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“Fascinating Piece of Local History”
Review of Bok Kai Temple

Bok Kai Temple
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This was a fascinating piece of local history. Our favorite visit was during the Bok Kai festival when we were able to go inside. Otherwise, it is simply a nice photo op. I would recommend trying to visit when it's open.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

A must see. It's a piece of local history and very interesting. I'd recommend you stop over and walk around.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

If you are in the Marysville area on a Saturday afternoon, be sure to stop by and check if the temple is open. It is a not to be missed piece of the History of California. The couple, who keep it open are more than happy to share the history of the temple, and explain the Taoist Gods, and the religious practices of Taoism.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The inside is impressive and really you should take the time to arrange for a tour. We really learned a lot. The outside is sad and it really needs an infusion of tender loving care and lots of money. The levee right next to it does not help the visual impression on viewing it from the front. Very few left in CA so experience it for yourself.

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I only walked the outside, it appears they have let it return to nature. It was deserted. Also, the back is almost crammed up against a dike, which makes it feel claustrophobic. Also, it's at the end of the main drag in Marysville- but 50% or more of downtown is closed up and boarded, so there's no reason to go there, seriously. It's clear that the Wal-Mart a mile away caused most of the town to close up shop. A sad place. Other than that, a sign said that private tours of the temple can be arranged, but the area depressed me.

Date of experience: November 2013
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