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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macau

#3 of 81 in Historic Sites in Macau
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Standing for more than 500 years, A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ranks among the oldest and most significant Taoist temples in Macau. The well-preserved structure, with its tasteful decorations and crowds of devoted worshippers, was built in 1488 to honor Matsu, the goddess of fishermen and seafarers. Composed of six main parts, including a gate pavilion, a memorial arch, and multiple halls, the complex has featured in ancient Chinese texts as well as paintings depicting Macau. The temple smells very strongly of incense, a pleasant aroma for most visitors, but one that can become overpowering for some. See A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) and all Macau has to offer by arranging your trip with our Macau trip itinerary planning website.
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  • The Temple was excellent last year. We had got here early in the morning and it had been an oasis of Zen calm. It was very soothing and spiritual for my frazzled nerves at the time. Time to light...  more »
  • The A-Ma Temple was built in 1488 to honor the goddess Mazu, the Chinese goddess of the sea who keeps the fishermen safe. It is believed that the name of the city derived from a mispronunciation of...  more »
  • Interesting small temple of great historical significance.
  • A Buddhist Temple in Macau dedicated to Sea Goddess Mazu. Probably Macau got its name from this temple . A Miniature Sheet with one stamp was issued on 29 April 1997 on this temple.

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