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The Green Island and Lin Fong Temple

    The Green Island and Lin Fong Temple had once been listed in the “Ten Sceneries of Macao”. In the works of poet-monk Shi Jishan of late-Ming dynasty, he lauded the beauty of Green Island by likening it to that of fairyland. Wu Yushan had described the scenic view of Lin Fong Temple at night in his works, after taking a boat ride back to the temple from the Green Island. When the surrounding waters of Green Island were reclaimed into land in 1925, Shang Yanliu, the third runner up in the Imperial Examination, had written verses to criticize that the reclamation had ruined the landscape. 
 
    The Lin Fong Temple, already over 300 years old, had been the official temple of Xiangshan county in the past. Lin Zexu, a national hero of Qing dynasty, had received the government officials of the Portuguese administration in Macao during his inspection of the city. The pair of poetic couplets housed in the Lin Zexu Memorial Museum seated in front of the Temple was composed by Lin after his inspection.
 
Address: The intersection between Avenida do Almirante Lacerda and Estrada do Arco, Macao
Bus Route: 1A、8、8A、10、28B、28BX、N1B(Estrada do Arco/ Lin Fong Temple)1A、7、7A、28B、28BX(Estrada do Arco)
Going to next stop: 18 minutes’ walk


Detailed information
Poetry of Yin Guangren in Praise of the Scenescape of Green Island and Lin Fong Temple
The Green Island and Lin Fong Temple