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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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Beijing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The temple is lively and nicely situated on a hill. If you're sightseeing the historic center of Macau, it's definately worth including. However, for the untrained eye it is not that much different than many other (old) temples in SE Asia and I wonder if it deserves to be on The List. I have visited nicer and more beautiful temples... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This temple is known as old mother temple of Macau. It is a place for Buddhist people to worship. The temple is located on a hill under the shade of big trees so the place is cool. There are sitting places for visitors. We can also buy souvenirs here.

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Bangalore, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

City's name comes from this temple 'A-Ma-Co'. She is the deity who protects Ocean and the city. You can even check your luck by rubbing your palms against a vessel of water kept in the temple. It is said that it water in the vessel spills of if u can see the vibrating waves while rubbing it, you are said... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is one of our regular locations to visit in Macau. Great history and feeling (powerful) and I always get prayer bracelet from here. Great karma

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great to go and see and take some photos. Easy to find from the tourist map our hotel supplied. The tourist info also supplies a great map that has a description of all the main sites on Macau- worth picking up.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We paid a brief visit to this temple while in Macau. A-Ma Temple is the oldest temple in Macau and dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu who blesses fishermen and help them when they get into difficulties. This temple was built in 1488 during the time of Ming dynasty. It has been listed as a UNESCO World heritage site due... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The temple and the story behind it is so culturally enriched and speaks of the original Macau and a lot more than its casino present .

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

God of Fishermen. Temple is a serene place. old pagoda style temple. people are putting candles to the lord.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It is one of the famous attraction in macau.Not a must but no regret visiting.Beautiful chinese buddhist tradition local old temple.there is few huge shady trees outside temple to chillax.It looks like a scene in movie.If I visit macau again,i will be at ama temple again :)

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