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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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  • It is a Chinese style shrine that was derived from the name of Macau. I visited Macau on an optional tour of One Day Tourism in Hong Kong. There were several temples in a shrine made on a stone, so I was allowed to worship in a Japanese-style way of worship.
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  • It's a short distance from the city center, so I visited here for the first time. Each temple stood on a narrow site with a mountain hand in the back. When I went to worship through the arch in front of me, I felt that it was a Chinese temple, such as the procedure of worship. In addition, the picture of the boat was drawn on the megalith of the precinct.
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  • On the way back from the way back to take a picture of the sunrise on the shore of Lake Nishibay, I happened to pass by in front of the Kurekaku Pass, and the person in charge was preparing for the opening of the gate. The time is exactly 7 o'clock, and there is no one around the entrance, not to mention in the Temple of The Great Cabinet. I have been to the Temple many times, but i have always taken some pictures because it was always full of people and it was my first time to be unattended. After about 15 minutes, a group of tourists came by bus and left. The uninhabited Cabinet was not something that would be seen in the middle, and getting up early was exactly the virtue of Sanbun.
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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.
  • Temple is several hundred years old. Additional attraction is the marine museum beside it. Worth a visit too.
  • Very old temple and is a national heritage
  • Great. It's interesting.
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