Museums

Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum

  • Address

    86 Herberton Road
    Atherton
    Queensland 4883, Australia

Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum

Atherton Chinatown is the Award-winning site of the unique Hou Wang Temple and interpretive museum. Located just over a scenic hours drive south west of Cairns, the National Trust of Queensland property ensures visitors of a fascinating insight into part of North Queensland’s history and heritage. The site was chosen by the Chinese settlers during the 1800s. The temple is the only one of its type remaining and the only temple dedicated to Hou Wang outside of China still existing. It has an ornate interior with original wood carvings that can be seen during the guided tour of the property.

Allow time to browse through the interpretive museum with its interactive displays and ‘world-first’ artefact scanner. The giftshop has a good array of Feng-Shui symbols and souvenirs.

Location

Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum

86 Herberton Road
Atherton
Queensland 4883, Australia

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Facilities

  • Coach parking

  • Picnic area

  • Interpretive centre

  • Interactive centre

  • Free

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