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Address: Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, Macau, China
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There are three main halls -- Hall of Sakyamuni, Hall of the Buddha of Longevity, and Kun Iam Hall. We were told that one of the 18 Lohans flanking the Goddess of Mercy (Kun Iam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There are three main halls -- Hall of Sakyamuni, Hall of the Buddha of Longevity, and Kun Iam Hall. We were told that one of the 18 Lohans flanking the Goddess of Mercy (Kun Iam) was carved in the likeness of Marco Polo who studied Buddhism in this Temple; but we were unable to find out which one it was.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Kun Iam Temple dates back to the 13th century and is one of the three famous temples in Macau. The present temple building was constructed in 1627 and is the traditional Qing Dynasty architecture. In addition to the traditional temple facade, nicely decorated halls and shrines, statues and historic artefacts like the important 300 year old brass bell found in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

At my time of visit, I think we were the only tourists there, prob cuz it's further out than the other attractions. The rest were devotees armed with incense stick & joss paper making their prayers. The temple is beautiful, if a bit worn, with intricately detailed arches and roofs. The temple is bigger than it looks. Walk down the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This temple is a little out of the centre and worth a visit. It is dark, but spacious and has some nice statues. The temple is pretty well kept and has a fresh atmosphere due to the open courtyard in the middle. If you are near to the Red Market, you can easily pop over to the Kun Iam Temple... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This temple is often neglected by many people who are visiting Macau for the more famous A-Ma Temple. This is not heavily promoted but frankly speaking, this was one of my favorite tourist attractions. It's so serene, peaceful, atmospheric and there's a quite a bit to see. Highly recommended!

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The Kun Lam Temple unfortunately for me I've been there too late at the closing times, having showed up myself after the 8 pm I found the entrance blocked by a chain and a surveillance officer before. Being located at the end of a long pier there are not other roads to access directly and as a result I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Very historical. Once you walk in, a sense of calmness prevails. A bit smokey though due to the incense burning.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We visited Kun Iam Temple (not Kun Iam Statue) during our trip to Macau last week. This was the first time we had visited this temple on Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, at the end of Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeidia. We found this old temple to be very interesting. There are nine or ten worship rooms that you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Kun Iam Temple is not as famous as A-ma Temple, for example; but it is very nice, at least in my opinion. I was going there a lot actually, because I use to live near by. It is big, and I love the stactues there. It also smells like incense all the time, and I love the atmosphere. Just stop... More 

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