Well according to Wikipedia:
“A-Ma Temple (Chinese: 媽閣廟; Chinese: 妈阁庙 Jyutping: Maa1 Gok3 Miu6; pinyin: Māgé Miào; Portuguese: Templo de A-Má), situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, is one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau. Built in 1488, the temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen.
The name Macau is thought to be derived from the name of the temple. It is said that when the Portuguese sailors landed at the coast just outside the temple and asked the name of the place, the natives replied “媽閣” (Jyutping: “Maa1 Gok3”). The Portuguese then named the peninsula “Macao”. The temple was well described in ancient Chinese texts, as well as represented in paintings, related to Macao. It is also one of the first scenes photographed in Macao.”
I love my photos in this temple. There are lots of people putting their prayer cards and I even saw one girl crying while praying. I think it is really a holy place for them.
This is my #selfie with the temple guard haha:
It’s nice to know different cultures and beliefs. I’m also blessed that I have a chance to travel to amazing places like this one. I can’t wait to explore the world more, later this year.