Kun Iam temple is one of the magnificent and more impressive temples of the Macau and the other two being A-Ma Temple and Lin Fung Temple or Lotus Temple. It has history which takes us back to as early as the year 1632 in the Ming dynasty. It has many similarities with that of the ancient Chinese temples. This temple is also famous as it was the site where the first Sino American Treaty was signed in the year 1844.
Kun Iam Temple has mainly three shrines suited one behind the other. It also consists of the Hall of Sakyamuni, one Hall of Buddha of Longevity and Kum Iam hall having many small shrines around these three main halls. The Hall of Sakyamuni faces the gate of the Buddhist monastery and is dedicated with the three gilded statues. The statue of Sakyamuni sits in the middle. There is a bronze bell which is more than 300 years old hanging besides the hall. The Longevity hall is adorned by the Buddha of Longevity. Mild and serene, this statue is the symbol of purpose of Buddha for delivering all living creatures form torment. Kun Iam hall is the significant hall of the temple. Kun Iam is arrayed in embroidered silk and in crown it is flanked by eighteen Buddhas. It is said that one of them is to be carved in the image of Marco Polo who has studied Buddhism in this temple.
There are terraced garden at the back of this temple. The first Sino-American treaty Wogn Ha or Wangxia Treaty was signed on one of the stone desks here. In addition to this, there are many calligraphic works here. You can also find some cultural relics which were brought together in this temple. This well decorated and furnished temple is worth a visit.