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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

Barra Square | Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calcada da Barra, Macau, China
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This temple is venerated by Macau locals. A symbol of their fishing heritage, A-Ma is a travellers goddess. Locals visit the temple all day. I suggest you try out giving homage to A-Ma and light a bundle of incense/candles in respect for her. Note that...More

Thank philip james r v
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Free entry. Footwear allowed. See the giant spiraling incense sticks...provides some wonderful photographic opportunities. Macau got its name from this temple. Historic dating back to 16th century. Time: 30 min max.

Thank Pratik M
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The temple has God of fisherman and is the oldest temple in Macau built in 15th century. You can go inside without removing footwear. No entry fees.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very old site ... but still well frequented by the practising worshippers. It is usually crowded and full of incense, but has heaps of atmosphere, dating back to the 16th century.

Thank tomskis
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

It is in Old Macau area. Worth a visit. Well connected through bus service. Frequency of buses is good. Very picturesque place. Plenty of shops selling artefacts and incense sticks to be burned at the temple. Good place to be if you like the old...More

Thank Yogitiku
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a small temple in Macau but very popular among tourists. You can climb a lot of stairs to reach the top of the hill. There are nice smell of incense sticks all around. Temple surrounding area is very nice. There are nice seating...More

Thank Pratiman
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

this is just one of macau few attraction for taking pictures,don't bother if time is constraint,not much to see or do unless you are coming to pray

Thank macau p
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

We learnt that the temple is pretty old and the mother deity inside was worshiped by the fishermen before venturing into the sea. Built on a hill, between huge stone rocks, You see a lot of smaller shrines and incense sticks being burnt around and...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I went there in the afternoon by bus. The buses in Macao is very convenient and every bus stops show clear direction to each destination. A ma temple is one of the historical place in Macao. The structure of the temple is very beautiful. This...More

Thank Sizuka W
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

This was not really worth the climb as there isn't much to see at the top and at the bottom there are a few beggars

Thank Dianne W
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That right , it's a medium size flat base pan which contains water when the visitor rubs its handles with wet hands then if luck is on your side then the water in the pan resonates/ vibrates with some droplets start bouncing... More
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