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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were part of a tour and this was a fabulous place to stop. Fascinating to see the old temple still in service. Beautiful spot by the water, great photo opportunity of China across the water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the first places the Portuguese have seen when they arrived in 14/15 century to Macau was the A-ma temple ... still there today - still functioning as a spiritual beacon in Macau. So here are my thoughts on the place: - first of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit faraway from historical city centre, but you can walk to it. The good thing is that it is quiet and demonstrate spirituality, nevertheless, the temple itself is not so impressive

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Q4322TTrobertof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Buddhist temple is 500 years old and is still used by Practising Buddhists. Worth a visit and make sure you go in and look around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelcA506JZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good peaceful old temple, away from hustle and bustle of casinos. Nice picture opportunities if you are into photography.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RRohatgi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend this place to a person who has no belief in Chinese gods. Architecture is not great to watch and its only about belief that can take u here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank himi2809
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Thinking it was just a simple temple visit but after listening to the temple history, you will learn why it is a UNESCO heritage site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JulianChow
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Its a simple and nice temple, they say it the temple of goddess A-ma who is the sea or the fishermen's goddess and is one of the oldest temple in Macau. It has a very quiet and serene landscape, it located to Ponte 16 harbor,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank preeb2015
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the highlights in Macau! Pretty temple next to the ocean. They burn a lot of incenses here and they have some huge ones inside. If you come here early you’ll beat the crowds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LiBjork
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Late afternoon is a good time to visit this temple. It’s made up of many little shrines with a main hall, and is situated on many levels, with many huge boulders that make part of the setting. One can wander around at leisure, and marvel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Jagjeetp4 | Reviewed this property |
That right , it's a medium size flat base pan which contains water when the visitor rubs its handles with wet hands then if luck is on your side then the water in the pan resonates/ vibrates with some droplets start bouncing... More
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