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Ancient Temple of Tin Hau in Coloane

Ancient Temple of Tin Hau in Coloane

Built around 1763, the Temple is dedicated to Tin Hau in Coloane village, and is the oldest temple on the island. The Temple consists of an entrance hall and a main hall with a pavilion in between which used to serve as a public platform for discussion of social affairs. An antique bell and wine boat are well preserved in the Temple. A couplet “Virtue nurtures the nation” inscribed on the pavilion can be seen when you enter the Temple. The belief in Tin Hau is very popular in Macao amongst fishermen who strongly believe that the Goddess will protect them home with fishery harvest.