baha’i temple

I’ll let you into a little secret- I’m a sucker for a dome. And great big, white 9 sided buildings plonked down in the middle of Australian suburban bushland.

I also have a strange fascination with photographing really cool looking places of worship- even though it’s not something that I actively do myself, worship, that is…although I have been known to do the lighting incense thing in temples in Hong Kong.

So when Baha’i Temple was randomly drawn from of my Sydney Staycation bucket, I figured I wouldn’t be disappointed.

Sydneys’ Baha’i Temple is one of just 7 such temples in the world.  The 9 sides apparently signify the unity of the worlds religions. I like that.

Anyways, the details:

The temple is open to the public each day, and is located in bushland in Ingleside- above the Northern Beaches. Just head up Mona Vale Rd towards the beaches and you can’t miss it.

There’s no takeaway or anything out there, but plenty of room for a picnic in the bush. And, at this time of the year, the bush is gorgeous- the wattle is in full bloom.

detail on the doors
the dome
wattle in bloom