Visiting Macau Temple

The temple is called A-MA Temple and is located near the water. According to our tour guide, the temple area was where the Portuguese arrived. The sailors asked the natives for the name of their land and the natives kept saying Magook which was the name of the temple, the Portuguese misheard it as Macau; henceforth the Portuguese named the place ‘MACAU’.



The temple is very much ancient Chinese and has a lot of painting and the temple consists of 6 main parts and we managed to walk it all. There was a tree that is thousands of years old, the tour guide said whoever takes a picture of themselves with their loved ones under the tree,  will never break up so we took over 100 pictures. JUST KIDDING maybe like 99.


The temple is one of the most visited and iconic places to visit in Macau and it was indeed a fun trip.


Bellion Travels – 9 Hours in Macau

We booked our trip with to be able to explore Macau quickly and with a group of people. The tour consisted of 2 Indian families, 3 old single Singaporean ladies, 3 Israeli men, 2 couples from Australia, group of Filipino retirees from the US and there was us.

In our 9 hours in the city of Macau, we managed to do a lot and also learn a lot. So let me take you for a tour around Macau, the Chinese city which was colonised by the Portuguese and gained Independence on 20 Dec. 1999.

Our tour started from Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal. We took the Turbo Jet to get to Macau crossing the South China Sea.

Here is what we did in 9 hours.

  1. Visited UNESCO Centre and St. Pauls Complex
  2. Walking Tour Through Senado Square (Largo de Senado)
  3. Bought Portuguese Tarts and Macau Biscuits from the local market located near St. Pauls Comples.
  4. Walked the Portuguese Alley
  5. Galaxy Macau Casino for Lunch
  6. Taoist Ma Temple
  7. Sands Macau Casino – To Try Our Luck
  8. Tour of Macau Tower Observation Deck: We decided not to go up because the weather wasn’t pleasant so the view wouldn’t be amazing. The Tower offers the highest Bungee Jump in the world.

We got dropped back to the ferry to head back to Hong Kong.

Tip: It always rains in Macau, so get an umbrella because they charge a lot.

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