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Na Tcha Ancient Temple

This small temple is one of two dedicated to Na Tcha in Macau, the other being the more famous one just behind The Ruins of St Pauls.

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Sam Seng Kong Temple

The small Sam Seng Kong Temple in Coloane was built in the late Qing Dynasty  (Tongzhi 4th year – 1865).

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Tam Sin Sing / Tam Kung Temple

The Tam Sin Sing Temple (or Tam Kung Temple, as it was commonly known) was built in 1862 in the late Qing Dynasty, and is dedicated to the water god Tam Kung, a water god worshipped in Macau and Hong Kong.

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A-Ma Cultural Village

The A-Ma Cultural Village comprises a large temple complex (Tin Hau temple) and statue to A-Ma which both stand together on a hill top in Coloane.

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Sin Fong Temple

The Sin Fong Temple is dedicated to General Vanguard (Yang Ye) who was a famous general originally from the Northern Han Dynasty, who now is a deity which protects against aggression.

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Lin Fung Temple

Lin Fung Temple (Temple of Lotus) is a Buddhist temple built in 1592. It is famous for its history as a stopping off place for Mandarins visiting Macau (partly due no doubt to it’s proximity with the Chinese border).

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Pak Tai Temple

The temple is dedicated to Pak Tai (北帝廟, literally ‘Northern Emperor’) who is believed to have the divine power to withstand floods and fire.

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Sam Po Temple

This temple was built in 1843, and is is dedicated to Sam Po – a water goddess and third eldest sister of Tin Hau, who is often regarded as the guardian of seafarers (protection against the perils of the sea is a common theme through many of the temples in Macau). ‘Sam Po’ literally means ‘third grandmother’

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I Leng Temple

The I Leng Temple (also known as Ka Sin Tong) is a small temple standing on the Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio (a long street with several temples which crosses right across Taipa village).

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Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple

Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple (三街會館) is located not too far from Senado Square,near St Dominic’s Market (which used to be the old Chinese Bazaar area of the city).

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