Kun Iam Temple

sights / Religious

Kun Iam Temple information

Location
Macau , China
Address
2 Avenida do Coronel Mesquita
Getting there
Bus: 1A, 10, 18A, stop Travessa de Venceslau de Morais
Opening hours
7am-5.30pm
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Macau’s oldest temple was founded in the 13th century, but the present structures date back to 1627. Its roofs are embellished with porcelain figurines and its halls are lavishly decorated. Inside the main one stands the likeness of Kun Iam, the Goddess of Mercy; to the left of the altar is a statue of a bearded arhat rumoured to represent Marco Polo. The first Sino-American treaty was signed at a round stone table in the temple's terraced gardens in 1844.