The A-Ma Temple is located in the southeast part of the Macau Peninsula, a short distance away from the historic Macau city centre area.  It is the oldest temple in Macau, built in 1488 during the Ming Dynasty to commemorate Mazu, the scared sea goddess who blesses the fisherman of Macau.  

What to see at A-Ma Temple 

There are four pavilions dedicated to the worship of different deities in a single complex that make A-Ma Temple an exemplary representation of Chinese culture inspired by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and multiple folk beliefs.  In the entranceis a large boulder with ancient engravings of a traditional sailing junk, other nearby boulders have cared red Chinese characters invoking gods or to make prayers.  There is also a shrine dedicated to Kun Lam that can be seen at the A-Ma Temple. 

How to visit 

You can use bus route 6, 8, 9, 28B to visit the A-Ma Temple or take a short taxi ride form the Senado Square or St. Paul's Ruins area.  

Opening Hours and Entrance Fee

The temple is open from 10:00am-18:00pm daily, entrance is free.