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Bendigo Joss House Temple

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Address: Finn Street | Emu Point, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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+61 3 5443 8255
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of...

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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Here you will understand the great contribution from the Chinese

From a few years after gold was discovered in 1851 to the present day, the Chinese community has been part of the proud history of Bendigo. Here at the Bendigo Joss House Temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From a few years after gold was discovered in 1851 to the present day, the Chinese community has been part of the proud history of Bendigo. Here at the Bendigo Joss House Temple you will learn about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. The Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese... More 

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Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this as part of the tram trip. The guy at the counter was extremely knowledgeable, and we learnt heaps.

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Thank Mike G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Joss house is a well preserved relic of another era and evokes a real sense of wonder. Totally worth seeing.

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Logan City, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at theJoss house by tram. A short walk brings you to this Joss House.you are met by a very well informed guide. He is full of information. The joss house is fascinating, great alters..another must for Bendigo.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit - the guides are very enthusiastic about the temple, and we learnt a lot in our short trip there. The temple itself is beautiful, and there are various items for sale in the gift shop. There are also little signposts running up the path as you go towards the temple, telling you a... More 

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Ringwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here at the turnaround of our tram trip, and spent a fascinating time learning of the origins of the temple, the importance of the Chinese history here, and the strength of faith that remains today! It was so much better than we expected, due mostly to the enthusiasm and professionalism of the guide, a former Queenslander who had only... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were quite impressed with the authenticity and cultural details of the temple. In addition to the very helpful attendants, information sheets were provided to explain the background and history of the displays in each room. We appreciate that the temple has been maintained/restored so well in keeping with Chinese tradition and its respectful acceptance within a western society. A... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I attended the lantern festive and blessing of new Lions at the Joss House while it was interesting the space for the event was too small and poorly arranged with a potted pine tree spoilt the view and my ability to take great photos. they really need to rethink the space or sell tickets so it is not so crowded... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Interesting place but noticeably still a place of worship as well as tourist spot. The attendant that greeted us was a wealth of information and pleasant to chat with.

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Lawson, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stopped off on the tram ride without much enthusiasm but found this place very interesting. The building itself is fascinating but the guide was able to give us a load of information on the history of the temple and of the town of Bendigo. You do not have to take the tram to visit this temple but there is a... More 

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