A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macau

A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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1,463 reviews
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,289 contributions
Gloriously atmospheric!
Mar 2020
The Temple was excellent last year. We had got here early in the morning and it had been an oasis of Zen calm. It was very soothing and spiritual for my frazzled nerves at the time. Time to light some incense sticks. But no jostling amid the joss sticks!
Written February 1, 2021
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Anthony
London, UK6 contributions
It was too crowded
Jan 2020
The A-Ma Temple was built in 1488 to honor the goddess Mazu, the Chinese goddess of the sea who keeps the fishermen safe. It is believed that the name of the city derived from a mispronunciation of the Portuguese conquers. When they came on the island and asked about the A-Ma Temple, they heard a sound similar to Macau and named the area after it.
The Temple was built during the Ming Dynasty and is the oldest place of worship in the area. I could almost sense the history and spirituality surrounding it. This Taoist building consists of 6 parts, all designed with great architectural interest and all guarded by lions carved on the entrances. The parts of the building are the Gate Pavilion, the Memorial Arch, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence, the Hall of Guanyin, and the Buddhist Pavilion, all of great importance to the spiritual journey you go through after entering the Temple. The Hall of Benevolence is the oldest and smallest part of the Temple, which was the first hall of worship of the Mazu goddess. Unfortunately, it was too crowded so I could only pick from the entrance. But even that was enough!
Written May 21, 2020
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Never4inluvagain
Singapore, Singapore484 contributions
Day 2 A-Ma Temple
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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Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
Would not really be a tourist spot
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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DianneKamerling
Cooroy, Australia143 contributions
Serenity
Jan 2020
A quiet, serene place to spend time. We were a little disappointed not to have an English interpretation at the various levels, it would have made it easier for us to understand it all, but overall we liked being there
Written February 17, 2020
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😀😉😊
Macau, China18 contributions
👍🏻
Jan 2020
A historical ,classic, old temple ,it’s great to let kids to learn some history about Macao over there.
Written January 18, 2020
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royjava6
The Hague, The Netherlands310 contributions
SACRED AREA WITH VIEW ON THE OCEAN
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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ardena2015
Toronto, Canada208 contributions
Classic Temple .... Must Visit
Jan 2020 • Family
This is really classic temple. There is a history story about this temple. This temple is well maintain and the feeling is great.

There are many secret story about this temple and you can ask the keeper to review some to you when you pay a visit there.

Well kept and keep it up. The tourism board should provide more info about this temple.
Written January 5, 2020
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yfylou
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia6,502 contributions
'Oldest/Longest Temple'
Nov 2019
It is the oldest temple containing valuable historical artefacts today and is also the longest surviving building in Macau.
Written December 30, 2019
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Glads
5 contributions
Temple
Dec 2019 • Couples
A beautiful temple to spend time to meditate.. Really serene and you can give offerings and prayers.
Written December 28, 2019
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