A-Ma Temple, Macao

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    A-Ma Temple

    by al2401 Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    A-Ma Temple is located on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula. Built in 1488, it is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Macau. Tthe temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen.

    The first Portugese sailors landed on the coast near the temple and on asking the name of the peninnsula were told Maa Gao, the name of the temple. It has been called Macau ever since.

    The temple became listed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.

    The temple has been built into a steep hillside and provides beautifuls views as well as a place to worship and meditate.

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  • Ama Temple

    by esqued23 Written May 12, 2008

    Not much to see here, temples here and there, take pictures all you want. don't forget to buy souvenirs outside, theres this small store (near or under a tree at the park), the price is not that bad and the quality is good compared to others

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  • Visit the A-Ma Temple

    by aycha Updated Sep 3, 2007

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    There's a lot of old buildings here in Macao, the oldest of which is known as A-Ma Temple which dates back to the Ming Dynastry (1368-1644).

    It's beautiful and still very much in use, filled with throngs of followers and even more monks.

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