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Address: Weaverville, CA
Description: A preserved 1874 Taoist temple.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

The firecrackers started the celebration in rousing fashion. This was followed by the Lion Dance - large and small. The celebration was enjoyed by a number of spectators on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The firecrackers started the celebration in rousing fashion. This was followed by the Lion Dance - large and small. The celebration was enjoyed by a number of spectators on a beautiful, crisp sunny day. What a treat it was to enter the temple - the oldest in the state of California. Would recommend stopping and enjoying this bit of history... More 

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Calif
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

excellent tour well worth it, nice area to stop and eat a lunch good history lesson about the area. Be aware that during the summer it gets very hot here and bring some water

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The triple digit heat was really the only dislike although we would not recommend eating at the Red Dragon.

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Rare and ancient Taoist temple in the middle of gold country. The wooden temple was carved in China and shipped to California. Our guide, Jack Frost was quite knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Fallbrook, California
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wonderful tour guide, Jack Frost. We enjoyed the history, beauty and preservation of this site. Worth a visit ($4 entry) when in the area!

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Roseville, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have been meaning to get to this gem for a long time. My wife is Chinese American. We finally got a chance with a weekend with friends in Weed, California; so we did a detour through Weaverville. The California State Parks system has a very skeletal crew at this location, but the docent, Jack Frost (no, not kidding) is... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took the last tour of the day. Jack, our volunteer docent", was friendly and very informative about the Chinese history in the area. The temple was rustic and authentic. A very nice park as well.

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California, USA
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31 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The historic Taoist Temple is right in middle of Weaverville. The temple's history and the story of its restoration are well told.

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was great to visit the Joss House, although the park was closedn. We were able to walk around the grounds and the house, but the temple and the museum were closed as they are only open 4 days a week, my only complaint about the park. It was great to see a religious center preserved and I hope that... More 

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Really northern California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This gold-rush temple was built by Chinese miners, and has served continuously ever since. It contains many precious artifacts and items of beauty and interest to anyone interested in the Old West, Asian history, or unique California treasures. It is now operated by the California State Parks, with enjoyable docent-led tours several days a week. A few times a year... More 

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