Nan Hua Buddhist Temple


I have a bucket list. Rather – I have a number of bucket lists. I get inspired to do more at inconvenient times so I write lists on the paper scraps closest to me. Months later I’ll discover one of the lists between the pages of a book I never finished or at the bottom of that drawer (you know the one that doesn’t really serve a purpose other than to house all your other purposeless possessions).

Nan Hua Buddhist Temple has been on the top of several of these lists and I recently got to cross it off.

The temple is located a short drive east of Pretoria, in Bronkhorstspruit. It’s the town’s one horse. It is, however, an outstanding horse. This piece of China in the middle of the veld is wholly bucket list-able. The temple’s intricate structure is soaked in culture and history; inspiring a sense of peace and awe in its visitors. It’s a struggle to accurately transcribe the experience – so I’ll leave it to the photos to sway you to visit.





I mean you could spend your whole day just staring at the entrance – dreamy.




Have I convinced you yet?




Go on, it’s like going to China for a day. Who wouldn’t?

Find it here:


27 Nan Hua Road
Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa.

4 Comment

  1. Helen says: Reply

    So beautiful! You’ve definitely convinced me to go 🙂

    1. daywithdanielle says: Reply

      Yay! Glad to hear it 😃x

  2. Nice pics!

    1. daywithdanielle says: Reply

      Thank you so much! Hopefully I’ll be as adventurous as you and make my way to actual China one day x

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