Oldest Chinese Temple in the U.S.
125 Waverly St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tucked away in an alley in the heart of San Francisco's China Town lies the oldest Chinese temple in the United States. Established in 1825, Tin How Temple was built by one of the first Chinese immigrants in San Francisco and is dedicated to the goddess of the sea. In order to visit the temple, you must climb three flights of narrow and steep stairs where the interior reveals a small room adorned with a sea of red and gold lanterns hanging from the detailed wood-carved ceiling, the thick smell of incense burning, and an altar that is piled with offerings and gifts in front of the statue of Tin How.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 1 California
Best Modes of Transportation: Walking
Parking Availability: No
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