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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. Add A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) to your Macau travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Macau trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A nice ancient temple situated at Barra Square.It is quite and gives good vibes.One can spend a few minutes of peace and tranquility.But,the temple closes by 6 pm,so please take a note.Since one has t...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Museum of art's contemporary kin maritime (Navy Yard), located near Marco Mu seems very good. So many times up on TripAdvisor I found by chance, though, without well system is placed here because it could not register do. Market watch 30 minutes if so stop by and see my.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It was an OK temple, but after seeing many that were much nicer in China and Hong Kong, I can't recommend it. It did not present anything interesting, but if you are in Macau and don't have access to ...  more »
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  • May 11, 2017
    I found this place to be very rich in culture - and a lot of locals there (but I visited during one of their festival periods). Maintenance could be better - there is no information in English that could help you learn more about individual points within the temple.
  • June 15, 2017
    I thought this temple was very cool to walk around- quite different than all the Portuguese churches in the area.
  • March 26, 2017
    This is a great historic monument, though badly maintained. Easily accessible by local buses. Watch your pockets: some shady looking characters following people around.
  • March 24, 2017
    It's just like any other temple. But the peace and spiritual energy is amazing. Nice and friendly shopkeepers beside the temple campus.
  • April 27, 2017
    nice place for bless and relax. the place where you will fall in love with architecture.

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