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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. Work out when and for how long to visit A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) and other Macau attractions using our handy Macau trip itinerary planning website .
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  • In the 1500's a Portuguese explorers found themselves off the China coast and asked local fishermen where they were. The response was Ah Mah Gao.the bay of the goddess Ah Mah. By Christian standards t...  more »
  • They say the smokier the Temple, the holier it is - the smoke from the incense at this Temple was on another scale. The large coils of incense burn for one week. This Temple honours the seafarers. Wor...  more »
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  • 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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