Pek Tai Temple

Pek Tai Temple, Macau

Pek Tai Temple
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China141,894 contributions
Feb 2020
There are five convenient Chinese temples you can visit around Taipa. The largest and most interesting is Pek Tai Temple situated at Largo Camoes in the centre of the village. This temple is dedicated to the god of the north - Pek Tai and was constructed in 1844.

The temple is typical of those built during the Qing Dynasty featuring grey brick exterior with decorative plaster scenes. The temple is also fronted by guardian lion statues and huge hanging lanterns.

Within you will find an interior courtyard, hanging incense coils, leather drum, cast bronze bell and shrines setup with deity statues and offering made by worshippers who have passed by and offered up their prayers. It is an attractive and quick temple to pay a visit while exploring the streets of Taipa Village.

Note - During important holiday times, you may be able to catch festival performances in front of Pek Tai temple, including lion dances during the annual Chinese New Year period. Most importantly, the annual Feast of Pek Tai takes place around mid-April. A stage is setup for Chinese opera performances. This is interesting to see if you happen to visit at this time of year.
Written February 14, 2020
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Nattspatt
Malmö, Sweden69 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Not as big as the other Temples but a cool place worth a visit. Strong smells from the incense. The area around is also a very nice place.
Written November 19, 2019
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Pek Tai Temple is the largest and most interesting temple to visit in Taipa. Built in 1844, this is the only temple in Macau dedicated to Pek Tai - the god of the North, although other deities are worshipped here as well.

The temple exterior has a nice facade with murals above the entrance, large hanging lanterns and stone lions guarding the entrance. Inside, there is an open courtyard, hanging incense coils, joss stick burners, shrines with deity figures, wall murals, historic brass bell and leather drums. There is a fair amount to see inside compared to the other temples you can visit in Taipa.

Each year, there is a Feast of Pek Tai around mid-April which is celebrated in the small square just in front of the temple. There are festival events, lion dances and Chinese opera held on location each year during the feast.
Written April 16, 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,308 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This temple was established by fishermen over 160 years ago and dedicated to Pak Tai who was the Northern Emperor and believed to have the power to withstand floods and fires. Unusual for Macau there is a worship pavilion where followers can place flowers and other contributions.
Written December 6, 2018
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Yuri The Traveler
Franklin, TN1,373 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
It is located in the Taipa village, so if you are there, go by the Temple. We got there while they were doing some cleaning of the interior due to all the ashes from incense that they burn. Still a very quiet and calm place.
Written October 6, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China141,894 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Pek Tai Temple and is found on a small square, Largo Camóes in the small village of Taipa. This temple was built 1844 and is the only temple in Macau dedicated to the God Pek Tai.

This is a small and simple temple of typical Chinese design, featuring a main hall with shrines and figures of Pek Tai and other deities. There is a small open court, plenty of incense coils, leather drum, bells, festival lanterns and decorative plaster above the entrance and inner hall entrances.

This temple also features Cantonese opera performances held for the public during the (unofficial) celebration and Feast of Pek Tai. This can be enjoy to see if you happen to be visiting during such occasions.

In the end, this is not a priority temple visit in Macau yet it is nice to see if you happen to be in the Taipa Village area. You can conveniently stop by for a few minutes. The temple is a 2 minute walk from Rua do Cunha and quite easy to find. It is just across from the Old Taipa Tavern
Written September 19, 2014
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Seema519
Mumbai, India94 contributions
May 2014 • Family
The temple was beautiful,Loved every thing about it .The sculptures were very beautiful.liked the bells that were hung ,the godess statue was quiet old and beautiful.The inscencesticks smell was intoxikating
Written June 7, 2014
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masaccio
Huntingdon, UK1,892 contributions
Mar 2014 • Business
I stumbled on the temple whilst on a business trip, so didn't really plan a visit. As such, I probably had lower expectations than other visitors. The temple is small and quiet, but with a number of interesting things to see. It doesn't have the spectacle of larger temples, but I found it a great place to visit.
Written April 21, 2014
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