Joburg on a quiet Sunday morning.
We walked around the serene temple for hours! I really hope you can appreciate the beauty from the photos – the colours were so vivid and the stone so beautifully carved. The feeling of peacefulness that comes over you was just overwhelming.
We went in to the prayer room, where you are not allowed to take photos. It was magnificent, with giant statues and Chinese lanterns, and the most beautiful music playing in the background. It was so lovely to sit and be enveloped by the calmness of the music and prayers. Please remember to take your shoes off out of respect in the prayer rooms.
The Nan Hua Temple is a non-profit organisation so entrance is free of charge. You literally park outside the gate on the grass and the friendly guard will wave as you go in.
Across the road, is a restaurant where you can have a bite to eat if you would like – we didn’t go across so give us feedback if you have been for a meal please!
The Temple is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
Photos by the talented @jacosch – find him on Instagram!