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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

West Mountainside of Mage, Macau, China
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Ranked #15 of 176 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The A-Ma Temple is located in the southeast part of the Macau Peninsula, a short distance away from the historic Macau city centre area.  It is the... more »
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We didn't spend to much time here since we didn't have a guide so we didn't know too much about the temple itself. Still had a really good time walking around the grounds and inside the temple. It was also really cool just to look over the river into mainland China, so close yet so far!

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The title might not helpful but for me to have wifi provide in tourist attraction places is awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not much there but the temple it self is worth a visit. walk up the steps and see different smaller temples. the incense burning and the locals paying their respects is humbling.

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Sanur, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very old temple that was once an important part of the island. It can be pretty hot there so be prepared! There is nothing in English to tell you what you are looking at, so do some reading before you come. It is very interesting. Many steps to climb.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

one of the oldest temples in Macau, amazing to visit.. we live in such a diverse world... the history in this building alone is amazing... so much to take in :)

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Salem, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its a place to visit. Its on the way to the macau tower. Its visited and worshiped by many people. We went on a afternoon , it was too hot. Make it a point to visit during normal hours or you would not be comfortable . Its not covered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Approximately four hundred years ago the Portuguese landed on a sea promontory near a temple. They asked the local inhabitants the name of the land, but the locals misunderstood, thinking that the Portuguese were asking for the name of the temple. So they answered 'Ma Ge'. Later, the Portuguese translated the named into 'Macau' and used it to refer to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is not a huge temple but I like to go there after having cross the city by the small streets. I like to make a stop in this simple and nice temple. Of course it is not so quiet during the weekend with many tourists and visitors...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Checking my luck by rubbing my palms against a vessel of water kept in the temple. It is said that if water in the vessel spills off if you can see the vibrating waves while rubbing it, you are said to be lucky!

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A-Ma Temple is highly regarded by the Macanese and worshipped by people from all walks of life every day especially fishermen. It is an integral element of the story of Macau with a temple on this location supposedly for over 700 years. The temple is spread over several levels with different shrines for different gods, a primary shrine, a "message"... More

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