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Bendigo Joss House Temple

Finn Street | Emu Point, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5443 8255
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Glad they kept this bit of Bendigo history

Sadly this is one of the few last historic buildings of Chinese significance in Australia so it was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aussie2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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A must to see

Fantastic place to bring the children. Staff very welcoming and so much history. Just lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
redvfr750
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Bendigo, Australia
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At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship which was constructed in the 1860s, you will discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. During your visit the dedicated guides at the temple will regale you with fascinating stories about the lives of Chinese migrants on the Bendigo goldfields back in the mid-1800s and explain some of the intriguing beliefs and rituals that were practiced at the temple during this time. Constructed using locally handmade bricks and painted red - symbolising happiness, strength and vitality - the Bendigo Joss House Temple is considered a significant and unique part of Bendigo's cultural history.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Finn Street | Emu Point, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sadly this is one of the few last historic buildings of Chinese significance in Australia so it was good to see. It doesn't take long however the tour guide on site gives a very informative speech about its history as well as on Chinese culture....More

Thank Aussie2012
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic place to bring the children. Staff very welcoming and so much history. Just lovely. Highly recommend

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well kept working temple, second oldest temple in the country... it was great to see the Chinese history got kept so well in Bendigo!

Thank DINGMelb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Provides an insight into Chinese culture. We were in a group so had an organised commentary which was essential to getting a full appreciation of the history and importance of this building. Easy to visit on the historic tram.

Thank DavidNAustralia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the sheer age of this temple is something to appreciate. The caretaker is very friendly and helpful.

Thank AnneMaree99
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was a very interesting experience. It is the oldest Chinese place of worship on its original site in Australia. The gentleman who was selling the tickets gave us a personal tour and talk. It is both culturally and historically informative and extremely interesting.

Thank 977
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was on the vintage tram tour, and delighted to visit this as part of one of the stops. Very interesting, though I was the only tourist visiting as late in the day, it was great to see it restored. The volunteer on the counter...More

Thank malbertster
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I was surprised at the knowledge of the chap giving the tour and i found it fascinating and it gave me a good understanding of the chinese and irish gold miners.

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We basically thought this to be just 3 red buildings from history-big mistake! A local volunteer explained the concept and traditions of the Chinese and the "Joss" house-what a faulous insight into Chinese traditions-so informative-totally fascinating!

Thank dunnsk60
Reviewed 10 April 2017

this bendigio attraction is at the tram termis at the northern end of the tram way. i personally found it an anti climax an was keen to see the next tram back to the bendigo cbd. the host at the Joss house was very good...More

Thank pete f
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