Macau Sights

Templo de A-Ma

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 02/08/2016

Fodor's Review

The tiered A-Ma Temple is one of Macau's oldest and most picturesque buildings. Properly Ma Kok Temple but known to locals as simply A-Ma, the structure originated during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and was influenced by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, as well as local religions. Vivid red calligraphy on large boulders tells the story of the goddess A-Ma (also known as Tin Hau), the patron of fishermen. A small gate opens onto prayer halls, pavilions, and caves carved directly into the hillside.

Sight Information

Address:

Rua de São Tiago da Barra, Largo da Barra, Macau, Macau

Published 02/08/2016

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