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Chinese Temple

An absolutely amazing place, the temple is 115 years old, I recommend the guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Bowen, Australia
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We did not know this temple existed until we stopped at Atherton Big 4 Holiday Park. It was just a... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Neree L
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86 Herberton Rd | Atherton Chinatown, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
+61 7 4091 6945
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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. 👍

1  Thank Tradie69
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

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

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 2 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.

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.

Thank Topbabe
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A very interesting trip into history at the Hou Wang Chinese Temple. The photographic display was very detailed as well. I would recommend a visit to see how inventive and what amazing workers the Chinese immigrants were.

Thank deedledum
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was the highlight of our visit to Atherton and should not be missed. The two ladies at the site were very helpful and informative, with one explaining the exhibits in the museum before leaving us to read and learn about the history of the...More

Thank Mary23Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I recently visited the museum with a small group. After spending time in the interpretive museum, which provides a comprehensive history of Chinese migrant life, their hardships and successes in North Queensland, we had a tour of the temple and grounds. The Hou Wang Temple...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It was nearly 1pm and the museum closes at 1pm. The lady was very kind to let me have a quick look through the museum as she was about to close. I bought some Chinese Zodiac trinkets and a DVD about the Temple and left....More

Thank Phun88
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The entire site, and the highly informed commentary, is a reminder of the Chinese past of the region, but the highlight for me was the utter beauty of the temple building which was constructed of timber and corrugated iron. It was built with the cheapest...More

Thank ruthxb
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