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Kun Iam Tong

Identification

Kun Iam Tong
220556

Structure in General

temple
existing [completed]

Facts

  • This Buddhist temple dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy was founded in the 13th century and the present buildings date from 1627.
  • The Kun Iam Temple is the oldest organized temple in Macau.
  • A statue of Kun Iam adorns the main hall.
  • Four festivals a year are dedicated to Kun Iam.
  • The current temple buildings date back to a reconstruction that was undertaken in 1627.
  • This is perhaps the most impressive of Macau's three oldest temples.
  • Inside is the Hall of the Three Precious Buddhas and Hall of the Buddha of Longevity.
  • Kun Iam Temple has a lotus pond (the lotus is supposed to have grown into the shape of the Chinese character for longevity).

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Location

Avenida do Coronel Mesquita
Macao
Macau
Macao
China

Technical Data

1627
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