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A Ma Statue and Cultural Village


One of Macau’s newest temples, Tian Hou temple was constructed in 1998. 

 

exterior of Tian Hou Temple at A Ma Cultural Village main altar of Tian Hou Temple at A Ma Cultural Village

 

It was built in concert with the 20 metre A Ma Statue that stands nearby.

  

statue of a stone fish at Tian Hou Temple at A Ma Cultural Village exterior of the rear temple at A Ma Cultural Village A Ma Statue on top of Alto de Coloane

  

Location: Alto De Coloane

 

Kun Iam Temple

 

Yet another shrine in Macau that pays tribute to the Goddess of Mercy, Kun Iam Temple was built in 1881.

 

 

Location: Ka Ho Village

 

Sam Seng Temple

If you ever make it out to the isolated Ka Ho Bay, have a look at this small temple constructed in 1883. 

 

exterior of Sam Seng Temple at Ka Ho Bay abandoned house beside Sam Seng Temple at Ka Ho Bay

 

It pays tribute to Three Divinities: Hung Seng, Kwan Tai and Tam Kung; hence is known as the Temple of Three Great Kings.

 

main altar of Sam Seng Temple in Ka Ho interior of Sam Seng Temple at Ka Ho Bay three divinities on the main altar of Sam Seng Temple in Ka Ho Coloane 

Location: Ka Ho Bay


Tai Wong Temple

 

Hung Shing was a government official in present day Panyu, a district of Guangzhou, during the glorious Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), one of China's golden ages.  An ardent supporter of science, he promoted mathematics, astronomy and geography, and built an observatory to better understand the weather.  In such a volatile region where typhoons are common, his contributions no doubt saved the lives of many people, in particular, those of fishermen and sea traders.

 

 

After his death Hung Shing's stature rose to the rank of deity, and he is credited with protecting against natural disasters.  He is also known as the Great King or Tai Wong, and is especially revered in Southern China, Macau and Hong Kong.

 

Location: Hac Sa

 

Tou Tei Temple

 

No one knows when Tou Tei Temple was first built, only that it was repaired twice, in 1982 and 2006.  Tou Tei is the Earth God and legend has it he appeared once to a group of poor farmers, dressed in a long white robe and with a long white beard.  He wanted to sell tea, but the farmers could not afford it, and Tou Tei left soon after, disappearing near the site of the present day temple.  The farmers took his visit as a sign of divine intervention, believing he had come to bless the safety of all the villagers.  Nowadays all children who are born in Ka Ho come to Tou Tei Temple to get their blessing from the Earth God.

 

 

The location of Toi Tei Temple is incorrect on Google Maps below.  It's actually quite close to Sam Seng Temple.  If you go North on the main road from Sam Seng Temple, you'll see a little dirt road on your left hand side quite soon.  It actually looks like it might be private property, the home of a construction site or factory, but it's actually public land.  Just walk down there a little while and you should find Toi Tei Temple on a small path that juts out to the left.

 

Location: Hac Sa

 

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