A-Ma Temple

Situated at the base of Penha Peninsula is A-Ma Temple, built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The temple is dedicated to the sacred goddess A-Ma, which later was transliterated into 'Macau' by the Portuguese and so became the Portuguese name for Macau. Today this old-time temple is a symbol of Macau and devout worshipers visit the temple to pray for good luck.

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