When the Portuguese landed outside a temple on the coast, they asked the natives about the name of the temple. The natives called it A-Ma-Gok (Pavilion of the Mother). The Portuguese named the peninsula as Macau based on the temple name. A-Ma temple is dedicated to Chinese Sea-goddess Mazu and is located in Sao Lourenco in Macau. It was built in 1488 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Macau. This Buddhist Temple consists of Six parts -Gate Pavilion, Memorial Arch, The Prayer Hall, Hall of Benevolence, Hall of Guanyin and Buddhist Pavilion.
In 2005, it became one of the designated sites for Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Miniature sheet was issued by Macau on 29 Ap 1997 on A-Ma temple.
Myanmar issued a set of two stamps on World Buddhist Summit 2004 which was held in Yangon, Myanmar. The stamps featuring Flags of various nations and Buddhist Temples were issued on 09 Dec 2004. Indian Flag is also featured on the stamp.
Afghanistan issued a stamp on Buddhas of Bamiyan on 27 Sep 1985 on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of World Tourism Organisation. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 6th Century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan 230 kms north west of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres. The statues represented the classical blended style of Gandhara art. They were dynamited and destroyed in Mar 2001.These remnants of Buddha statues are included on 2008 World Monuments watch list of 100 most endangered sites by World Monuments Fund.