The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Arts & Culture - Cultural Bendigo

Hours: 9am - 5pm weekdays; 10:30am to 5pm weekends and Public Holidays

Phone: (03) 5446 7568

Experience the largest Buddhist stupa in the Western world. The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion situated near Bendigo, Victoria, is the same size and design as The Great Stupa of Gyantse in Tibet. It rises to a total height of 48 metres above Bendigo’s distinctive bushland, and is 50 metres wide at its base.


The Great Stupa is home to many holy objects. Foremost amongst these is the magnificent Jade Buddha for Universal Peace which is the largest Buddha carved from gem quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha toured the world for 9 years and over 10 million people have seen it. He has now come to his final home inside The Great Stupa.

Tours are run daily from The Great Stupa Visitor Centre - watch an introductory DVD, wander the Peace Park and see beautiful relics and artworks inside The Great Stupa. Learn about Buddhism, Asian culture and art. Treat yourself with an artisan gift from the shop or have a barista-style coffee and a bite to eat at StupaView Café. It’s a pet friendly site as long as your furry friend is kept on a leash. Please allow 1.5 hours for your tour.

Large groups are welcome, for groups of 10 people or more please call ahead and book.

Lunar New Year – January/February
ILLUMIN8: Festival of Light and Peace – June
Vegecareian Festival – October

25 Sandhurst Town Rd Myers Flat VIC 3556, Australia