Macau Temples (Various Regions)
Macau Temples: Hong Kung Temple
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 onto the shore.
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.
To view more pictures, please have a look at Trip Report III.
Location: Rua de Cinco de Outubro
Macau Temples: 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.
The main hall is a shrine to Ua Kuong, the dark-faced God who guards against fire.
In an adjoining hall there are statues of 18 goddesses with children, symbolizing childbirth and rearing.
Location: Travessa da Corda
Macau Temples: 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.
Location: Calcada das Verdades
Macau Temples: 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.
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 in Taipa Village!