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Address: Barra Square | Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calcada da Barra, Macau, China
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A small temple in the historic centre

This temple actually existed before Macau did, and this is a really attractive aspect to it. It is like stepping back in time when entering it. A great piece of history, and if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Temple itself is like thousands of others Buddhist temples in Asia. It's not in the very center, so you'll need a taxi or bus to reach it. What's interesting about it, is a fact that it existed before the city of Macau was established, which means before the Portuguese came. It is near the spot were Portuguese disembarked. The... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very serene and calm. It's strategically located close to the city and doesn't take you you long to get here from Macau. The fragrance from the incense sticks makes it all the more special. Must visit. !!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This temple actually existed before Macau did, and this is a really attractive aspect to it. It is like stepping back in time when entering it. A great piece of history, and if you are following the historic centre trek you will find it!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A-Ma is a small and lovely temple situated in a peaceful environment. You can buy incense sticks in the temple and burn it there.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as part of a tour. Interesting little temple which was busy when we were there. The guide was happy to inform us the bakery/ biscuit shop next door sold the best custard tarts in Macau. the biscuits in the shop were very good as you get to try before you buy but unfortunately they were all sold out... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to A-ma temple , early in the morning by bus.. Took bus no 9A ,which drops right in front of temple... I was among few early visitors .. place was peaceful and you can even climb up

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide brought us to this temple and we were able to go inside and climb up various levels above the temple to get an overall view which was fascinating. You can take photographs of the inside aspects of the temple - just be respectful of the people who are inside praying and lighting incense burners etc.

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Thank AnnieAries
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the biggest temple in macau. You can reach by public buses. You can board any bus that terminates at 妈阁. There are a flight of steep steps to reach one of the sections of the temple. Be extra careful especially for the elderly. There are also alot of tourists visiting this temple so beware of pickpockets. Not much... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good experience visiting a chinese temple. There are many traditions attached with the temple. One can move inside the temple with ease n worship as accordingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is indeed a small temple. However, historically as well as for the locals has a significance since very close to this temple the first Portuguese Explorers disembarked and the area named A-Ma-Kok due to this temple became Macao or Macau. Hence, although there are not many things to see and it is often very crowded it is one of... More 

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