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Pao Kong Temple and Temple of Divinity of Medicine

Pao Kong Temple and Temple of Divinity of Medicine

Pao Kong Temple and Temple of Divinity of Medicine were built respectively in the 15th year (1889) and 19th year (1893) of the reign of Emperor Guangxu, when mass disease outbreak hit Macao and tragically claimed the lives of too many people. In the old days, the medication services were not as advanced as nowadays, and therefore, people of the time believed that building a temple to pray could possibly heal the sick. Pao Kong Temple is dedicated to the God of Justice meanwhile the neighbouring Temple of Divinity of Medicine offers homage to sleeping Buddha, Tai Soi and other gods.