Kun Iam Temple

Admission:

Free

Hours:

Open daily

How to get there:

Located on Avenida do Coronel Mesquita, near the intersection with Avenlda do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida.

Kun Iam Tong Temple is one of Macau's most interesting temples. Dedicated to Kun Iam, Goddess of Mercy, the temple was first built in the 13th century, although the present building only dates back to 1627. Today, the temple complex houses pictures and scrolls dedicated to Buddha and Kun Iam.

Beautiful terraced gardens abound with bird life while numerous fortunetellers divine the futures of temple visitors. It is a lively and active temple and a great place to do some people watching while enjoying the peninsula's atmosphere.

The temple also has historical importance as the spot where the first Sino-American treaty was signed in 1844. The marble table on which the treaty was signed (declaring opium trade illegal) is on display.

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