Macau (Various Regions)+ Back

Hong Kung 

 

In the 19th Century, Hong Kung Temple used to be located right on the coastline, and one day a wooden statue of Hong Kung washed up on the shoreline there.  The local residents took it as a sign of divine intervention and built a temple there in 1860.  Up until the 1970's Hong Kung Temple was home to a free school for the poor and illiterate, and is also known as the Bazaar Temple.   
 

exterior of Hong Kung Temple in Macau decorative Chinese artwork inside Hong Kung temple in Macau a side altar at Hong Kung temple in Macau green stone dragon outside of Hong Kong Temple in Macau

 

To view more pictures, please have a look at Trip Report III.

 

Location: Rua de Cinco de Outubro

 

Lin Kai (Stream of Mourning Temple)

 

Lin Kai Temple was built in the 17th Century, and features an intricate facade of granite carvings and tiled pictures. 

 

exterior of Lin Kai Temple in Macau painting of Chinese landscape with stone dragon on the top of Lin Kai Temple in Macau painting of three Chinese men in robes above a doorway inside Lin Kai Temple in Macau 

 

The main hall is a shrine to Ua Kuong, the dark-faced God who guards against fire. 

 

incense burner inside Lin Kai Temple in Macau candles at Lin Kai Temple Macau row of male statues at Lin Kai Temple in Macau 

 

In an adjoining hall there are statues of 18 goddesses with children, symbolising childbirth and rearing.

 

statues of 18 Gods and Goddesses that symbolise childbirth at Lin Kai Temple in Macau one male and female statue inside Lin Kai Temple in Macau nine goddesses inside Lin Kai Temple in Macau 

 

Location: Travessa da Corda

 

Na Tcha Temple


One of two temples dedicated to the child God Na Tcha, this one is much older, having been built at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty.

 

exterior of Na Tcha Temple in Macau main altar inside Na Tcha Temple two red lamps inside Na Tcha Temple in Macau statue of Na Tcha at the main altar of Na Tcha Temple in Macau

 

Location: Calcada das Verdades

 

Temple of the King of Medicine

This pretty yellow temple was first constructed in 1933.  It recently underwent a reconstruction that I don’t like, so I’ve left the old pictures up.

 

side temple at the Temple of King of Medicine in Macau statue and bench outside of the Temple of King of Medicine in Macaupotted flowers and main gate of the Temple of King of Medicine in Macau   

 

To see more pictures of how it used to look before, please follow the link to Trip Report I.

 

Location: Rua do Almirante Costa Cabral & Rua do Ultramar

 

Macau Peninsula Temple Locations

 

 

Follow the link for more temples!  Taipa Village Temples

 

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