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Bendigo Joss House Temple, Bendigo
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At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship which was constructed in the 1860s, you can discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold.



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.

The Bendigo Joss House Temple is located at the northern terminus of the Vintage 'Talking' Tram Tour. Free parking is also available.
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TripAdvisor
  • Definitely worth a visit to get a sense of an important part of Bendigo's past. A wealth of local information is available too...just ask ! 
  • Very historic temple with a very well informed volunteer guide. This was a second visit because we were with friends but still we found it most interesting. 
  • Heard about Joss House Temple it is the oldest Chinese place of worship on its original site in Australia. We decided to see it for our selves and found it very interesting and moving. So much history...  more »
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  • The temple curator is really knowledgeable and friendly, a real delight and a fascinating visit to understand part of Bendigo's history.