Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple

Macau

Incense sticks and coils, Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple, Macau, China, Asia

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Literally ‘a community hall for three streets’, this temple was a meeting place for merchants and an adjudication court, before the Chinese Chamber of Commerce came into existence in 1912. It's dedicated to Kwan Yu, the god of war and justice. It gets particularly busy in May, June and July when locals celebrate three festivals in the god’s honour.