Temple of Kwan Tai. Drone shot by John Nelson.
Dedicated to the Chinese god of war – a Taoist symbol of integrity and loyalty, the Temple of Kwan Tai offers living evidence of Mendocino’s 19th Century Chinese community. It was constructed in 1852.
Four generations of its founders’ descendants have preserved this original Taoist temple, a site now recognized as California Registered Historic Landmark No. 927.
The Temple of Kwan Tai was restored and rededicated in October 2001 through the efforts of the Hee Family, the Temple Trustees, Mendocino youth involved in the North Coast Rural Challenge Network, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Coastal Resources Agency. Its mission is to teach and celebrate community and diversity.
Hours: May-end October: Saturdays 12-3 PM and Sundays 11-2 PM or by appointment
Admission: Free docent tours
Contact: email@example.com or call (707)-937-5123 or (707)-964-8271.
Submitted by: Denise Lee