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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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  • This was of great interest to me, my 3Great Grand-father having been employed by the Protector of Chinese at both the Bendigo and Ballarrat Goldfields. Although a practising Christian I could see and ...  read more »
  • Beautiful chinese gardens. If you visit the museum don't miss out on visiting the temple. A very quite relaxing place in a busy city 
  • Was taken there by friends who live local......I enjoyed the visit very much and the guy running the establishment gives a great explanation and a though history of the Chinese experience in Bendigo.....  read more »
  • The temple curator is really knowledgeable and friendly, a real delight and a fascinating visit to understand part of Bendigo's history.
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