Chinese Cemetery, Victoria

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#15 of 18 in Historic Sites in Victoria
Learn about Chinese burial traditions at Chinese Cemetery, a National Historic Site. A central part of the local Chinese community since 1903, the cemetery overlooks Haring Point's rocky shoreline--a fortuitous location for its harmonious feng shui design. Although there haven't been any burials here since the 1950s, relatives still bring food and paper money, and burn incense at the ceremonial tower. Using our world travel planner, Victoria attractions like Chinese Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The most remarkable thing about this cemetery is the evidence that Victoria has been the home of Chinese immigrants since Victoria's infancy. Until the recent flood of Chinese into North American coun...  more »
  • I was here late in the afternoon, early evening. The light from the rapidly descending sun left many wonderful colors. Not to mention the seaside and elements. It honestly isn't much. Although much be...  more »
  • As stated, it's a beautiful location right on the ocean. It's far smaller than Ross Bay, and all trees have been removed to prevent obstructing the view of the row of homes that views the ocean past t...  more »
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  • Peaceful and remote place. I was riding a bike and accidentally paid a visit.
  • Scenic cemetery. Beautiful location. Ground not well maintained.
  • I love it here. Beautiful place to watch the sunset and learn some history. And a place to pay respects while all of this is happening.
  • Beautiful but small park and cemetery. Sometimes there's a lone man playing the bagpipes and it makes my day. Quiet and serene
  • Place seems to have a lot of energy. Well worth the stop.

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