The Bahai Temple was built in Sydney in 1961 and opened for public worship in 1965. The temple was carved out of the local hardwood with a concrete dome placed on its top and can accommodate six hundred people. It is 38 metres high with a diameter of 20 metres and is set high on a natural bush land setting of 380,000 square metres in Ingleside that is visible from Sydney's northern beaches.
The initial design was approved by Charles Mason Remey and given to Sydney architect John Brogan for completion. Bahai, as a faith is 100 years old and it aims to unite people from all walks of life.
The gardens have native plants like waratahs, grevillea including caleyi, wattle, native pea, woody pear and three species of eucalypts. The visitor's centre, picnic area, caretaker's cottage, bookshop, hostel and the administrative offices of the Australian Bahai community are also situated within the premises. Usually referred to as the Mother Temple of Australia, the Bahai House of Worship was posed with the threats of bush fire in 2005-2006.
Hi has anyone been to Sydney? How is the place and i am planning to visit in the month of November. How will it be over there at that point of time? And i am planning of spending on spending 8 days over there is it sufficient?
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