Atherton Chinatown & Hou Wang Temple Listings

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Atherton Chinatown & Hou Wang Temple

Take a guided tour of the historic Hou Want Temple - the only remaining building of the original Chinatown. The temple is now the only original "timber & tin" temple built by the Chinese in Australia & New Zealand, if not S.E Asia. Additionally, it is the only one outside of China dedicated to the g...

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About Atherton Chinatown & Hou Wang Temple

The Hou Wang Temple was the social and religious heart of Atherton's Chinese community. Apart from the temple itself, there was also a community hall, kitchen and a pig oven. People gathered here to worship, celebrate festivals and discuss community issues.

Nowadays, it is the only remaining structure of the original town. It is highly significant as a rare example of temples in overseas Chinese settlements. This unique building houses elaborate carvings and has an intriguing past.

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