School Visits and Guided Tours Booking

I) Tour Booking for School

*** Important: School visits and Guided tours must be booked SIX WEEKS in advance

Chung Tian Buddhist Temple conducts tours for schools that are educational, informative and enjoyable. Students are guided on a tour of the Temple’s traditional Chinese architectural buildings and the beautiful Zen garden. The tour includes an introduction to Buddhism and important aspects of Chinese Culture as well as other activities.

School visits are available Tuesday to Friday mornings commencing at either 9.30 or 10 am and ideally lasting for two hours.

Over many years, with thousands of Schools and Community groups visiting our Temple it has been with great pleasure that we were able to provide this service without charge.

Unfortunately, the last twelve months have been extremely difficult for us. The LockDown and the severe limiting of Numbers attending the Temple have caused financial strain on the ability to run the Temple in the way we were able to do previously.

Now the charge for the tour is $2.00 per person. Tour Booking For School Form or Tour Booking For Group Form

How to book a tour for school?

1. Please download and complete the form Tour Booking For School Form

2.Attach forms to an email and send to templetour1@fgschungtian.org.au

3. A prepaid student lunch pack is available which can be eaten in the Temple grounds or in the park next door. Please download and complete the Prepaid Student Lunch Pack form if requiring refreshments and email with the Tour Booking Request form

4. Await a confirmation email for your chosen date or if the date/time is unavailable you will be contacted to discuss alternative days/times

5. Upon confirmation of booking those requesting lunch packs pay 4 weeks in advance – methods of payment and cancellation conditions are on the Prepaid Student Lunch Pack form

Guidelines for School Visits

Please book six weeks in advance by completing the forms and emailing to templetour1@fgschungtian.org.au

The number of tour guides has to be coordinated to ensure that groups are adequately supported. As such, it would be appreciated if tour organisers would re-confirm the number of attendees a week before. This would help us to confirm the number of guides necessary to cover your tour.

The Temple provides a peaceful haven to promote peace of mind and clarity of thought. As such, we do not encourage clutter and request that you remove any rubbish generated during your visit.

Vegetarianism is practiced at the Temple for the cultivation of compassion and respect for all lives.

Visitors are advised that they are responsible for their personal property at all times. There are designated areas where your property may be stored however it is best left on the bus. Kindly secure all your personal belongings as we will not be held liable for any losses incurred while you are on the Temple’s premises.

General photography of the Temple grounds is allowed however it is not allowed inside the buildings.

II)Tour Booking for group

Guided temple tours are available for groups of 8 or more Tuesday to Friday mornings. Please follow the How to Book procedure to make a tentative booking. Tours are free however donations are welcome. Special Requests can be made for morning tea in the Water Drop Teahouse or for lunch bookings in the dining room. Refreshment bookings are secured by prepaying 4 weeks in advance.

Individuals and smaller groups may visit the Temple without a guide and without making a booking. The Temple is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm. Refreshments are available at the Water Drop Teahouse 10 am until 2 pm. We are a non-profit organization and donations help us continue our work.

How to book a tour for groups?

1.Please download and complete the form Tour Booking For Group Form

2.Special Requests can be made for morning tea in the Water Drop Teahouse or for a vegetarian buffet lunch in the dining room. Please download and complete the Prepaid Morning Tea form or the Prepaid Dining Room Lunch form if requiring refreshments and email with the Tour Booking Request form

3.Attach forms to an email and send to templetour1@fgschungtian.org.au

4.Await a confirmation email for your chosen date or if the date/time is unavailable you will be contacted to discuss alternative days/times

5.Upon confirmation of booking those requesting morning tea or lunch pay 4 weeks in advance – methods of payment and cancellation conditions are on the Prepaid Morning Tea form and on the Prepaid Dining Room Lunch form