Tam Sin Seng Temple

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,423 contributions
19th-century temple dedicated to the local God of the Sea - Tam Kung
Feb 2020
Sin Seng (better known locally as Tam Kung) is one of the interesting temples you can visit while exploring Coloane in the south of Macau. It is located at the end of Avenida de Cinco de Outubro. While not the largest, this is my favourite temple in the village.

The temple was constructed in 1862 and is dedicated to the local God of the Sea - Tam Kung. The exterior is bright red in colour and includes nice plaster murals. The entrance is fronted by guardian lions and incenses cauldrons.

Inside you'll find ancient drum and bell and a shrine setup for the deity Tam Kung. There is a special whale bone carving in the shape of a boat to the right side of the main chamber and shrine. This is worth finding to have a look as well.

Note that Tam Kung hosts traditional Chinese opera performances behind the temple during the annual Feast of Tam Kung, which is held on the eight day of the fourth lunar month each year. You will also be able to witness massive firecrackers being set off in front of the temple during the annual Chinese New Year holiday as well.
Written February 27, 2020
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Macau, China2,248 contributions
Most interesting temple visit in Coloane
Jan 2019 • Solo
Sin Seng (also called Tam Kung) Temple is located at the end of Avenida de Cinco de Outubro and promenade in Coloane. It dates back to 1862 and is dedicate to Tam Kung, the god of the sea that is worshipped in Macau and Hong Kong. This is the most interesting temple that can be visited in the village.

Sin Seng temple is painted bright red and is of traditional temple architecture. It includes many expected features including shrines, deity figures, hanging incense coils and lanterns, joss stick burners and Chinese lions guarding the entrance. A highlight is a large whale bone which is carved into the shape of a boat.

There are large scale Chinese opera performances held here at the Feat of Tam Kung (8th day of the fourth lunar month) and the temple is the sight of large scale firecracker displays during Chinese New Year.
Written April 16, 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,423 contributions
Tam Sin Sing (Tam Kung) Temple: Most interesting temple visit in Coloane Village
Feb 2015 • Couples
Tam Sin Sing (Tam Kung) is the most interesting temple to visit in the village of Coloane. It is one of four temples featured as part of the Memorable Buildings of Coloane heritage walk and is located at the end of a promenade that faces the strait between Macau and mainland China.

Built in 1862 and dedicated to the water god, Tam Kung, this is an attractive temple to visit. Painted red on the outside, you can see typical Qing Dynasty architecture and temple fixtures here, including an interesting boat carved out of whale bones, about 2 metres long found along the side wall of the worship hall.

Tam Kung Temple also hosts Cantonese Opera at various times of the year. We also very much enjoy visiting here during Chinese New Year as there are massive firecracker displays here during the annual holiday period.

In the end, this is the most interesting temple to visit in Coloane and the first choice for those in a hurry but wanting to see at least one temple during their visit to the village. The temple is small and can be comfortably visited in no more than 15 minutes.
Written February 24, 2015
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