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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

West Mountainside of Mage, Macau, China
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Ranked #17 of 163 attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a really old temple which is in existent even before Macau was officially founded. Can get really crowded with tourists. Interesting sights with the incense and all.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is huge!! If you plan to just go visit 1 temple make sure this is the one.. It's the best example in Macau!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A temple with absolutely unique incense sticks. The temple is crowded but worth a visit. The market around the temple has many bakeries, one of them famous for their almond biscuits.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the oldest Buddhist temple in Macau, so go see. Also, the famous custard and cookie shop is in the area.

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