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A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

In a testament to the A-Ma Temple, it’s believed by many historians that the peninsula of Macau is in fact named after this very spot. An exquisite Taoist complex dating to 1488, the temple is dedicated to A-Ma, a Taoist Goddess of seafaring and mariner’s fortune. At the modern day entrance to the temple a stone engraving of a traditional sailing junk serves as a nod to A-Ma’s long-lasting connection to the sea. Also known by the names of Mazu or Matsu, the goddess has nearly 2,500 temples around the world devoted to her praise and worship.

Upon arriving in Macau the original Portuguese sailors inquired about the name of this newfound land. In a cross-lingual miscommunication the original inhabitants offered the name of the area surrounding the temple: A-ma-gao. From this point forward it would be known to the Portuguese as A-ma-gao, or, in its abbreviated form, Macau. Even today visitors are able to pay homage to a large statue of A-Ma (Mazu) residing in the temple’s Hongren Hall.

The oldest temple in Macau and the largest of those dedicated to A-Ma, the A-Ma temple is a secluded respite from the ultra-crowded streets of one of the world’s most densely populated areas. Tucked into the stone mountainside, multiple prayer halls, courtyards and pavilions all interconnect through a series of manicured, meandering walkways. Inside many of the halls the potent aroma of incense emanates from spiraled coils dangling from the ceiling like wiry, oversized beehives. In the upper courtyard temple-goers are treated to a sweeping view of the Macau Peninsula as well as the traditional Chinese architecture of the historic temple. Like many other sites in downtown Macau, the A-Ma Temple is listed as one of the buildings in the UNESCO recognized Historic Centre of Macau.

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Sightseeing Coach Tour of Macau from Shenzhen with Ferry

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Location: Shenzhen, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Macau Day Tour including 2-Way Ferry Transfer from Shenzhen, Shenzhen, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Macau Day Tour including 2-Way Ferry Transfer from Shenzhen

Take morning ferry to Macau at 8:45am, and meet your tour guide at Macau Out Harbour Ferry Terminal at 10:00am.  Enjoy the highlights of Macau which includes ...  Read more

Location: Macau Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Group Day Tour to Macau from Hong Kong with Hotel Pickup in Kowloon Area, Hong Kong, Day Trips
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Group Day Tour to Macau from Hong Kong with Hotel Pickup in Kowloon Area

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Leave Hong Kong behind for the day and explore Macau on this day trip. Discover the main sights of Macau, a diminutive peninsula in mainland China. Popularly ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Macau City Sightseeing Tour, Macau, Day Trips
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Macau City Sightseeing Tour

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If you’ve wondered what’s unique about the former Portuguese colony of Macau, take a city sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit historical ...  Read more

Location: Macau, China
Duration: 7 hrs

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Day Tour to Macau with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, City Tours
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Day Tour to Macau with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island

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Macau is a small peninsula in mainland China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong (1 hour by Ferry). It's a overseas territory by Portuguese until ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Macau Excursion With Venetian Resort Visit From Hong Kong Island

Venetian Macao is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia. it is located in Cotai Strip Macao, Inspired by the Las Vegas Strips, It is the fastest ...  Read more

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Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Day Trips
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Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Complete your visit to Hong Kong with a day trip to Macau, once the oldest European settlement in the Orient. Sit back and relax as you sail across the sea ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip to Macau from Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Macau from Hong Kong

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Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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