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Na Tcha Temple

English: Na Tcha Temple, Portuguese: Templo de Na Tcha, Traditional: 哪吒廟, Simplified: 哪吒庙

The Na Tcha Temple is a historical place of worship established in 1888.

This temple is among the attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage List and is part of the Historic Centre of Macau.

Na Tcha Temple, Exhibition Room, History, Photos, Hours, Macau

It’s named after Na Tcha, a renowned mythological creature in China who also served as the God of War. This deity was known as courageous but nimble, depicted in paintings and artworks as one who flies in the sky with a fire wheel beneath his feet, as well as a golden hoop known as the cosmic ring. Na Tcha was regarded for his victory over the Dragon King, and because of this, he could protect Chen Tangguan, his hometown.

The Na Tcha Temple is highly revered in Macau today because many are still faithful to this deity. For these reasons, the temple was built to provide worshippers with a dedicated place to pray to him.

The temple’s architecture has clear traditional Chinese influences, such as a worship pavilion, flush-gable roof, and entrance porch. The structure was made out of brick walls that were painted grey, and there are some beautiful paintings that you can find on its walls.

Given its proximity to St. Paul’s Ruins, visitors can admire the dichotomy and diversity that exists in Macau: a Western church right next to a Chinese temple. This is the only spot in the country where these attractions are located side by side, showcasing the harmonious relationship between East and West.

The temple is open daily from 8am to 5pm, and entrance is free of charge. If you can visit during the 18th day of the 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, you will be lucky enough to witness the special traditions and festivities that take place here.

The Na Tcha Temple is one of the spectacular places of worship that is a must-visit in Macau.

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6 Calçada de S. Paulo (next to Ruins of St. Paul’s), Macau, Macau

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Mon - Sun: 8am - 5pm

Na Tcha Exhibition Room
Thu - Tue: 10am - 6pm (No admission after 5:30pm)
Closed on Wednesdays
Open on Public Holidays

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