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Address: Barra Square | Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calcada da Barra, Macau, China
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The origin of Macau

This is a must visit temple. it shows the origin of Macau. A place to worship. The most interesting part of the temple is you will see that different variety and size of incense... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
TanushaManghani
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New Delhi, India

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

for more than a century, A-ma temples stands right at the spot providing the people at the harbour a peace of mind when going out to sea, and blessing families with good health. I came at the wrong time as the temple is too crowded. The temple expanded over the many decades and now it has become a tourists' attractions... More 

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Alwar, Rajasthan, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A very old but beautifully built temple dedicated to goddess Ama. Within not a very large premises, it is a place to attain mental peace and harmony. With the sounds of bells ringing and the aroma of scented sticks, the enviornment is highly pure and asthetic. A must place for religious people.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A-Ma should be on your list when touring around Macau. Observe, say your prayers, just sit down or find a quiet corner.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a must visit temple. it shows the origin of Macau. A place to worship. The most interesting part of the temple is you will see that different variety and size of incense stick.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A-Ma Temple is supposed to be where Macau started. It is now consisted of a temple for A-Ma (Goddess of the Sea,) and temples for Buddhism and Taoist (very strange to have different religions mixed at one place!?) The temple is located at a quiet corner near the man-made lagoon. A walk in the area is very enjoyable, especially in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The temple here is modest in size and intimacy. Incense burns everywhere as you climb through an ascent of giant boulders to get a better view of the surroundings. Rather unkempt but a favorite way to start an appreciation for the early history of Macau.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Temple was crowded inside and outside with many groups of tourists. So we were not inclined to walk around which required jostling our way through the crowds. But as were there, we stood in line to rub the handles of the bronze basin which supposedly would bring good fortune.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Any temple is a place where you can worship and pray to your ancestors whether your Asian or any other ethnic background. It is no different that viewing the various churches in Macau which boast a lot of catholic churches. God is in many religions but they are all the same GOD.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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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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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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