Buddhist Temple & Retreat


The Temple

Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple

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Currently under Construction 

 

A new type of project for Tectvs and indeed for South Australia, the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Buddhist Temple and Retreat represents a substantial investment into the Southern Coastline of Sellicks Beach, South Australia. Key to the project is its centrepiece: an 18 metre tall granite Buddha hand carved from China alongside a 35 metre traditional pagoda structure.

The scale of the project is unprecedented for South Australia, with the 18m tall Buddha shaping up to be an icon for the State

The scale of the project is unprecedented for South Australia, with the 18m tall Buddha shaping up to be an icon for the State

The project uses traditional Chinese craftsmanship alongside modern techniques to ensure a tourism drawcard for the State that is forecast to generate in excess of 20,000 visitors annually. Tectvs was engaged due to their ability to manage the various difficulties and challenges of such a unique build. The project faces challenges with foundation and materials being unfamiliar to local trades, with the pagoda constructed out of chinese building and joinery techniques.


At 18 metres in height, the granite Buddha statue is set to become an instant icon for South Australia 


The project is currently under construction yet has already made a big splash in the media, with numerous outlets documenting the unique excitement for such a project to come to South Australia.

Drone picture of the completed Buddha and the under-construction site

Drone picture of the completed Buddha and the under-construction site

Pictures from the officiation and blessing of the Kuanyin statue at the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Buddhist Temple and Retreat

Pictures from the officiation and blessing of the Kuanyin statue at the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Buddhist Temple and Retreat

 

The Temple in the Media

 

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Adelaide Now

"Sellicks Hill Buddha: Retreat to Attract 20,000 Visitors a Year"

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News.com.au

"Giant Statue of Buddha to Dominate Adelaide's Southern Coastline gets Blessing of Most in the Community"

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The Daily Telegraph 

"Giant Sellicks Beach Buddha here, Ready to Build"

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International Business Times

"Buddha Statue Receives Government Approval"

 

Valdman cartoon from the Advertiser

Valdman cartoon from the Advertiser