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Kun Iam Temple, Macau

#18 of 81 in Historic Sites in Macau
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Founded in the 13th Century, Kun Iam Temple is the city’s oldest temple. Lavish porcelain figurines adorn the roof, and other decorations embellish the indoor halls. The two statues inside the main hall represent the eponymous Kun Iam, the Goddess of Mercy, and purportedly Marco Polo, who studied Buddhism in this temple. History buffs won't want to leave without seeing the stone on which the Sino-American treaty was signed in July 1844--marking a significant agreement between two of the world’s economic superpowers. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Macau trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • There are a handful of temples in Macau dedicated to the Kun Iam (Goddess of Mercy) including this large compound on the Avenida do Coronel Mesquita. This Kun Iam Temple is one of the three oldest...  more »
  • The Kun Iam Temple on Avenida do Coronel Mesquita is one of the oldest and most important temples in Macau. The temple dates back to the 13th century but the present compound was constructed in 1627.....  more »

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