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“Historical Temple name giving to Macau” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)
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Macau City Sightseeing Tour
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“Historical Temple name giving to Macau”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) is the oldest temple in Macau, built in 1488 during the Ming Dynasty and is dedicated to A-Ma aka Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Sea who blesses the fisherman, and from which the name Macau is derived. The Temple has several layers and a lot of steps to climb. Authentic atmosphere with the smell of incense all around. There are always a lot of worshippers and tourists as well.

Visited January 2012
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“AN ANCIENT CHINESE TEMPLE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

This temple is said to have great historial value.
The top part of the Templw is colored green. i was informed by our guide that any Chinese temple having green color on its top indicates that that temple is more than 150 years old. Temples having orange color on their top indicates its age to be below 150 years.
I also saw a fortune teller sitting inside the temple. Big (6 to 7 feet) incense sticks could be seen for purchase in order to offer prayers. Several round shaped incense sticks were hung inside the temple from roof too.

Visited March 2012
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

I would rate this the best temple we visited on our travels in Asia. In one respect you felt that you were intruding as there were large numbers of worshippers. However, I appreciated being able to visit. The smell of incense was wonderful and it was interesting to see the large coils of incense burning.

Visited August 2012
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Paris, France
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“Lovely views and nice incence coils”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Fairly crowded temple but it is the main one in Macau, supposedly where the city began. Lots of stairs so when it's hot, you'll sweat.

Visited July 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“nice place and near bus station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

My first time here with my friend.
- very nice place to visit and take a shot
- many statues to worship
- near from bus station

Visited August 2012
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