AMa Temple, Macau - The Oldest Temple in Macau

Temple, Scenic

Approximately four hundred years ago, the Portuguese landed on a sea peninsula near a temple. They inquired the local populace the name of the terrain, but the locals misunderstood, presuming that the Portuguese were asking for the name of the temple. So they replied 'Ma Ge', which was the name of the temple. Shortly, the Portuguese decoded the named into 'Macau' and used it to submit to the terrain. In realism, this temple is one of the three famed Buddha halls in Macau- the A-Ma Temple.The A-Ma Temple, situated in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula, is the oldest temple in Macau. It was erected in the year of 1488 of the Ming Dynasty to honor Mazu, the revered sea goddess who blesses the fishermen of Macau.

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