Overview Macau

Visiting Macau

Situated on the western side of China’s Pearl River Delta, the long-time Portuguese colony of Macau has recently come into its own, combining its rich Euro-tinged history with a distinctly Chinese flair, and drawing tourists to its many historic sites and excellent casinos.

From the wave-like pavement of Senado Square to the top of Guia Hill, the legacy of Portuguese occupation is omnipresent in Macau. Sites like the Ruins of the Church of St. Paul and Monte Forte are perennially popular tourist attractions, while museums like the Maritime Museum serve to document and exhibit the city’s rich mixed history.

Casinos are king in Macau, from the 1960s charm of the Hotel Lisboa Casino to the Vegas-like grandeur of the ... Read More
Situated on the western side of China’s Pearl River Delta, the long-time Portuguese colony of Macau has recently come into its own, combining its rich Euro-tinged history with a distinctly Chinese flair, and drawing tourists to its many historic sites and excellent casinos.

From the wave-like pavement of Senado Square to the top of Guia Hill, the legacy of Portuguese occupation is omnipresent in Macau. Sites like the Ruins of the Church of St. Paul and Monte Forte are perennially popular tourist attractions, while museums like the Maritime Museum serve to document and exhibit the city’s rich mixed history.

Casinos are king in Macau, from the 1960s charm of the Hotel Lisboa Casino to the Vegas-like grandeur of the Casino at Venetian Macau, which boasts 3,400 slots machines and 800 gambling tables over its ½ million square feet. The Macau Tower is home to some of the city’s top recreation, boasting a host of shopping and dining options in addition to an observation deck with the best views around.

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Stories and Tips Macau

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Church of St. Dominic’s

Written by LenR on 01 Apr, 2009

The Church of Sto. Domingo is one of the most beautiful churches in Macau. You will not miss this yellow and green building as you walk from Leal Senado plaza to the ruins of St Paul’s.Sto. Domingo is a baroque Filipino style church built by…Read More


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Mount Fortress and Macau Museum

Written by LenR on 01 Apr, 2009

Tel: 8399 6699 (fortress); 2835 7911 (Museum).Mount Fortress, built in 1617-26, occupies a hilltop to the east of the ruins of St. Paul′ s. It was constructed by the Jesuits as part of a complex which also included the college and church of St. Paul′…Read More


Casinos Galore: Las Vegas vs. Macau

Written by Parradise on 10 Mar, 2007

As a resident of the Bay Area in California, we frequent Las Vegas on the weekends. The clanging of the slot machines, the scantily clad cocktail waitresses, and long buffet lines were not to be found anywhere here in Macau. Over the past two years, Macau…Read More


Getting There

Written by Parradise on 10 Mar, 2007

Sail Away! Catching a ferry from Hong Kong is quite easy. TurboJet operates hydrofoils every 15-30 minutes, 7 days a week and offers trips less frequently into the wee hours of the morning up to 6am (www.www.turbojet.com.hk).  We left from the Ferry Terminal in Central.…Read More


Must Eats

Written by Parradise on 10 Mar, 2007

Two things that you must try while you are here:1) Portuguese Egg Tart - This is very similar to the egg tart found in Hong Kong in the bakeries and at dim sum except for one difference, they have swirls of black on them from…Read More


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In the Streets of Macau

Written by writeonthespot on 09 Nov, 2005

Macau is such a colorful place. It is full of arts, history, and sights. By day it reveals the Portuguese-inspired buildings as well as traces of Chinese heritage through its temples. Senate Square is a place that marries the old and the new with its…Read More


Getting There

Written by travel2000 on 08 Nov, 2000

Though there is a brand new international airport in Macau, most people arrive in Hong Kong and take a side trip to Macau. There are jetfoils, the fastest mode of transport to Macau taking just under one hour. The pier to leave from is the…Read More


Visit Macau by Saving Up 30%

Written by kite417 on 12 Dec, 2008

u know Cirque du Soleil has got a show on stage in Macau. It is an interesting city n is known as the Las Vegas in Asia, and used to be a Portuguese enclave. So don’t be impressed with the massive Portuguese architectures there.…Read More


Reasonable Packages from Sydney to Macau

Written by kite417 on 03 Dec, 2008

Nowadays, many travel companies introduce reasonable packages to bush sales. I saw one on www.macau.com, 3D 2N package with round-trip flights SYDMFM and Cirque du Solei show ticket. Only cost $855.I once watched Alegria, one of Cirque du Solei show in Sydney. It is amazing!…Read More


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