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Atherton Chinatown

Did you know...
Did you know that the Hou Wang temple at the previous site of Atherton Chinatown is 106 years old? It is the only remaining timber temple in Australia and New Zealand and possibly South East Asia and North America.

The Clapperless Bell

This bell was imported from Guandong province, China, where it was forged in 1895. Before restoration it was found lying out in a paddock exposed to the elements.

Left: Altar of Hou Wang temple
Copyright: The National Trust of QLD
Photographer Peter Brown

Did you know...
Did you know that Atherton Chinatown will be the site for Atherton Rotary Club's 'Tastes of the Tablelands' event on October 18th this year?

'Ding' (Urn)

This 'Ding' was manufactured in the same foundry as the Clapperless Bell. It was, some time ago, given to a local doctor to pay for his services, but it has since been returned to the Hou Wang Temple.

Left: Panel display inside the Interpretive Museum.
Copyright: The National Trust of QLD
Photographer Peter Brown

Did you know...
Did you know the Interpretive Museum for the Atherton Chinatown is housed in the old Atherton Post Office building which is over 100 years old?

Altar Supports

The Altar Supports are the latest re-installments in the temple. The four figurines are beautifully carved from Camphor wood. They complement the other finely carved pieces in the temple.

Left: The Old Post Office housing the Interpretive Museum, Gallery and Gift Store.
Copyright: The National Trust of QLD
Photographer Peter Brown

Contact Details

Atherton Chinatown
Address: 86 Herberton Road,
Atherton, Qld
Phone: (07) 40916945
Email: info@houwang.org.au