Bok Kai Temple


Bok Kai Temple was first constructed in Marysville in the early 1850s (and rebuilt in 1880) by a significant population of Chinese immigrants who had fled the troubled Canton province in China. During a critical flooding period in Marysville, the temple was built with reverence towards Bok Eye, a Chinese god of water, who is the central deity of the Bok Kai. During times of high water, prayers are held to spare the City of Marysville, and—interestingly—Marysville hasn’t flooded since 1875. California’s oldest running parade is the Bok Kai parade which happens in Marysville each spring. Tours of the temple are available only by special arrangement.


Bok Kai Temple
330 1st St.
Marysville, CA 95901