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Temple of Kwan Tai

45160 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-5123
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Interesting history

Well worth a visit. Lucky to have great grand daughter of initial Chinese residents telling the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
eksq
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Newport, Rhode Island
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If in Mendocino - please GO

We walked into the temple and the granddaughter of the founder was there to speak to us. WOW... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Douglas T
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New York City, New York
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Built in 1854, this is believed to be rural California's oldest Taoist temple.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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45160 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lucky to have great grand daughter of initial Chinese residents telling the family story. We went as part of the Mendocino walking tour.

Thank eksq
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We walked into the temple and the granddaughter of the founder was there to speak to us. WOW. This is a humble place, but her discussions of growing up in Mendocino and the history of the Chinese in the area, however brief, was terrific.

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Walking by the temple and was attracted by an individual sitting by the front door, so we climbed the 9 steps to the temple door and was filled with the history of this 100+ year old sanctuary.

Thank Bradley J
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this temple and we were so lucky to have as the docent the great granddaughter of one of the Chinese immigrants that came to Mendocino during the goldrush. She painted a vivid picture for us of the trials endured by...More

1  Thank elaineBSacramento_CA
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We went on a tour of Mendocino. One of the stops was Temple of Kwan Tai. There are a few steep steps to get to this temple. It is small. There was a docent there who gave an informational talk. We were told that the...More

1  Thank Vinturi
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We took the Mendocino Village walking tour (Kelley House Museum), and this was one of the stops. Very educational. Glad to have had the opportunity.

Thank AKcabingirlA
Reviewed 3 June 2015

From the outside, the temple looks larger than it really is. I was ready to enter into one open room with the alter at the end hence the word "temple", but to my surprise it was only the alter itself. Well-maintained, though, with fresh fruits...More

Thank bloomingTV
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We saw the Temple during the walking tour (purchased at Kelley House.) It wasn't open, but the walking tour gave a great overview and the windows allowed us to see inside.

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Not sure what rating to put as we didn't get a chance to go inside. We were there on both Sat and Sunday but the temple was closed. Looks like it only opened on the weekend for a very limited time. We were there around...More

Thank Gracie-Oreo
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This place is open once in a blue moon, but it's totally worth it! Just sitting inside and absorbing all the history and meaning behind this place is thoroughly wonderful.

1  Thank Mellvue A
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