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 1870s, 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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  • There are lots of artefacts to view in the Joss House which is an operating temple but all is open to all religions to see and wonder about.  more »
  • $6 per adult entry for a tiny 2 room temple. If worshipping it is free. Authentic temple but for the price it is not worth it. The carpark is bigger than the temple. Walk into the entry which is a nic...  more »
  • We had visited on previous occasions, but with some Sydney friends in tow, we made another visit. As with many of the other tourist attractions in Bendigo, the Joss House has a number of knowledgeable...  more »
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  • A spiritual and historical site, being the 2nd oldest Chinese temple still in existence. Don't expect grandiosity. What it lacks in size is more than made up in spirituality. It is said that many prayers based here are granted...
  • Beautiful peice of history explaining some of the chinese culture in early bendigo
  • Small, but with many chinese culture things to discover
  • Probably the best guide I've ever come across. Very knowledgeably & friendly. Well worth a visit if nearby.
  • Really recommend a visit to this small, beautifully maintained place of Chinese worship since the 1860's. Excellent knowledgeable guide (thanks Mikelle). Take the Talking Tram from Bendigo city (brief and enjoyable ride) to gain a better understanding of early and current Chinese life and culture. Bob. 1 March 2017.

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