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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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  • One of the first places the Portuguese have seen when they arrived in 14/15 century to Macau was the A-ma temple ... still there today - still functioning as a spiritual beacon in Macau. So here are m...  more »
  • Worship the tutelary god of the sea, but later I found out the place, lots of people would pray. Rock has been made, so that swooped and climbed some shrine? There. "Tao", "Buddha" was written.
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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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