Chinese burning towers

Chinese Burning Towers

Address: Cemetery Road, Beechworth, Victoria 3747

Phone: 03 5728 8061  


During the 1850's gold rush many Chinese nationals converged on Beechworth looking for riches. As the population grew so did the needs for specialised services to cater for their cultural needs. A section of the Beechworth Cemetery was allocated for burial with the burning towers being built in 1857. Mourners used the towers to burn offerings of paper prayers, pork and gifts for the afterlife.

Located in the original Beechworth Cemetery. The towers are located inside the main gates, in the northern section of the cemetery.

Please be respectful and mindful not to enter whilst a funeral is in progress.

Content: Indigo Shire Council


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