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Bamboo Temple


One of my favourite temples, the Bamboo Temple was constructed in 1911.  It’s dedicated to three divinities: the God of Medicine, Kun lam and the Immortal Leung Kun.

 

 

Mu Yi and I visited the Bamboo Temple during Trip Report II.

 

Location: Estrada de Coelho do Amaral & Rua de Bras da Rosa

 

Kun Iam Tong


One of the Three Ancient Temples of Macau, Kun Iam Tong was built in the 13th Century and restored in 1627, 1818 and 1858.  Dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, it’s one of the city’s most affluent temples, as evidenced by its impressive collection of artwork and complex roof that’s inundated with exquisite porcelain figures.

 

exterior of Kun Iam Temple  9 statuess of gold Buddhas at Kun Iam Temple in Macau


Kun Iam Hall is the main hall featuring the Goddess of Mercy wearing silk clothes and a crown that is changed every year.  Flanking her are 18 Buddhas, one of which is said to resemble Marco Polo, who practiced Buddhism in the temple in the 13th Century.

 

table and chairs where the Treaty of Mong Ha was signed in 1844 outside Kun Iam Temple in Macau giant statue of a Buddha outside of Kun Iam Temple in Macau lotus pond with a big turtle in the back courtyard of Kun Iam Temple in Macau a row of Buddhist steles outside of Kun Iam Temple in Macau

 

There is quite a large garden area beside and behind the temple, most noted for being the site where China and America signed the Treaty of Mong Ha in 1844.  The stone table and seats used by the diplomats can still be seen today.

 

For more pictures, please check out Trip Report I.

 

Location: Avenida do Coronel Mesquita

Lin Fung (Temple of Lotus)


Another of the Three Ancient Temples of Macau, Lin Fung Temple is said to have been built during the Ming Dynasty in 1592.  The bronze bells inside date back to the 17th Century, gifted to Macau from cities in and around the Pearl River Delta, to show thanks for building and repairing their ships.  In the main courtyard there’s a lotus filled pond and a beautifully carved dragon collage.

 

Lin Fung Temple in Macau   dragon wall mural at Lin Fung Temple

 

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

 

Location: Avenida do Almirante Lacerda

 

Xian Feng Miao (Temple of the Immortal Vanguard)


Located in a small lane opposite the Ox Warehouse, Xian Feng Miao was built in 1861. 

 

exterior of Xian Feng Miao in Macau main altar at Xian Feng Miao in Macau beautiful red lamp inside Xian Feng Miao in Macau statue of a man wearing a paper hat at Xian Feng Miao in Macau 

 

Location: Travessa de Coelho do Amaral

 

Mong Ha Temple Locations

 

 

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