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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

West Mountainside of Mage, Macau, China
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5-Day Hong Kong and Macau Independent Tour
Ranked #14 of 164 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A very average temple and not big on size. I supposed the temple should be facing the sea which may not be obvious now with all the reclamation taking place. A short visit to understand the old macau.

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Ghaziabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

An ordinary Chinese temple, with lots of people moving up and down. One has to walk atleast 3 floors up to reach the top. Every level is cut and decorated differently with lots of smaller temples. One should actually visit this place on peaceful day to get a true experience. Small shops are there at the bottom of the temple... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is just another temple. The only different is you have to climb a long stair before reaching the praying hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A-MA Temple Is Such A Wonderful Temple. Especially When You Go Up To The Top And See The View From The Top. Seems Like It Always Be Busy All The Time With Lots Of Chinese People Praying. And It's In The Programme Of A Group Tour, i Think. Down Of The Temple Is The Park Which You Can Sit And... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the oldest temples situated on a hill close to the water. Drenched in history. Used by many locals and visitors alike. The incense sticks are large so asthma suffers may prefer to stay outside in the gardens

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Bacolor, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We got lost going to A-MA temple because the one is situated on the top of the hill in farthest province of MAcau- COLOANE while the other is just in MAcau City. Be careful in riding the bus# and talking to locals might give you the wrong direction. Which one among the 2 temples. Anyway, we settled for the nearer... More 

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Patna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

very calm silent place away from macau rush and noise.. very nice temple. a temple on some height of 55 stairs.. i was first not willing to go up stairs.. but later i liked the ambience

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This temple was built in 1488 and dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen. It is built into the side of a rock formation, mostly outdoors, and is not accessible for persons with certain physical restrictions. Also, if you are sensitive to smoke, then the clouds of it rolling off burning incense may be an issue. But if... More 

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Wels, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Easy to reach by bus this niced not very big temple starts at the bottom and then goes up the hill - at every turn of the steps (leading between rocks) there is something to see and if You look back, then You´ve got a nice view of the sea ... come in the late aftersoon to watch the sunset.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Other than just a regular temple, the candles that are lit are unique at this temple. Quite steep to climb with different shrines at each level.

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