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Bok Kai Temple

Marysville, CA
530-301-3834
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Marysville
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Bok Kai Temple is in Marysville is about sixty miles north of Sacramento. The Bok Kai Temple is on the corner of first and D streets, near the levee... more »
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English first
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204 reviews 204 reviews
75 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The inside is impressive and really you should take the time to arrange for a tour. We really learned a lot. The outside is sad and it really needs an infusion of tender loving care and lots of money. The levee right next to it does not help the visual impression on viewing it from the front. Very few left... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I only walked the outside, it appears they have let it return to nature. It was deserted. Also, the back is almost crammed up against a dike, which makes it feel claustrophobic. Also, it's at the end of the main drag in Marysville- but 50% or more of downtown is closed up and boarded, so there's no reason to go... More

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Yuba City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The temple is only open during the Bok Kai Festival, so be sure to go when you can. It is very small and being restored as funds become available, so it's not like Chinese temples you may have seen elsewhere. Bok Kai is the goddess of sailors & rules water, which is why it was built a stone's throw from... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Last weekend my brother John and I went to our former hometown of Marysville for his high school reunion. We visited the Bok Kai Temple that was built in the 1880's near the base of the D Street levee that prtected Marysville from floods of the Yuba River. Built in honor of the river god Bok Kai, the present temple... More

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Marysville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

its a cute little place and the people are super nice! we went long before the date I had to put but I still wanted to give it a review!

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Yuba City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

There aren't many Chinese temples left in Ca., so take the yearly opportunity to tour this when tours are given in the spring.

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Marysville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Great place to visit when it's open to the public -this is during the annual Bok Kai festival and parade in February of each year. This festival has been ongoing for 132 years!

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Walnut, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

What a traditional Chinese temple! Everything was old and smokey and shaky which means originality to me! Because of the Bok Kai Festival this weekend, a lot of Vietnamese Chinese were visiting, bearing roast pigs to offer to their gods. It is an active house of workship for many.

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