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

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A Hidden Historical Gem

This is an amazing piece of history that I bet many people do not stop to notice. It is a very week preserved and maintained Toaist temple built by the Chinese community that once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an amazing piece of history that I bet many people do not stop to notice. It is a very week preserved and maintained Toaist temple built by the Chinese community that once flourished in this area. The gentleman who gave us a tour was extremely well versed in every detail of the history of this church, the Chinese... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was stuck on my own for a day in Weaverville. Thought what the heck I will give a look. It's got some good history. And the tour (only Thurs, Fri, and Sat) was $4.00 and full of information. It's a beautiful place. Clean, has large trees just a nice place. You can spend any amount of time here. On... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Address: Weaverville, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Weaverville

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