For little culture vultures looking to explore Macau’s great landmarks, a visit to A-Ma Temple is must! Older than the city of Macau itself, the A-Ma Temple is dedicated to A-Ma, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen. The temple is believed to have given its name to Macau, derived from the Chinese “A-Ma-Gau” which translates to its location in the Bay of A-Ma. Kids will enjoy exploring the gardens, snapping photos, and taking in the surroundings of village life. The temple is part of the Historic Centre of Macau which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What you will find inside? This iconic landmark is made up of a range of pavilions, each of which is dedicated to the worship of different deities and inspired by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and multiple folk beliefs. The Hall of Benevolence, the temple’s earliest structure, dates to 1488 with subsequent additions in later years of The Prayer Hall, the Hall of Guanyin and The Gate Pavilion.
Macau’s oldest temple where kids can explore to their heart’s content!
Kids of all ages can each get something different out of this historic temple.
Rua de Sao Tiago da Barra, Macau
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