Bendigo Joss House Temple, Bendigo

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Greeted firstly by a pondful of hungry fish, with a bowl of food on the edge to keep them happy. Once inside we were greeted by a very knowledgable and friendly volunteer who was able to give the...  more »
  • If this place is of religious significance to you, then by all means, go ahead. If it's not, then read the reviews ahead of time and decide if this is something you'd like. Mentioning this because I.....  more »
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  • Was so beautiful, interesting to experience a different cultures prayer house. Loved the lucky and rabbit lolly. Pretty and fat fish in the pond.
  • 1. Using other people's culture to make money?? Should be free entry 2. Boring

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