A-Ma Temple

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Located on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, the A-Ma Temple is the oldest of the three major Chinese temples in Macau. It was first built in 1488. The name Macau was actually derived from A-Ma Kok, meaning the Bay of A-Ma Temple.

With four major halls, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Matsu, also known in Hong Kong as Tin Hau, a patroness of seafarers and fishermen.

The A-Ma Temple is listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A-Ma Temple, Macao