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Bendigo Joss House Temple, Bendigo
(4.1/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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
  • Dad was in having treatment done in hospital so i took the nephew and niece through here and we all enjoyed it 
  • The Bendigo Joss Temple is an introduction to the culture of the Chinese people who settled at Bending with the dreams of finding gold. Fascinating introduction into the mysticism of a different cultu...  more »
  • We spent about an hour in this temple - each room was full of history and interesting stories. The staff were awesome and so passionate about the place it rubbed off on us! A great view into the Chine...  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.