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A-Ma Temple
The A-Ma Temple: Sited in the southwest Peninsula, it is the oldest and most renowned temple in Macau, whose name is derived from A-Ma-Gau “Place of A-Ma”.It was built in 1488 by the Ming dynasty and was dedicated to Matsu, the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen.
The Temple provides calm and fantastic views, and contains a series of classical Chinese architectural treasures. Its festival is on the 23rd day of the 3rd moon (April or May).

Lin Fung Temple: Built during the Ming dynasty and re-constructed in the Qing dynasty, it is a complex of a cluster of palaces. The most important palace is Tianhou Palace dedicated to Kwan-yin and placed in the center of the complex.
The temple is surrounded by stone enclosures, ancient trees ornamental gardens and lotus pond. There is also a stone statue of Lin Zexu, the local hero of the Opium War.
Lin Fung

Guia Fortress
Guia Fortress: Built in the early 17th century during the Ming dynasty, it was constructed in the top of Guia Hill (the highest pick of Macau) to defend Macau from attacks from the sea.
This observatory post of 91 meters high, allows panoramic views of the whole Peninsula. Its whitewashed lighthouse atop was the primary to light the South China Sea. The Fortress preserves its ancient a reservoir, warehouse and barracks; and today it’s the Macao’s Museum.

Ruins of St. Paul: It is a Christian church constructed during the 17th century that has become the most well-known landmark of Macau. The church, built with European Baroque style, suffered three severe fire accidents; the last one occurred in 1835 destroying the whole structure except the front wall, which is still known as "Great Sanba Archway".
Great Sanba Archway is 27 meters tall, 23.5 meters wide, and 2.7 meters thick. It recently has been restored.
St. Paul

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