The Las Vegas Of Asia
Macau known as Special administrative region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China is located on the south coast of China. It is famous for its casinos, elegant nightlife and entertainment. Macau is a place where you can experience the hybrid of Chinese and Portuguese heritage.
Perfect Destination For Your Trip
The trip to Macau can be of 2-3 days if you are travelling to Eastern Asia. Generally, it is a perfect stopover for your trip to Hong Kong. The transport from Hong Kong to Macau’s international airport is quite easy. You can take one-hour flight or ferry from the airport or downtown.
Even though being a part of China, you can still observe the Portuguese experience in Macau in everything from the stunning architecture to the legendary food. A variety of travelling experience from the heritage sites, museums, temples to beaches can be imbibed here. It is the place where the nature and architecture of man can be combined enjoyed.
The Historic Centre Of Macao
Among its greatest treasures, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, “The Historic Centre of Macau” is made up of 30 buildings and monuments of both Portuguese and Chinese origin. It shows the impressive architecture and temples and beautiful mansions.
Macau’s urban centre surrounded by traditional Portuguese cobblestones and pastel-colored neo-classical buildings. It is located in the central area of the Macau Peninsula. This is one of the four largest squares in Macau; the others being Praça do Centro Cultural, Praça do Lago Sai Van and Praça do Tap Seac.
Approximately 10 minutes’ drive from Senado Square rests the 338-metre Macau Tower, where visitors can not only enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Macau from the Observation Lounge or revolving restaurant, but also those with an adventurous side can bungee jump or test their mettle and ‘walk in the sky’ instead, on the outer perimeter that encircles the tower.
It is the most populous and historic part of Macau. The peninsula has many top attractions from lighthouse, casinos to historic sites. The ruins if the church of St Paul, church of St Joseph, Macau museum of art, A-Ma temple are few of the top attractions of Macau Peninsula.
Taipa Island, joined to downtown Macau by three bridges and discover a village with an exotic fusion of East and West. Walking around the place with classic villas and old-style Chinese shops and enjoying delicious food is the speciality of the place. While modern Macau dazzles with impressive architecture and luxury resorts, Taipa Village offers a more traditional experience.
Other Things To Do In Macau
There are a number of other things that you can do while in Macau. You can munch on Portuguese egg tart, visit the ruins of St. Paul at night, view senado square from Leal Senado building, take advantage of the casinos’ free shuttles, go back in time in the Fisherman’s Wharp, appreciate architecture by church hopping.
Generally, the Macau trip is planned along with Hong Kong and the combined charges can be around 40-60 thousand rupees. The expense of hotel can be higher in Macau but excluding it, the trip is quite manageable.