A-Ma Temple Tours – Macau, China

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A-Ma Temple
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southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, China, Macau
Hours : 7:00am-6:00pm

About this place

Some place's name has it's origin ,for  example ,Macau .

Macau's name is derived from A-Ma-Gau or Bay of A-Ma and this temple dedicated to the seafarers' goddess dates from the early 16th century. According to legend, A-Ma, a poor girl looking for passage to Canton, was refused by the wealthy junk owners but a lowly fisherman took her on board. A storm blew up and wrecked all but the boat carrying the girl. On arrival in Macau she vanished, to reappear as a goddess, on the spot where the fishermen built her temple.
 
It consists of prayer halls, pavillions and courtyards built into the boulder-strewn hill and connected by winding paths through moon gates and tiny gardens. At the entrance is a large rock on which is engraved a traditional sailing junk. On other boulders are carved red characters invoking the gods or repeating a prayer. Three of the four pavillions are dedicated to A-Ma and contain some fine statues of the goddess together with a model of a junk with cannons, brass vessels and chapels to Buddhist and Taoist gods. The top shrine honours Kun Iam. This temple is distinguished by beautiful tiled roofs and spectacular views from the upper gardens. The festival of A-Ma takes place on the 23rd day of the 3rd moon (April or May).

 by bus ,taxi or on foot,Macau peninsula is quite small.

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By Eric Denny,

A fun & experienced guide with wonderful stories all over West China.

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Thanks for sharing such a detailed info
Re: A-Ma Temple

By Eric Denny,

A fun & experienced guide with wonderful stories all over West China.

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Thank you for the interesting story.And useful information.
Re: A-Ma Temple

By Nick,

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 come here ,a place worth visiting 
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By carl,

Make your life more like travel

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wow,great¬
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By Nick,

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 thx~~
nearly ,so we can see the ubiquitous influence of Buddhism ,haw-haw ~
Re: A-Ma Temple

By Echo Hu,

Experienced traveler and business assistant.

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Nice pix!
want to visit there, seems every city in China has a representative temple, no?

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