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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

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Address: Barra Square | Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calcada da Barra, Macau, China
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Reflecting back to the history of Macau & taking in cue of verbatim of our tourist guide the name Macau is presumed to be derived from the Templo de A-Ma (Temple of A-Ma or Ma Kok... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Reflecting back to the history of Macau & taking in cue of verbatim of our tourist guide the name Macau is presumed to be derived from the Templo de A-Ma (Temple of A-Ma or Ma Kok Temple). Built in 1448 the temple is dedicated to the goddess Matsu - the goddess of seafarers and fishermen. The fragrance of joss sticks... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The temple is nothing spectacular. However, it does offer one a break from the one thing that Macau is famous for...casinos. It is one of those things that you should do to tick the box.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The deity that gives Macau it's name is revered at this temple. The square fronting it has its usual crowds of tourists, and the smell of joss sticks fills the air.

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Been there on scheduled city tour , Its a good picture stop. Here you can find huge candles which is going to burn for a year even more, Great for 20-30 Minutes visit if you are Indian , great for Chinese to pray , I liked place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's the first time I visited a temple like this. It was fun getting to know things. A different experience I would say. You can have a look.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

nothing religious about it but seeing a different culture was interesting, the ways they perform pooja was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This one is the oldest temple and lot of people visit this. When visited this place you feel like visiting any of Indian Temples....you have to climb steps and it is nice old and with stones etc. also saw people have similar praying and belief system as we have in India.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

When Macao is only known for casinos, this was a refreshing break joining you to the culture or religion. was pretty much like my Indian temples and so I was fascinated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It is quite similar to many other temples in Malaysia so there are other places that I would go to if you have traveled throughout Asia before. If you haven't and Macau is the first or second place you have visited, you should definitely add A-Ma to you itinerary.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

During our trip to Macau we visited this temple..There is belief that water in a vessel will spring if any wish made is going to be fulfilled when the edges of the vessels are rubbed by palms.One lady of our group had this wonderful experience when the water started springing up unfortunately she had not made any wish.

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Address: Barra Square | Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calcada da Barra, Macau, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau Region  >  Macau
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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