Journey to the West

30 12 2016

The Heavenly Queen temple in Footscray , with its golden statue of the Chinese goddess Mazu looking out over the Maribynong River, is the most ostentatious of Melbourne’s Chinese temples, a collection which also includes – perhaps surprisingly – the oldest Chinese temple in the Western World, the See Yup Joss house in South Melbourne. Still there today, it is housed in a custom-built Victorian mansion erected in 1866.

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More centrally located is the Fo Guang Shan centre on Queen Street, containing a meditation room, vegetarian restaurant and Buddhist art gallery in a beautiful old building.

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30 12 2016
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