Category: Temple

St Miguel Arcanjo Cemetery

When speaking of St. Miguel’s Cemetery, not a lot of people might know about such place. However, after recalling the name “The old cemetery”, majority locals would then know about the spot right away. The name “St Michael” came from one of the archangels named Michael (Portuguese translation: St Miguel Arcanjo). According to the Catholic bible that recorded, Archangel Michael...

Ching Ming Ancestor’s Food Deliveries

Tomb sweeping during Ching Ming Festival and returning hometown worship family’s ancestor; Is one of the most important customs and traditional activities for most Chinese in Macau. Since majority of Macau resident’s ancestors originate from Mainland China mainly; thus most seniors and young generations need to go back their hometown for worships during Ching Ming Festivals each year. Ching Ming...

The return of today’s Mandarin House

This year we’re lucky enough randomly selected in the “Cultural Guided Tour” organised by the Museum of Macau. The entire historic site tour last for three and a half hours, in which on site itineraries included the return of the Mandarin House. Unexpectedly would like to revisit again the ever every corner and detail of this heritage place. The Mandarin...

Former Chong Sai Pharmacy

Located at No. 80 in Rua das Estalagens, built prior 1890s. It is one of the classic residential location point sitting on the ground floor. It was also the place where Dr. Sun Yat-sen opened his first pharmacy. It also known as the first Chinese Western Doctor, established a western pharmacy store. Acting an important role bewtween the outpatients and...

Horta da Mitra Seng Kei Rice Rolls

Every time revisiting Horta da Mitra, it always immerse with a kind of simple, easy to find location looking for great food. They never appeared as one of the most busiest tourist attraction point; What they try to promote themselves was the true human touches of Macau’s neighborhood area and captured over hunderd years of homy-hearted ambience; that’s why their...

Coloane Kiu Kei Cafe

Today just finished off walking around the Morro de Hac Sa Family Trail at Long Chao Kok; it mearly took us an hours walk journey. Right after, everyone’s start to think of Kiu Kei Cafe which, needless to say; all arrived at Coloane’s Avenida de Cinco de Outubro meeting area; all spent only five minutes time for a street car...

God of Land Temple

Ribeira do Patane Temple The oldest temple God of the land in Macau named “Wing Fook Ancient Society” in Patane Temple. Historical record shown built in Song Dynasty, almost 700 years of age. It is the largest temple in Macau with the longest history; one of the five local temples constructed in the Ming Dynasty. The Patane God of land...

St. Anthony’s Parish’s Luís de Camões Park

Luís de Camões Park  is near the St. Anthony’s Church, the Casa Garden, neighboring Protestant Cemetery; is located in front of the Park. It is one of the historic parks in Macau too, covering an area total of 20,000 square meters. Built in the middle of the eighteenth century and was originally the park villa from one of the wealthy...

The Four Famous Macau Pàtios and Becos (Part 2)

Today we continue to discuss the remaining two famous Pátio da Ilusão and my favorite Patio das Seis Casa. Pátio da Ilusão Located in the small streets, Pátio da Ilusão, also known as “Go Lao Lei”, located in the old shop. From rumor people who smoked opium in the houses got its name; consisted merge-in of five houses. Two houses...

The Four Famous Macau Pàtios and Becos (Part 1)

The formation of “Wai” and “Li” (Pàtios and Becos) appear in old times, where business monopoly deadlock released after the Second Opium War; (Speaking of the prosperity of the relationship between the Thirteen Hongs of Canton and the Chinese merchants). After the war in the 16th century, Chinese communities gradually began direct trade with foreigners. These communities began to earn...