Kun Iam Temple & Lin Fung Temple

Kun Iam Temple

Kun Iam Temple is the most impressive and magnificent of the three most famous temples of Macau, and the other two are A-Ma Temple and Lin Fung Temple (Lotus Temple). With a history dating back as early as 1632 in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it has many similarities with ancient Chinese temples. It is also known as the site of the first Sino-American treaty which was signed in 1844.

Kun Iam Temple has three main shrines suited one behind another. It consists of one Hall of Sakyamuni, one Buddha of Longevity Hall and one Kun Iam Hall with several small shrines around these three main halls.
 

Hall of Sakyamuni

Facing the gate of the Buddhist monastery, the Hall of Sakyamuni is dedicated with three gilded statues. The statue of Sakyamuni sits in the middle. A bronze bell, over 300 years old, hangs beside the hall.
 

Buddha of Longevity Hall

Buddha of Longevity adorns the Longevity Hall. Serene and mild, this statue is a symbol of Buddha's purpose: to deliver all living creatures from torment.
 

Kun Iam Hall

Kun Iam Hall is the most important hall there. Kun Iam, arrayed in embroidered silk and in crown, is flanked by the Eighteen Buddhas. One of them is said to be carved in the image of Marco Polo who studied Buddhism in Kun Iam Temple.
 

Terraced Gardens in Kun Iam Temple

At the back of Kun Iam Temple are terraced gardens. The first Sino-American treaty Wong Ha (Wangxia) Treaty was signed on one of the stone desks here. In addition, many calligraphic masterpieces and cultural relics are brought together in Kun Iam Temple.
 

How to get to Kun Iam Temple

Take bus 12, 17, 18B, 18, 23, or 28C to Kun Iam Temple.

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours 7:30 - 1700


Lin Fung Temple (Lotus Temple)

Lin Fung Temple, together with A-Ma Temple and Kun lam Temple are the three most famous temples in Macau. It was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and originally named Tianfei Temple. The building's current architectural design is the result of several reconstructions undertaken from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

The entire complex of Lin Fung Temple is comprised of a cluster of palaces. Tianhou Palace, which is in the center of the complex, is dedicated to Kwan-yin. The Emperor Wu Palace is located to the left and Renshou Palace (the Palace of Benevolence and Longevity) is located to the right of Tianhou Palace. Yiling Palace, Shennong Palace, Juyong Palace, and Doumu Palace are also parts of the complex.

In front of Lin Fung Temple is a spacious square surrounded by stone enclosures. Ancient trees with thick leaves grow in the square. Behind it there is a small ornamental garden with pavilions, flowers and grass. In addition, in the temple itself there is a lotus pond. During summer, the pond flourishes with green leaves and fragrant flowers. Behind the lotus pond is a screen decorated with writhing dragons and giant cyprinoids.

Lin Fung Temple is of visiting value also because of the national hero, Lin Zexu (1785-1850) and other Chinese mandarins' arrivals. In 1839, Lin Zexu stayed here and interviewed the officials of Portugal and Macau. It was here where he prohibited the trade of opium completely. In commemoration, there is a stone statue of Lin Zexu which stands three meters height (about ten feet). In November 1997, the Memorial Hall of Lin Zexu was established next to Tianhou Palace to praise his bravery and nobility.
 

How to get to Lin Fung Temple

Take bus 1A, 8A, 8, 10, 27, 28B, 29 or N1B to Lin Fung Temple.

Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours 7:00 - 17:00


 Nearby Attractions:
 Lou Lim leoc Garden
 Sun Yat-Sen Park

- Last modified on Jul. 04, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Kun Iam Temple & Lin Fung Temple
Asked by Ivan from INDONESIA | Dec. 09, 2015 07:16Reply
How to travel in Macau?
Hi Guys, I will stay there next week. I booked Venetian Hotel already.I have several questions :

1. How to go to Ruins of St Paul from Venetian Hotel?
2. How to go to Senado Square from Ruins of St Paul?
3. How to go to Ah Ma Temple from Senado Square?
4. How to go to Kun Iam Temple from Ah Ma Temple?
5. How to back to hotel from this Temple?

Would be very helpful if anyone can share link with bus route.
Thank you.

Cheers,

Ivan
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from FRANCE | Dec. 10, 2015 02:34
20Reply


1. Take bus no.26A to get to Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. Then walk northeast around 550 yards (500 meters).
2. Just walk south around 580 yards (520 meters).
3. Take direct bus no.11 to arrive at the scenic area.
4. Take bus no.18, get off at Kwan-yin Temple Station. Then walk northeast around 60 yards (50 meters).
5. Take bus no.25X to get to Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança. Then walk southwest around 550 yards (500 meters) to arrive at the hotel.
Asked by BK Teo from MALAYSIA | Nov. 09, 2015 02:05Reply
What is the bus no to get from Casa Real hotel to St Paul's Ruin, Kun Lam temple & Senado Square?
Answers (1)
Answered by Danny from USA | Nov. 09, 2015 19:40
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To St. Paul's Ruin: take bus line 5 from AV. R. Rodriques/Hotel Station, and get off at Kam Pek Community Station.
To Kun Lam Temple: take bus line 2, 2A, or 6 from Cons Falmeida/ Holland Garden Station, and get off at Cons Falmeida/ Pak Wei Station.
To Senado Square: take bus line 5 from AV. R. Rodriques/Hotel Station, and get off at Centro/ Infante D. Henrique Station.
Asked by Indra Tjitra Salim from INDONESIA | Jun. 18, 2014 02:00Reply
How to go from Venetian hotel to Guan Yin Temple in Macau?
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Answered by Cindy from INDONESIA | Jun. 25, 2015 01:04
11Reply


You can walk to Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança to take the bus No. 25 to Avenida de Horta e Costa. Then walk about 450 yards to the temple.
Asked by King Kong from HONG KONG | Jun. 07, 2014 20:26Reply
How do I take bus in Macau? Do I need exact change? Any prepaid card like Octopus in Hong Kong?
Answers (3)
Answered by Eden from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 08, 2014 01:36
11Reply


You can use the Macao Pass (similar to the Octopus) or the changes to take the public bus.
If you do not have the Pass, you need to have the exact change for taking the buses.
Answered by King Kong from HONG KONG | Jun. 10, 2014 08:20
10Reply


Thanks Eden, but where can I buy the Macau Pass?
Answered by Eden | Jun. 10, 2014 21:18
10Reply


You can get a Pass at many places such as all the OK Convenience Store, 7- Eleven, Royal Supermarket and Macao Pass Service Center.
Asked by Erda Spears from INDONESIA | Apr. 05, 2014 08:28Reply
Bus from Kun Iam Temple to Seac Pai Van Park then to Lord Stow Garden Cafe in Macau?
Hi, I would like to ask how to reach Seac Pai Van Park from the Temple? I want to see grand pandas there.
Then I plan to visit Lord Stow Garden Cafe right after. I prefer public transport.
Thank's!
Answers (1)
Answered by Sara from US | Apr. 06, 2014 02:09
01Reply


From the Temple, you can walk to the Sunny View Garden Station to take the bus line 25 to reach Seac Pai Van Terminal Station and then walk to the Seac Pai Van Park.
After visiting, you can take the same line 25 to reach the bus' terminal at Hac-sa/EDF HELLENE Garden Station.
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