A-Ma Temple, situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Macau. Built in 1488, the temple is dedicated to the goddess of seafarers and fishermen Matsu.
The name Macau is thought to be derived from the name of the temple. It is said that when the Portuguese sailors landed at the coast just outside the temple and asked the name of the place, the natives replied "媽閣" (Jyutping: "Maa1 Gok3"). The Portuguese then named the peninsula "Macao". The temple was well described in ancient Chinese texts, as well as represented in paintings. It is also one of the first scenes photographed in China.
In 2005, the temple became one of the designated sites of the Historic Centre of Macau enlisted on UNESCO World Heritage List.
媽閣廟（粵語：ma5 gok3 miu6，「媽」變調為「馬」；葡萄牙語：Templo de A-Má或Templo Chinês da Barra），原稱媽祖閣，主奉海神媽祖，是位於澳門半島西南方的標誌...
A-ma Temple in Macau
Barra square is the plaza in front of the A-Ma temple and Macau's Maritime Museum.
西望洋山（葡萄牙語：Colina da Penha），俗稱主教山，是澳門半島第三高山崗，高海拔62.7公尺。西望洋山西臨內港，前臨南灣，西南接媽閣山。現為澳門半島內高級住宅區之一，屬風順堂區。其名字「西...
西灣湖廣場（葡文: Praca do Lago Sai Van），前稱南灣圓形地（葡文: Rotunda da Baía da Praia Grande）是澳門第二大廣場，位於澳門旅遊塔前面、西灣大橋澳...
人民网澳门2月1日电 （记者 苏宁）蛇年春节初三及初七两日，澳门旅游局将举行"灵蛇献瑞花车汇演"大型户外贺岁活动，内容包括花车巡游、千人汇演、烟花表演及花车展览等，与市民、游客共庆新禧。澳门特区政府旅游...
The nice square along St Augustine's church, in Macau.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.