Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre


According to the Visit Canberra website, the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre in Archibald St, Lyneham has the tallest open air statues of Buddha in Australia. The temple was established in 1983, and the centre also incorporates the Van Hahn Monastery. It's the largest Buddhist temple in Canberra, and it looked like there was further construction in progress when we drove past today.


I would think this type of gate would have a specific name, but I have no idea what it is, however the gate itself is very impressive. If you'd like to know more, there are some photos and information on the Destination Saigon blog.