20 things i love about macao :
1.Visit the Canidrome, the only greyhound racing stadium in all of Asia, and have fun betting on which dog will win the races. About 300 dogs race every day, and the minimum betting amount is 10 Macanese patacas, or about 1 dollar and twenty five cents.
2. Ascend and bungee jump 223 meters (732 feet) off the Macau Tower. This is one of the world’s highest bungee jumping experiences, and the sensation of falling at up to 200 kilometers per hour is incomparable to any other high.
3.Check out the Mau Giant Panda Pavilion, one of the most popular and fun parts of the Seac Pai Van Park. Here, two giant pandas named Kai Kai and Xin Xin welcome visitors every day. They live in a 3000 square meter enclosure with outdoor and indoor facilities, and admission costs only 10 patacas. Children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over can get in for free.
4.The Ruins of St. Paul’s are the most distinctive and memorable structures that represent Macau to the world. Anyone who comes to Macau must visit them. The Church of Mater Dei and St. Paul’s College were constructed between 1602 and 1640 and were mostly burned down in 1835. The remnants still stand and boast Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite architecture styles, along with biblical images, Chinese characters, Japanese chrysanthemums, the statues of Jesuit saints, Chinese lions, and mannerist art. This is a stunning blend of Eastern and Western art and culture, and is wistful suggestion of what once was and what might have been had not most of it been destroyed.
5.Just above the Ruins of St. Paul’s is the Fortaleza do Monte, which is part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fortaleza sits atop a hill and features tree-lined parks and paths, a series of stone walls, streets, and buildings, and cannons lining the walls that used to defend the city from foreign invaders. There is also the Museum of Macau and the former residence of the Governors of Macau to see on the hill. See Macau’s skyscrapers and neighborhoods from the peak of the hill, and you will feel like you’re on top of the world.
6.If you’re tired of gambling, browse the many high-end shops and restaurants located in the major casinos, which give the shopping centers and casinos in Las Vegas a run for their money. Any store you can think of, including clothing boutiques, jewelers, outdoor retailers, candy shops, and arts and crafts operate in the casino complexes.
7.Looking like a picturesque street in Amsterdam, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is an enormous theme park that provides visitors with over 150 restaurants, shops, casinos, hotels, a replica volcano, forts, a convention center, and water shows. A day spent here is a day well spent.
8.The Historic Centre of Macau includes over twenty churches, parks, and museums that give the best of Macau’s unique bicultural heritage. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that can occupy visitors for at least a couple days of exploring. Check out private homes, cemeteries, fortresses, churches, temples, and commercial streets in the heart of Macau.
9.Designed by Chinese American architect I.M. Pei, the Macau Science Center juts out along the ocean, and is easily visible to people taking ferries, cars, and trains. Its unique silver conical shape resembles a seashell and contains fourteen galleries, a planetarium, and a theater playing Omnimax movies. This landmark will delight many science fans of all ages.
10.Visit the freguesias, or districts of Macau, and marvel at the efficient and ubiquitous rail network that connects all of Macau, spanning land and sea. Tickets are very cheap and transport is fast, so exploring all of Macau is not difficult.
Relax in the Jardim Municipal da Montanha Russa, a park located on a hill that offers a terrific view of the city. The park has a diverse botanical collection, interesting statues, and a go-kart track for children.
11.Relax in the Jardim Municipal da Montanha Russa, a park located on a hill that offers a terrific view of the city. The park has a diverse botanical collection, interesting statues, and a go-kart track for children.
12.The main dish of Macau is minchi, which is minced meat with potato cubes and rice. It is simple and sublime, and exhibits the marriage of Portuguese and Chinese cuisine and culture. Order it in many restaurants across Macau.
13.Eat soft and scrumptious Portuguese egg tarts from any of the countless vendors and restaurants located around the city. This treat was invented and introduced by Portuguese explorers, and is now synonymous with Macanese cuisine. A cup of crumbly dough surrounds a slightly sweet egg custard and sugar center. They are ideally eaten hot and are absolutely delicious.
14.For fans of cars and racing, the Grand Prix Museum is a terrific fit. Check out rare cars, outfits, and records, and learn about racing history here.
15.Tour the city on cycle rickshaws, an increasingly rare form of relaxing transportation. Guides will peddle and drive you around while explaining the history and significance of places throughout Macau. For just $200, you can have a guide accompany and inform you for several hours.
16.In Senado Square is the Holy House of Mercy of Macau, a former hospital, refuge, and charity home. It is constructed in detailed and immaculate Portuguese style and is a place of worship and aid.
17.Take in the European architecture and the bustling crowds at Senado Square. There are few places like this; the bright colonial buildings are gorgeous and make you think you are in Madrid or Lisbon, but the exquisite Chinese signs and temples blend seamlessly and create a rare multicultural environment
18.Oenophiles ought to pay a visit to the Wine Museum, which offers free admission and a variety of exhibits on the history and making of wine. Tools, techniques, photographs, and videos are included to provide education on viniculture, and for some fees, visitors can sample and purchase over 50 selections of wine.
19.Go bowling at the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Cotai, which is a state-of-the-art sports facility that bowlers will be very impressed with
20.The Rua da Tercena is a century-old street ideal for exploring and shopping. It has a fascinating blend of Portuguese and Chinese architecture, colorful buildings, and rare products on sale. You can get a great sense of what living in Macau is like by walking through the streets and letting your whims take you wherever you want to go. Find traditional Chinese artworks, handmade food, and raucous flea markets in this area of town.