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11.8.13

Kun Iam Temple, Macau.



Kun Iam Temple is another interesting sight of Macau.


Though the current buildings date to a restoration performed in 1627, the original temple dates back to the 1400s and is one of only two temples in the city to pre-date the arrival of the Portuguese in Macau.

The mixture of incense coils, rocks and neon flags is somewhere in between gay pride as seen from the 80's and Indiana Jones. Now seriously, it makes a nice contrast from the European looking part of the city as the last stop before getting in to the casino madness of Taipa and Coloanne.

The likeness of Kun Iam, the Goddess of Mercy, is in the main hall; to the left of the altar and behind glass is a statue of a bearded arhat rumoured to represent Marco Polo. The first treaty of trade and friendship between the USA and China was signed at round stone table in the temple’s terraced gardens in 1844.















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