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Tam Kung Temple

English: Tam Kung Temple, Portuguese: Templo de Tam Kung, Traditional: 譚公廟, Simplified: 谭公庙

Tam Kung Temple is a famous old temple in Coloane.

It was constructed in the 19th century to pay tribute to Tam Kung, the God of the Sea.

Tam Kung Temple, History, Taoist, Dragon Boat Altar, Coloane, Macau

The temple can easily be spotted thanks to its vibrant red facade. Guardian lions greet visitors at the entrance, and once you get inside, many traditional temple features can be admired. These include an ancient drum and bell, as well as incense cauldrons. One of the most interesting things here is a boat carved out of a whalebone found by the main chamber.

The best time to visit the Tam Kung Temple is during the Feast of Tam Kung, which takes place annually on the 8th day of the 4th lunar month. This is when the temple area comes alive with festivities, including fireworks, dances, and Chinese opera performances, among many others. However, even during other times of the year, the temple’s quaint surroundings, zen atmosphere, and unique features make it a must-visit for tourists.

From here, you can visit other popular temples. The Tin Hau Temple is only a few minutes away; its name literally translates to Heavenly Empress Temple. It was estimated to have been built in 1785 and dedicated to the Empress Tin Hau, and it’s also the oldest temple in all of Coloane. There are many historical relics in the various spaces, including the main hall, front hall, and atrium. An object of interest is the traditional dragon boat model.

Other tourist landmarks within the area include the Kun Iam Temple, Sam Seng Temple, and Chapel of St. Francis Xavier.

What is the Tam Kung Temple address?
Avenida de Cinco de Outubro,
Largo Tam Kong Miu, Coloane, Macau

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