The Temple was built around the 5th year of the reign of Emperor Jiaqing (1800) by local sea traders, as its inscription says. The belief in Kun Iam, the Goddess of Mercy, is very popular in Macao, and the legend has it said that the kind and righteous Kun Iam often protected fishermen and seafarers so that they could return home safely. The Temple has a long history of bringing luck and peacefulness to the small town. It also witnesses the development with the passage of time. This temple, together with Tin Hau Ancient Temple, Tam Kong Temple and Sam Seng Temple, are named the Four Temples of Coloane taken care by a local charity group.