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Bendigo Joss House Temple

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Bendigo Joss House Temple

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Finn Street Emu Point, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia
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Christine651 wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions38 helpful votes
Very interesting but can be viewed in a short time so be aware of this if travelling there by the on-off tram which only comes by every 30 minutes or so
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Ione B wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions23 helpful votes
Greeted firstly by a pondful of hungry fish, with a bowl of food on the edge to keep them happy. Once inside we were greeted by a very knowledgable and friendly volunteer who was able to give the history of the Joss House. Self guided tour with information sheet. Great that this Joss House was able to be kept for all to see.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from BendigoHeritage, Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thanks for taking the time to visit and share your kind review, we really appreciate it!
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Trippersnapper wrote a review Jan 2021
129 contributions19 helpful votes
If this place is of religious significance to you, then by all means, go ahead. If it's not, then read the reviews ahead of time and decide if this is something you'd like. Mentioning this because I didn't read the reviews and ended up being disappointed. Very small area with different places to worship. Was personally not very interesting, even with the writeups. Two stars for 01) this place is 150 years old (and the ticket goes to the upkeep) and 02) the lovely Manager who was friendly and informative. Go to the Golden Dragon Museum instead, it has the history of the Chinese settlement in Bendigo as well as....Dragons!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from BendigoHeritage, Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thanks for sharing your review. We appreciate your feedback and are disappointed to see that your experience didn't meet expectations. Perhaps a future visit to our Lantern Festival might be of interest, with fantastic performances by the Bendigo Chinese Association's Lion Teams and Plum Blossom Dancers.
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Jeffry b wrote a review Jan 2021
Essendon, Australia7,007 contributions2,213 helpful votes
Chinese gold miners began arriving in Bendigo in the 1850s, during the Great Australian Goldrush. The Joss House was built in 1871, it functioned as a house of worship and community center. The main temple is dedicated to Guan-Di, who is the god of war and business. He is also regarded as a wise judge and peacemaker. The Joss House is extremely rare, it is built in traditional Chinese style, of local materials. Red is the favored color in China, it is considered to be auspicious.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from BendigoHeritage, Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thanks for sharing your comprehensive review, hope to see you again soon.
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Oldjack wrote a review Nov 2020
Greater Melbourne, Australia22,226 contributions2,547 helpful votes
It was closed but you can see what is there and get a feel for what transpired way back with the large Chinese community in Bendigo. As a akid I visited ech easter for the Easter festival and th dragon parade.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from BendigoHeritage, Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Thanks for sharing your feedback. The Bendigo Joss House Temple was temporarily closed due to COVID-19 regulations. Hopefully you will be able to visit again when we're able to open.
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