Chinese Temples in Macau
The temples maintain the culture of the city
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Visit Chinese Temples in Macau
Macau is known for plenty of cultural attractions out of those temples in Macau are popular places to explore. These beautiful temples in Macau were primarily built in the service of the Buddhist and Taoist faiths. Visiting these temples in Macau are an integral part of the sightseeing tours in Macau.
1. A-Ma Cultural Village
It is a large temple complex. It was earlier called as Tin Han. The temple complex and the statue to A-Ma stand on a hilltop in Colonane. The statue standing 170m up on a hill is the tallest statue in the world. The key aspect of the statue is its white stone. The A Ma Temple is located between the trees and the trails around it. Visitors enter the temple through small stepped terraces, which are decorated with beautifully carved reliefs in the centre. The entrance of the temple is a huge platform with large courtyards and a raised platform. In front of the platform is a small pond with a statue of turtle, which carries a small bowl on its back. It is a tradition here to throw a coin in the bowl for prosperity.
2. A-Ma Temple
It is one of the oldest and famous Taoist temple. Built in 1488 it is located close to the coast. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ma-tsu. There are six main areas in the temple:
Gate pavilion, prayer hall, hall of benevolence, hall of guanyin, Buddhist Pavilion. It is generally a quite temple. It is busy only around the Chinese New Year. It is a major tourist attraction.
3. Kum Lam Statue and Ecumenical Centre
Gold statue of Kum Lam who is known as the Goddess of Mercy. The statue is standing on the outer harbour. The statue is on a lotus shaped dome. Below it is a small centre. Exhibitions are held here and some literature on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism is available here. It is beautiful stop. One must take a stop here, get down just enjoy the surroundings.
4. Na Tcha Temple
It is believed that the deity is related to the Hindu/ Buddhist deity Nalakubara. The deity is a child God and a patron of children. He was different from others. He loved to challenge the authorities and wanted reason behind everything. He even scoffed at the divine power and questioned its existence.
The place is famous among tourists and attracts many visitors.
Explore the temples in Macau. One will learn a lot about different worship traditions and there variation from culture to culture. People who seek solace and inner peace must visit these temples. These are a few temples only; Macau has many such temples that will not fail to surprise you.
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FAQ's of Macau
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There are no tickets required for entering these Chinese Temples.
Make sure to cover your shoulders and knees, apart from which there is no dress code as such
The Chinese temples in Macau that are worth a visit include Puji Temple, Templo de Sam Kai Vui Kun and A-Ma Temple.
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