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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macau

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Religious Site
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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  • Very beautiful architecture and nice place for taking a rest from your city tour. Have a seat and watch the pilgrims coming in. climb up the hill and ahve a good look at the temple  more »
  • 妈阁庙有分成很多神明区有观音,地主还有很多很多,需要走阶梯才可以到上面,在上面可以看到很多美丽的海景和别墅  more »
  • 往媽閣廟參觀一下。 是一座擁有五百多年歷史的廟宇。 廟宇內有不少善信參拜,香火鼎盛。 廟宇外有售賣雪糕及紀念品的小店。 到此一遊,並沒逗留太久。  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.