- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
Interested in Asian history? This old home showcases religious artifacts brought here by Chinese plantation workers and their mail-order brides.
- The Chinese, who first arrived in Maui in 1788, worked on the island's plantations and as laborers building tunnels in the West Maui Mountains. This temple, which was built in 1912 and restored in 1984, was originally a meeting hall of the ancient Chee Kung Tong society. Now it is a museum of Chinese-Hawaiian history and culture. Exhibits include hundreds of artifacts, antiques, a shrine room and a cookhouse. Guests can view films of Hawaii made by Thomas Edison in the early 1900s. There is no charge to enter, but donations are gladly accepted.
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