Macau Na Tcha Temple is a Chinese temple located on reclaimed Santo Antonio, Macau. We offer complete Na Tcha Temple tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. Na Tcha Temple, next to the Ruins of St. Paul's is a tiny 1888 Chinese temple that was erected as an attempt to stop a plague that devastated Macau at that time.
The Na Tcha Temple was built in homage to the child god of war. It is believed that it was built to put an end to the plague ravaging the region during that time.
The small traditional Chinese temple is a simple, single chamber building measuring 8.4 meters long and 4.51 meters wide. The entrance porch opens to the temple building measuring 5 meters in depth. The building is painted gray, with few ornamentations, except for paintings on walls under the entrance porch. The temple's roof, rising five meters, is of the traditional yingshan style. True to traditional Chinese architecture, the Na Tcha has protective ceramic animal figures on its ridge.
The Procession of Na Tcha’s Image is a tradition held annually on the 18th day of the fifth month in Chinese lunar calendar, on the birthday of Na Tcha. On that day, the statue of Na Tcha in the temple will be transferred in Chinese "invited" into a golden sedan which will be carried along the main streets of Macau.