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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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) reviews
While gambling may be a relatively recent symbol of Macau, A-Ma Temple has long been the de facto landmark of the former Portuguese colony. This small worshiping place has not only witnessed the...
While gambling may be a relatively recent symbol of Macau, A-Ma Temple has long been the de facto landmark of the former Portuguese colony. This small worshiping place has not only witnessed the... more »
Lots of small shrines amongst the rocks of the hillside. a lovely place to be peaceful and contemplative.
Lots of small shrines amongst the rocks of the hillside. a lovely place to be peaceful and contemplative. more »
Lovely Daoist temple in old Macau. It has multiple levels to it so theres some climbing. It predates the Portuguese colonial town, and is a great example of local Chinese/Cantonese style temples in Macau.
A well preserved temple to experience and learn more about Macau, the history, the local culture and art.
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