Popular Chinese Temples in Macau

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Macau was the first and last European colony in China and represents over 400 years of Chinese and Western cultural exchange. With such a long history of colonial and Chinese influences, Macau is home to numerous churches and temples that reflect this mixed background. Macao houses a treasure trove of ancient Chinese temples, which have served as 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. A-Ma Temple, which is situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, is one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau (Macao). Built in 1488, A-Ma Temple is one of the sites designated œHistoric Centre of Macau. The name Macau is thought to be derived from the name of the temple. The temple was well described in ancient Chinese texts, as well as represented in paintings. Entering the temple and going across a gateway, you will reach the Hongren Hall by a winding path. It is also one of the first scenes photographed in China. Here is a list of the popular Chinese temples in Macau.

A-ma Temple

Temple in Macau

A-Ma Temple, which is situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, is one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau (Macao). Built in 1488...

Na Tcha Temple Of The Centre Of Macau

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The Na Tcha Temple built in 1888, is a Chinese folk religion temple in Macau,China dedicated to the worship of the deity Na Tcha.The Na Tcha Temple was built...

Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple

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Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple, Rua Sul do Mercado de Sao Domingos - Located close to the Chinese Bazaar area, this temple has some Western styles to its architecture, ...

Lin Fung Temple (temple Of The Lotus)

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Lin Fung Temple, recognized as Lin Fung Buddhist Temple, is one of Three Ancient Temples of Macao, which is also one of the biggest constructions of the ...

Kun Iam Temple

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Kun Iam Temple, or Kun Iam Tong, located at Avenida do Coronel Mesquita of Macau, is one of the Three Ancient Temples of Macao. The temple has a colossal ...

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A-ma Temple

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A-Ma Temple (Chinese: 媽閣廟; Chinese: 妈阁庙 Jyutping: Maa1 Gok3 Miu6; pinyin: Māgé Miào; Portuguese: Templo de A-Má), situated on the southwest tip of the Macau ...

Na-tcha Temple

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Na-Tcha Temple - Tucked in the corner of a cobblestone square to the left of (as you face) the ruins of St. Paul's is this tiny temple dedicated to the Chinese ...

Historic Centre Of Macau

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The Historic Centre of Macao, also known as the Historic Centre of Macau, is a collection of over twenty locations that witness the unique assimilation and co-...