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Bendigo Joss House Temple, Bendigo

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Religious Site
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 bendigio attraction is at the tram termis at the northern end of the tram way. i personally found it an anti climax an was keen to see the next tram back to the bendigo cbd. the host at the Joss ...  more »
  • Excellent guide at front desk, he was very informative about history of Joss House told many stories of past & present. Also explained how the temples work. It is a little out of central Bendigo,we to...  more »
  • From a few years after gold was discovered in 1851 to the present day, the Chinese community has been part of the proud history of Bendigo. Here at the Bendigo Joss House Temple you will learn about C...  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.