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Bendigo Joss House Temple

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The gentleman at the Joss House was full of knowledge and was able to give us information regarding... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
Mrschrizs
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Melbourne, Australia
Unique place to visit

Quite small but the shrines were amazing. The guide was also very friendly and gave lots of... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
353lewis
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago

The Dragons in the museum are interesting and impressive, but there is a lot more to this place than just the dragons. The coach made from Jade was amazing, and the history of the people was very interesting. Lovely grounds and a good place to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gayle B
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review - although I think you may have visited the Golden Dragon Museum.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends and I were treated to a tour today with tour guide Michael who often works here. He was so passionate and knowledgeable about the Temple and the cultural aspect. He was able to answer all our questions whether about the Chinese community, traditions, life...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank matron159
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lovely to hear you mention Michael. we will pass on the review to him.

Reviewed April 10, 2019

The gentleman at the Joss House was full of knowledge and was able to give us information regarding the culture of the house

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mrschrizs
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Thank you for the review.

Reviewed March 31, 2019

It was built for the Chinese miners and has a wonderful feeling of tranquility. Take the Tram ride and catch another one back to town. Well worth the journey.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Geoff H
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Thank you for the review. Great you used the tram to get to the Joss House.

Reviewed March 21, 2019

We jumped off the tram here and had a good look around the Joss House. It was a pleasant way to pass half an hour while waiting for the next tram to arrive. The caretaker was a very knowledgeable on the background and history of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TonyB2277
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Thank you for mentioning the caretaker - they play an important role in guiding people through the Joss House.

Reviewed March 3, 2019

it was ok , if there wasn't much else to do , but wouldn't be one of my favorite places. not much to seeMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 660jodiel
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thank you for the review - The Joss House is an original 149 year old Chinese Joss House dating back to our early gold rush heritage. It is well worth taking the time to read through the interpretative boards and also our volunteers do a...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Was welcomed and were filled in with the history of the Joss House and was able to see the altar and all the artefacts

Date of experience: November 2018
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mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Expectations were higher, apart from the temple and alters there was not much else. If doing Talking tram tours get off a 30 min serviceMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisherron
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thank you for the review - The Joss House is an original 149 year old Chinese Joss House dating back to our early gold rush heritage. It is well worth taking the time to read through the interpretative boards and also our volunteers do a...More

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

I found this attraction disappointing as the buildings were shabby looking and the altars cluttered. I would have liked more printed information on the significance of the items which were offered to the images as well as information about the rituals of worship.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank giselef71
mordi35, General Manager at Bendigo Joss House Temple, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

We appreciate your review - the buildings are heritage listed and celebrate its 150th as an active place of worship. If you can provide us with examples of how we can improve our interpretation we are happy to listen. Thanks you

Reviewed November 26, 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 January 17, 2019

Thank you for mentioning our dedicated staff.

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