Friday, October 3, 2014

Ama Temple

We went to Ama temple, which is actually the namesake of Macau, today. When the Portuguese showed up, they asked what the city was called, but they people here did not speak Portuguese, so they thought they were asking what the area was called. Ama cau means "Ama Bay", so they thought it was "ah! Macau!" Anyway, I thanked the Buddha with three incense sticks for my time here and that I have such a wonderful husband who lets me come here...

Side note: the giant things that look like rockets or fireworks are actually crazy big incense sticks. They cost only about $250 and will burn for several days. There's a door in that picture to give you a sense of scale.

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