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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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  • The goddess of the sea devoted Taoist temple complex, several shrines ascending on a rock by stairs connected. Many Chinese temple visitors, very lively. Many incense sticks
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  • Attended the temple which is a bit of a walk from Macau (the walk along the water front is very nice though) & it is very popular with the Asian tourists to Macau (a number if bus loads attended whils...  more »
  • Goodbye to the Buddhist or Taoist people is really important to the spirit of the post, come to mom Sukaka temples can see the 繹 not absolute farewell to the people, of course there are many visitors to visit this temple, but this 瀰 diffuse white smoke fog, absolutely is a large number of people who contributed to the contribution.
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  • 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.
  • I thought this temple was very cool to walk around- quite different than all the Portuguese churches in the area.
  • This is a great historic monument, though badly maintained. Easily accessible by local buses. Watch your pockets: some shady looking characters following people around.
  • It's just like any other temple. But the peace and spiritual energy is amazing. Nice and friendly shopkeepers beside the temple campus.
  • nice place for bless and relax. the place where you will fall in love with architecture.

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