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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is odd to see this island if serenity in the middle of high traffic roads. The huge rocks make you feel like you are out in the mountains and the constant burning if candles make it feel spiritual. Interesting combination. The spiraling candles remind...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always like passing bay A-Ma Temple during the annual Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday period. Founded around 1490 this is one of the oldest temples in the city as well as a World Heritage attraction that is well worth making time to see when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful taoist temple, nice decoration and well preserved. You can walk around to take pictures or feel the mystic atmosphere and the -very strong-smell of incense. Please respect the local people who are there for praying. The temple is UNESCO's world heritage (as part of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KonstantiaM2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of a tour and this was a fabulous place to stop. Fascinating to see the old temple still in service. Beautiful spot by the water, great photo opportunity of China across the water.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GCPurple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the first places the Portuguese have seen when they arrived in 14/15 century to Macau was the A-ma temple ... still there today - still functioning as a spiritual beacon in Macau. So here are my thoughts on the place: - first of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tiberiu_Baranyi
Reviewed 13 January 2019

It is a bit faraway from historical city centre, but you can walk to it. The good thing is that it is quiet and demonstrate spirituality, nevertheless, the temple itself is not so impressive

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

The Buddhist temple is 500 years old and is still used by Practising Buddhists. Worth a visit and make sure you go in and look around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelcA506JZ
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

A good peaceful old temple, away from hustle and bustle of casinos. Nice picture opportunities if you are into photography.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RRohatgi
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

I would not recommend this place to a person who has no belief in Chinese gods. Architecture is not great to watch and its only about belief that can take u here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank himi2809
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Thinking it was just a simple temple visit but after listening to the temple history, you will learn why it is a UNESCO heritage site.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Jagjeetp4 | Reviewed this property |
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