Hou Wang Temple

The Hou Wang Temple was the social and religious heart of Atherton’s Chinese community.

Constructed in 1903, the Temple is now the only remaining timber and iron Chinese temple in Australia, of typical Queensland construction materials used in a unique manner. It is highly significant as a rare example of a temple in overseas Chinese settlements and possibly the only temple dedicated to Hou Wang outside China.

The Hou Wang Temple was constructed at Cedar Camp by its Chinese residents, themselves major contributors to agriculture and trade on the Tablelands. 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.

Event dates

Event Details

86 Herberton Road, Atherton, Queensland

Tuesday to Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Entry fees:
Adults $10, Children $$ 5.00, Concession $7.5, Family $$ 25.00, Members $$ 0.00
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:

Related events

default image 2

Nerriga, Old Wool and Sassafras


A two hour journey through the history of the south coast hinterland, led by historian Robert Sneddon.

See more

Wiseman’s Colonial Weekend

Wisemans Ferry,nsw

Step back in time to the 19th Century at the Wisemans Colonial Weekend. Supported by the multi-award winning Convict Footprints, the Wisemans Colonial

See more

Appian Way Burwood Walking Tour


A walking tour of the Appian Way & part of Burwood Road, starting & finishing at Woodstock Community Centre, followed by afternoon tea at Woodstock

See more

Events nearby

Irvinebank Heritage Festival


Visit our heritage buildings and hear the stories of the men and women who once lived and worked there through guided walking tours. Tours include

See more

Walking Tours of Sandgate Cemetery – “Gone but not Forgotten”


Each walking tour will take approximately one hour through the Anglican and Catholic sections, giving a narrative on selected graves. Tours will depart half

See more

Voices of Douglas


A special display in the Douglas Shire Council's foyer illustrating the many different countries that residents have immigrated from.

See more

Interactions on the Endeavour River Cooktown


Housed in a stunning nineteenth century former convent, the James Cook Museum in Cooktown is one of Queensland’s best museums, showcasing the fascinating

See more