Photographer's Note

A-Ma is a godess that has the main assignment to protect fishermen, but, acknowledging her power, many people are attracted to her temple for peace and good luck.
When the Portuguese arrived at this spot, they asked the locals the name of the place. The answer, in Chinese, sounded something like Ah Mah Gow (meaning the bay of A-Ma), and so the Portuguese established and named the place Macau.

This shot was made below one of the many incense coils hanging from the ceiling, they are everywhere in the three buildings dedicated to A-Ma, in the complex, so be prepared to face the "flying ashes" :)

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