A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)
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Never4inluvagain
Singapore, Singapore484 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Say goodbye to Macau friend, I walk around and found this temple. I pray for safe journey along the holidays. Next stop-Gong Bei-Guangzhou by land transport High Speed train from Gongbei station (China custom)
Written February 22, 2020
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,799 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Part of our tour.
It was an interesting temple and a place to visit in December as it was quite hot. No real crowds which might be there in summer. Once again very few western tourist's and the driver was happy for us to take out time.
Took about an hour with a number of steps some just small rock ledges to navigate. Not a place for wheelchair access folks.
Its a quaint temple like many similar in many parts of China and Asia. But worth a look
Written January 7, 2024
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Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
Jan 2020
Unlike the churches in macau which can be touristy, this temple is really meant for worshippers, and so don't expect to come here for some picturesque moments, because you wont really get any.
It is a regular temple but with tons of devotees.
I am not sure if I would say it is a must-see temple... simply because it isn't.
Written February 19, 2020
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royjava6
The Hague, The Netherlands315 contributions
Nov 2019
Although this place is a bit touristy it is worth a while for a visit. The square is quite busy and you can explore the Taoist temples for a pray, a visit. The smell of incense is so unique to such places. Try to find the very special A-MA little house, such a serene place. If possible be there with sunset, the golden sunlight will sparkle into the sacred house. Not speaking proper English, there will be some priests or people to tell some myths and legends about A-MA (remember the Portuguese granted the name of A-MA GAU (Temple of A-MA) to this city, which became MACAU).
Written January 15, 2020
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MarkandRoni
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia85 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
We found this temple very interesting but were a bit put off by the pushy crowd and the huge amount of incense being burnt....it was quite overwhelming and made the experience a bit disappointing
Written April 2, 2013
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j s
manila60 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
I loved this place. The serenity and the rich history of it. Beautiful prayer rooms and incense in the air, and I really liked the path to praying here, one had to go up and everywhere around the temple to offer incense sticks and devotion and I can say that I've been to a lot of temples before but I really like the distinct personality of this one. Its no where near as glitzy as the Thai Temples or as Grand as those in china, but in its small quaint space, the landscape seems so natural and the aura so nice that i really appreciated it. worth the visit. for non Buddhists, it is a good experience to offer up incense sticks and the whole process of Buddhist prayer as well as make the water dance in the singing bowl for good luck and fortune.
Written March 26, 2013
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waterfall9999
Orlando, FL190 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
Nice temple but smokey. I like the smell of incense but this was a bit much. Since it is built into a hillside the smoke has no place to go since the temple faces the sea. The temple climbs a rocky hill with various grottoes.
Written March 18, 2013
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HARRYLIME51
Sydney205 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
THe temple is high up on a hill side so has great view. It is only a simple old temple with the least of religious significance. Too crowded with tourists from the tour buses.If you are not a keen buddhist, can give it a miss.
Written March 15, 2013
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idrovoviva
Quito525 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Although is a small Temple, is very much enjoyable to hike up and down the hill visiting its beautiful shrines, architecture and paintings on the rocks.
Written April 27, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,619 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I always like passing bay A-Ma Temple during the annual Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday period. Founded around 1490 this is one of the oldest temples in the city as well as a World Heritage attraction that is well worth making time to see when visiting Macau.

The temple was built upon a location associated with the legendary sighting of the lost girl named Matzo by local fisherman. Upon these grounds, you will find traditional archway entrance to a hilly area with moon gate wall structures, pavilions, prayer rooms and decorative halls, lots of incense burning and worshippers, particularly during CNY when visitors show up in great numbers to offer up prayers and wish for good luck in the coming year.

If you do visit during CNY, just be patient when trying to enter the temple grounds, its shoulder to shoulder but the crowds move into and out of the temple at a fair pace. You can take as many pictures as you like. Enjoy your time here as long as you can and then exit the temple to the more relaxed grounds of Barra Square just outside the temple.
Written February 8, 2019
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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macau