Tam Kong Temple
The Tam Kong Temple bears a fine toll roof, decorated with porcelain figures, and is dedicate to the Taoist god of seafarers – Tam Kong (Tin Hau). Beside his image, the temple contains a four foot long model of a dragon boat made from whalebone, with a crew of wooden men in red robes and yellow hats.
There is also a dramatic mural of a tiger with a club, orange striped and big eyed, against a background of rocks and twisted pines.
There are two temples dedicated to Tin Hau in Coloane village. The larger on Largo Tin Hau Miu has a traditional fire engine at it’s entrance, which had to be wheeled in by hand. A short distance from here, off Travessa da Republica is a smaller temple, with some brilliant gilded carvings over the entrance and a moongate facing the sea.
Address: Avenida de Cinco de Outubro, Largo Tam Kong Miu, Coloane
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bus routes nearby: 15, 21A, 25, 26A
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