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Unique and beautiful

Established in 1903 the temple and furnishings are all authentic. It sits on the site of a chinese... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon S
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Ballarat, Australia
Chinese community in the Tablelands

It was great to see how enthusiastic the volunteer explained the history of the Chinese people who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SwissCity
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Established in 1903 the temple and furnishings are all authentic. It sits on the site of a chinese village that was abandoned in the 1950's. The temple is the last remaining building in beautifully kept grounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to see how enthusiastic the volunteer explained the history of the Chinese people who came to Australia to make their fortune ... A pity that not much more houses are left of that period. It was a nice stop that did not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SwissCity
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Unfortunately I was there on a day that the temple itself was closed, but the interpretive signs around the grounds provided information on the Chinese community in the early days of Atherton. I was disappointed not to have been able to see inside the temple,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liz H
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Worth taking time to learn the true history of the tablelands. Who would know without the dedication of the Chinese people building a village in far north Qld.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joan C
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The museum was great but the guided tour of the temple was even better. The guide had amazing knowledge and passion. Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joseph15
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

An absolutely amazing place, the temple is 115 years old, I recommend the guided tour of the temple. The museum was amazing as well, you can take your time, & have a good look around. 👍

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We did not know this temple existed until we stopped at Atherton Big 4 Holiday Park. It was just a couple of hundred metres away. Although devastated by Cyclone Yasi, locals have worked tirelessly to try and restore it. The temple is interesting in that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neree L
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We visited the display room where there was a lot of North Queensland gold mining and Atherton China Town history story boards. We were then taken out to the temple by a tour guide who relayed a lot of very interesting information about the local...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Who would have thought, a real life Chinese temple in the Tablelands!! Having been to China a fair few times, I was just amazed to see this real Chinese Temple in Atherton, Tablelands. This is a must to see if you are in the area.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank MikeyBirminghamUK
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Came across this location and tour by accident....what a GREAT surprise to find. Sooooo well worth the drive to Atherton. Neil was an excellent tour guide. So much information and the Chinese’s Temple is fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2017
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