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A-Ma Temple

In the iconic A-Ma Temple, don’t be surprised if you’re welcomed by firecrackers, as they are used to keep the spirits away and to greet visitors. Before the city of Macau was established, this building was most likely constructed by Chinese fishermen who lived in the region at that time. It is dedicated to A-Ma, otherwise known as Mazu, the goddess said to protect seafarers. The name of the city is also said to be a Cantonese derivative of A-Ma-Gau, A-Ma Bay. The temple, whose current layout dates back to 1828, is divided into six pavilions: the Gate Pavilion, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence, Zhengjiao Chanlin, the Hall of Guanyin and the Memorial Arch.


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