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 largest stupa in the Western World.
The Great Stupa is the same design and size as the Gyantse Stupa (Kumbum) in Tibet. The Gyantse Stupa is one of the treasures of the Buddhist world. Professor David L. Snellgrove has said: “The Stupa of Gyantse may well be accounted the chief wonder of the Tibetan Buddhist world in that it records iconographically in its interior practically the whole pantheon of Indo-Tibetan religion up to the time of its construction during the first half of the 15th century.”
The Great Stupa is the largest Buddhist Stupa (monument) outside of Asia. It is the final home to the largest gem quality Jade Buddha in the world. Take a guided tour and experience a truly unique cultural attraction. On your tour, go inside the Great Stupa, view beautiful statues and holy objects on display and browse the gift shop.
On your visit you’ll be shown an introductory video that gives an informative overview of The Great Stupa project. Explore the exhibition centre and Peace Park with a visitors handout outlining key locations. Learn more about Buddhism, Asian culture and art. At the end of your visit we encourage everyone to visit our gift shop.
We encourage visitors to return again and again, to see the progress of The Great Stupa and surrounds.
1) Bendigo Tramways
2) Central Deborah Goldmine
3) Bendigo Heritage Building Tours
25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Bendigo), VIC 3556
+61 3 5546 7568
On touring route
All year round
9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10:30am-5pm Weekends and Public Holidays
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