Mong Ha Temples
Two of Macau’s most historically significant temples are situated around Mong Ha Hill – Lin Fung Temple and Kun Iam Temple.
Macau Mong Ha Temples: 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 paid a visit to the Bamboo Temple during Trip Report II.
Location: Estrada de Coelho do Amaral & Rua de Bras da Rosa
Macau Mong Ha Temples: 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.
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.
For more pictures and information, please check out Trip Report I.
Location: Avenida do Coronel Mesquita
Macau Mong Ha Temples: 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 and iron cauldrons 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.
To view more pictures, please have a look at Trip Report I.
Location: Avenida do Almirante Lacerda
Macau Mong Ha Temples: Xian Feng Miao (Temple of the Immortal Vanguard)
Located in a small lane opposite the Ox Warehouse, Xian Feng Miao was built in 1861.
Location: Travessa de Coelho do Amaral
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