Sam Mo Temple

Sam Mo Temple, Macau: Address, Sam Mo Temple Reviews: 3.5/5

Sam Mo Temple
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
One of five temples you can visit in Taipa Village
Feb 2020
Sam Mo Temple is the yellow creme coloured temple along Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio in Taipa Village. The temple was built in 1845 around large boulders with simple Chinese architecture.

The exterior is simple with nice murals above the entrance. Inside, you will find a single chamber with hanging incense, ancient copper bell, leather drum and shrine with deity figures and items left by worshippers. There is a beautifully carved wooden sedan chair in the side chamber that is well worth having a look at as well.

Overall, Sam Mo is a nice little temple to visit if you are in Taipa and wanting to check out the temples around the village. Give it 5-10 minutes if you are in the area.
Written February 26, 2020
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Macau, China2,248 contributions
Mid 19-century cave temple in Taipa Village
Mar 2019 • Solo
San Mo Temple is one of the handful of temples that you an visit in the historic Taipa Village. It is located on Rua Fernao Mendes Pinto an extension of Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio.

Originally built in 1845, this technically a cave temple with traditional Chinese exterior structure. Its facade is yellow colour, there are nicely restored murals above the entrance.

Inside Sam Mo there are three small chambers. You'll find a typical shrine with deity figure, hanging incense coils and items left by worshippers. The room to the right possesses an impressive wooden carving attached to poles allowing it be carried during processions.

Have a quick look inside if you find yourself in this area of Taipa Village and enjoy visiting historic buildings during your travels.
Written March 25, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Yellow-coloured temple in Taipa Village
Dec 2016 • Couples
There are a handful of temples you can visit in Taipa, including the yellow coloured San Mo Temple along Rua Fernao Mendes Pinto, which is an extension of Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio and the more central areas of the village.

This temple was originally built at this spot in 1845. The facade is yellow coloured, giving San Mo a rather different appearance to the typical grey-brick temples scattered around Macau. The interior includes three halls, the centre room being of interest. You will see hanging license coils, shrine with deity statue other items of worship. The right hand side room has a wooden carving of a temple that can be carried by four poles. This is a delicate piece to see at San Mo.

In the end, if you enjoy visiting temples and plan to explore Taipa, this is an interesting one to see. Otherwise, if short on time, best to target Pak Tai Temple nearer to the main part of the village first. This is the largest and most interesting of Taipa's temples.
Written December 30, 2016
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