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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macau

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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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • One of the most exiting places to visit in Macao for having a serenity.
  • Built in 1488 is supposed to be the oldest building in the country. It has six wings, and the architectural design of each part is simply stunning. The entrance to the temple is guarded by majestic stone lions and a winding path follows as you enter the gates. Recommended duration 20 mins

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