Foto Friday: Contrasting Religions in Macau

Foto Friday: Contrasting Religions in Macau

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of a Buddhist temple next to the Ruins of St. Paul, in Macau

Macau is an interesting place in that it is filled with various religions. Because Macau was once a Portuguese colony, there is a sizable Roman Catholic community. One of the most famous sites, the Ruins of St. Paul, are the ruins of a 16th-century Cathedral dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle.

While we were exploring the ruins on our second trip to Macau, we noticed that there were a few Buddhist temples surrounding the area. We walked down to explore one of these temples, which was nearly touching the old wall of the Cathedral. I found it interesting, not too mention, surprising to see these two contrasting places of worship, built so closely together.

Macau

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