Tam Kuang Temple is a small temple in Coloane village that was constructed in 1862 to honor Tam Kuang, the child God of the Sea. Tam Kuang is known to predict and control the weather.
Behind red doors with the Heavenly Kings painted on them, there is a tiny patio with Tam Kuang’s altar. On the left, a window reveals a bas-relief of a tiger with a cub. It is believed that a tiger accompanies Tam Kuang wherever he travels.
Tam Kuang hosts a 6-meter red dragon boat with tiny rowers in red hats and yellow shirts which is a replica of an original artifact now exhibited in the Macau Maritime Museum.
To celebrate the god, on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month the locals organize festivities and build a bamboo stage for Cantonese opera.