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Address: Marysville, CA
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+1 530-301-3834
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Sat 12:00 - 16:00

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Nice grounds

Nice excursion. Grounds are really pleasant. Plenty of 'on' street parking. Nice restaurants almost next store so you can park, tour, and lunch all within steps of each... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

So much of Marysville history is here, from back in the gold rush days when the town was made prosperous. Artifacts from ancient times are shown here. Marysville has a Bok Kai parade every year to honor the heritage of the Chinese temple. Much is owed to those who came before us

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice excursion. Grounds are really pleasant. Plenty of 'on' street parking. Nice restaurants almost next store so you can park, tour, and lunch all within steps of each destination.

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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had the opportunity to visit the Bok Kai Temple in Marysville, CA recently as was astonished that is temple is still a functional temple, operating for generations since the 1800s. We must admit, it looked a by creepy at first, but talking to observing people who come to the temple on a regular insight gave us a better perspective... More 

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Olivehurst, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was a fascinating piece of local history. Our favorite visit was during the Bok Kai festival when we were able to go inside. Otherwise, it is simply a nice photo op. I would recommend trying to visit when it's open.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

A must see. It's a piece of local history and very interesting. I'd recommend you stop over and walk around.

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Reviewed 25 May 2015

If you are in the Marysville area on a Saturday afternoon, be sure to stop by and check if the temple is open. It is a not to be missed piece of the History of California. The couple, who keep it open are more than happy to share the history of the temple, and explain the Taoist Gods, and the... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

The inside is impressive and really you should take the time to arrange for a tour. We really learned a lot. The outside is sad and it really needs an infusion of tender loving care and lots of money. The levee right next to it does not help the visual impression on viewing it from the front. Very few left... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I only walked the outside, it appears they have let it return to nature. It was deserted. Also, the back is almost crammed up against a dike, which makes it feel claustrophobic. Also, it's at the end of the main drag in Marysville- but 50% or more of downtown is closed up and boarded, so there's no reason to go... More 

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Yuba City, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The temple is only open during the Bok Kai Festival, so be sure to go when you can. It is very small and being restored as funds become available, so it's not like Chinese temples you may have seen elsewhere. Bok Kai is the goddess of sailors & rules water, which is why it was built a stone's throw from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Last weekend my brother John and I went to our former hometown of Marysville for his high school reunion. We visited the Bok Kai Temple that was built in the 1880's near the base of the D Street levee that prtected Marysville from floods of the Yuba River. Built in honor of the river god Bok Kai, the present temple... More 

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