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9 Sights

Temples

Macao houses a treasure trove of ancient Chinese temples, which have served as the pivotal places of worship for hundreds of years. Macao temples primarily serve the Buddhist, Taoist and folk faiths. Buddha, Na Tcha, Tin Hau (Goddess of Seafarers) and Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy), etc., are all revered in various temples. By visiting Macao’s diverse temples, sightseers can learn more about traditional Chinese beliefs and the city’s historical origin as a fishing village.

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A-Ma Temple

A-Ma Temple already existed before the city of Macao came into being. It consists of the Gate Pavilion, the Memorial Arch, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence, the Hall of Guanyin...
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Kun Iam Tong

This Buddhist temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy was founded in the 13th century and the present buildings date from 1627. It is one of the biggest and wealthiest of Macao's temples...
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Lin Fong Temple

(Temple of Lotus)
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Lin Kai Temple

(Stream of Mourning Temple)
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Pou Tai Sin Un

Pou Tai Sin Un on Taipa Island is one of the best-endowed and most picturesque temples in Macao. Inside the main hall sits the largest Buddha statue in Macao. This Bronze statue, including...
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Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple)

This temple is located close to the old Chinese Bazaar area, which nowadays functions as St. Dominic's Market, still keeping the essence of the original function of the area. The location...
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Na Tcha Temple

Built in 1888, this temple is dedicated to the worship of Na Tcha. This small traditional Chinese temple stands close to the remains of the principal Jesuit enterprise of the region...
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Tam Kong Temple

This temple, with a fine toll roof decorated with porcelain figures, is dedicated to Tam Kong, a Taoist god of seafarers. Beside his image, the temple contains a four feet long model...
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Kun Iam Ancient Temple and Temple of City God

Kun Iam Ancient Temple was originally built at the south of Mong Há Hill. Due to its small scale compared to Kun Iam Temple, it is also known as “Little Kun Iam Temple&rdquo...