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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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  • We arrived just after Chinese new year. Probably not the best time to go as it was very busy. It was an interesting place to visit. Nice cake shop 100m from the entrance to the temple which was a nice...  more »
  • I went to 10/2016. Located in the South among the world heritage sites in Macau S.A.R. so first or last time around and is more efficient. In Macau S.A.R.'s oldest Chinese temple is crowded with tourists and locals from early in the morning. Travelers on the mausoleum Temple is built on the slopes of the Hill and go up the stairs. Tourists do not come so far, so enthusiastic worshippers have to pray.
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  • 去澳門很多次了 幾乎每次有時間就會到媽閣廟去走走 遊客 當地人很多 歷史文化很豐富 進入到廟宇 雖然人多 不過不會感覺到擁擠 使用的香也比較不一樣 感覺很特別 很值得去看看 順帶一提 澳門的英文 就是從媽閣廟命名的 
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  • Near a bus terminal so one may easily reach other sightseeing spots by bus without standing for a long time.
  • Beatiful temple, big contrast with the rest of the city architecture but that is what makes it exceptional
  • Nice place to visit to know an ancient temple.
  • One of the oldest Taoist temples in Macau. Built in 1488, the temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen.
  • Peaceful temple on the southwest corner of the peninsula. Very old place and offers some great photographic opportunities. Highly recommended to all visitors to Macau.