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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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So interesting, travelled via talking tram, so we had one hour, before tram was back. Very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
manleyhelen9
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Melbourne, Australia
A working temple worthy of respect.

This small temple lies at the northern (?) extremity of the Bendigo "Talking Tram" line and is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DADD23
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Finn Street | Emu Point, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So interesting, travelled via talking tram, so we had one hour, before tram was back. Very good tour guide, an interesting History on the beginnings, and customs.

Thank manleyhelen9
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small temple lies at the northern (?) extremity of the Bendigo "Talking Tram" line and is worth a visit. The guide on duty during our visit was informative (almost too much so) and although the space is comparatively tiny, one can get a sense...More

Thank DADD23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a look when in Bendigo. It's on the tourist tram route and costs just a few dollars to enter ($6 per adult), and takes only around 30 minutes to an hour to view. If you are driving, there is plenty of...More

Thank WoodyandJeanie
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited this attraction as it was part of our group attraction ticket, thankfully the ticket gained us a reduced entry price of $3 each, You'd be disappointed to pay any more than that, although If the ticket entry goes to ward maintaining this very...More

Thank Chainsawversustree
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Small attraction with an operating temple provides much insight to Chinese religions from goldfields-era to today. Informative staff with much information and help.

Thank LC1950
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Love that the staff are so passionate and informative. Living history here in Bendigo as local Chinese still use this site for worship. Highly recommend a visit to honour local Chinese culture.

Thank Bendigo2
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 22 June 2017

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

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 14 June 2017 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 9 June 2017

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
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