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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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  • Fusion of European and Asian charm of Macau S.A.R., but 思ikkiri Mazu, Chinese Taiwan in the most popular God here. Macau S.A.R. of me started from here. Macau S.A.R. Hong Kong S.A.R. incidentally many people just a little bit if two nights around the peninsula on foot through the recommendations.
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  • A small, but the oldest Buddhist temple in Macau sai to be dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu. Requires a bit of a climb on rock stairs with a lot of incense smoke. Typical Buddhist temple and popular ...  more »
  • I think this places is an important part of Macau culture. The temple was beautiful ornate and also it a great place for making wishes.  more »
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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.