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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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  • Were places such as Kompira-San and a description. A lot of decorations, such as make a wish on behalf of EMA red lanterns were hanging. Be careful walking from Sri, or like the homeless people and bags before and received. One respiratory problem because it is filled with the smoke of the incense note is required.
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  • Excellent experience visiting a temple from a different religion and observing the way the pay tribute to their religion. Very nice and humble place. Worth a visit  more »
  • The climb up the stairs in front the main building to the right and another God is enshrined. It is recommended that you go up stairs is a bit steep but if you have time.
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  • In the Legends, A-Ma temple protected the safety of the fisherman. This is a place for chinese worship.The most unique is the incense burns. Chinese offers these incense spirals and hang them inside the temple.
  • Known to locals/drivers as "Ma Zhu" temple instead of "Ah Ma". "Ah Ma" will bring you the newer temple atop the mountains. Be sure to locate the right one. A historical stone among the growing community. It needs more attention if not, it will drop out of the "to visit" list. Although rich in history, it will be a hard to understand place compared to the mainland sites.
  • A lot of people there, need to paid for very temple visit. Very commercial place for a very well know temple
  • Visit the place in the evening seem better. Not too crowded
  • Great historic monument I’d say but of course, modernised in their certain way. With propaganda messages and all flying around. Overall, you can imagine what it was like to have the sea literally by its doorstep.

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