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Bendigo Joss House Temple

Closed Now: 11:00 - 15:00
Open today: 11:00 - 15:00
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Unique place to visit

Quite small but the shrines were amazing. The guide was also very friendly and gave lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia

We actually spent longer here than we thought we would, both workers were very passionate and very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple, a Chinese place of worship which was constructed in the 1860s, you will discover more about Chinese beliefs and the story of the Chinese who came to Bendigo in search of gold. During your visit the...more
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Finn Street | Emu Point, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5443 8255
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite small but the shrines were amazing. The guide was also very friendly and gave lots of information about the place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 353lewis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We actually spent longer here than we thought we would, both workers were very passionate and very friendly, learnt a lot, very interesting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 29Kathie
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is one of the only operating joss houses in Australia if not the only one. HIdden away in the backstreets of Bendigo if you have the chance go and visit. The curator of the joss house is very knowledgeable and can give you give...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leemcivor
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This is at the end of the tram line so easy to get to. A very good guide gave a good talk about its history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

What a great place and the caretaker was so knowledgeable. A great way to spend a some time. Well worth doing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Georges R
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Just arrived, just wandering to get our bearings, and there it was, open and trusting and welcoming, Kuan Yin in all her glory, incense burning, fruit laid out, a ceiling crowded with paper cranes ... And the handsome sanctuary of a walled garden with paintings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SalineSS
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Small but fascinating place of worship. The volunteers were very enthusiastic and very proud of their shrine and had great stories to tell about the place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jwheatley2017
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I found the Joss House to be an amazing place. A lot of interesting history and a very moving experience. We got a real sense of the spirituality of this place of worship. Don't go expecting anything flash but it is a significant part of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This could have been a wonderful attraction, but the place is so poorly maintained and the staff all look bored and uninterested.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 11 July 2018

A really interesting spot with very knowledgeable guides. Historical and yet still in use it's a lovely spot to explore and accessible by tram

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MrsSmiffy2015
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