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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 26 November 2018
353lewis
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Melbourne, Australia
WORTH THE VISIT

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

Reviewed 8 November 2018
29Kathie
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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
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

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
Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning our dedicated staff.

Reviewed 8 November 2018

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
Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning our staff that do a great job to engage in the building history.

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
Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for doing a review and yes it is a treasure.

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
Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review.

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
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Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and we are glad you fell in love with Bendigo.

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
Peter A, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for mentioning our staff.

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
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Quite surprised to see your review. If you provide more details on the day you visited I will investigate. Just so you are aware - we have recently upgraded a range of features of the Joss House, including conservation repairs that are part of the...More

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
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review.

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