A-Ma Temple Reviews
Templo de A-Má Feb 22, 2017
This temple, from which name Macau is originated, is dedicated to the seafarers' goddess A-MÁ. According to the legends, this goddess has the power to calm the rough sea, protecting the fishermen.
The temple consists of prayer halls, four pavilions and courtyards built into the boulder-strewn hill and connected by winding paths through moon gates and tiny gardens. A traditional sailing junk is engraved on a rock at the entrance. On other boulders are carved red characters invoking the gods or repeating a prayer. Three pavilions are dedicated to A-Ma and contain 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. Special features of this temple are beautiful tiled roofs and views from the upper gardens.
Address: Rua de São Tiago da Barra - Macau
Part of the Macau 2012 travel blog
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