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Kun Iam


The Goddess of Mercy, Kun Iam, is said to have had an epiphany in the caves at the present day temple.  To mark the occasion, locals placed her idol there, which turned the site into an area of mass pilgrimage. 

 

exterior of Kun Iam Temple in Taipa Macau hanging incense and stone oven outside of Kun Iam Temple in Macau

 

A temple was later built in 1871, and reconstructed in 1876 after being severely damaged by a typhoon in 1874. 

 

statue of a green stone lion outside of Kun Iam Temple in Macau  main altar with lots of fruit offerings at Kun Iam Temple in Taipa Macau gold statue behind the altar at Kun Iam Temple in Taipa Macau

 

Location: Estrada Nordeste da Taipa

 

Poi Tai Un Monastery


Pou Tai Un Monastery is not only the largest temple in Taipa and Coloane, but also the most picturesque. 

 

exterior of Poi Tai Un Monastery in Taipa Macau statue and trees inside Poi Tai Un Monastery in Taipa Macau 

 

Originally built in the 19th Century by Buddhist monks, the current architecture dates back to 1972.  The temple is also home to a vegetarian restaurant.

 

exterior of the main temple at Poi Tai Un Monastery in Taipa Macau main altar with large statue of the Buddha at Poi Tai Un Monastery in Taipa Macau  green building by the back gate of Poi Tai Un Monastery in Taipa Macau

 

Location: Rua do Minho

 

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