About A-Ma Temple

A-Ma Temple a Chinese inspired structure hidden away in the Guangdong province near the harbour is one of the most famous and oldest Buddhist temples in Macau. It was built in the year 1488 before the Portuguese and Western colonization of the area. The city of Macau also gets its name from the sea-goddess A-Ma. The temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites is a visual masterpiece. Its striking red coloured walls, oval entrances and small minaret-like towers give the place a mystical feel. The main prayer room pays homage to the sea-goddess and the compact and quain roomt is decorated beautifully in gold and copper, This dimly lit room resonates a sense of calm and peace. One of the best places to find a holy retreat the temple is a must visit.

Must See

  • Different halls, pavilions and courtyards.
  • The Hall of Benevolence is a must see.
  • The Mazu Statue.
  • The Hongren Hall.

How to reach

A-Ma Temple is situated near Barra Square, the southwest part of Macau Peninsula. It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the City Center. By taking bus routes 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 11, 18, 21A, 28B, 55, MT4, and N3 you can alight near the temple. You can also use a Car/Taxi for a comfortable ride to A-Ma Temple.


  • The Buddhist temple is nearly 500 years old.
  • Very photogenic surrounding.
  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • A visit to the temple includes climbing up and down the stairs.
  • Exercise some decorum and respect the religious sensibilities of the locals.
  • A must-see for history enthusiasts.
  • This is hilly terrain so choose your footwear with caution.
  • Try to avoid the morning hours when the tour buses bring the throngs.

Visit Time

Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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0 to 5 mins


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Time you can spend

30 minutes to 2 hours


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