#20ThingsILoveAboutMacao 

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"Sink your teeth into a delicious and distinctive Macanese pork chop bun. This sandwich features fried pork between slices of sweet round bread. It is easily found in Macau’s restaurants and is very filling.

The Grand Prix Museum is a motor racing museum in Macau. The museum was inaugurated at the 40th Macau Grand Prix in November 1993. It is co-located with and adjacent to the Macau Wine Museum.

The Macau Fisherman's Wharf is the first theme park in Macau. It is located at Freguesia da Sé in Macau Peninsula, near the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier.

The first chapel was founded in 1622 by the crew and passengers of a ship which had narrowly escaped capture by the Dutch. The chapel served as a point of pilgrimage for sailors embarking on a hazardous voyage.

The most Chinese of all of Macao's gardens is the Lou Lim Ieoc Garden. It was built by a wealthy 19th century Chinese merchant, Lou Kau, and was inherited by his son Lou Lim Ieoc in 1906. When the family fortunes declined the garden fell into ruins, but it was eventually purchased and restored by the government and opened to the public in 1974.

The Guia Fortress is a 17th-century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex. It is in the St. Lazarus Parish, Concelho de Macau. The complex is part of the UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site.

MGM Macau is a 35-story hotel tower with 600 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, a grand casino and private gaming salons for preferred customers. A convertible convention area with 14,455-square-feet of meeting space, world-class spa, swimming pool facilities and a variety of restaurants catering to international tastes and influences.

Longtime maritime museum showcasing the tradition & history of the South China fishing industry.

Macau is one of Asia's best-kept culinary secrets, with an astonishing density of fine-dining options and a vibrant street-food scene. The 'must-try' is the iconic Macanese custard egg tart; some swear by those at Lord Stow's Bakery on Coloane, others argue passionately for those from rival Margaret's Cafe e Nata.

When all that gambling adrenaline starts to take its toll on your nervous system, head to one of Macau's world-class spas for a treatment that's as soothingly indulgent as it may be eye-wateringly expensive.

Spend an entrancing hour or so gazing at one of the big, bumbling pandas who live in Macau’s Giant Panda Pavilion, where you’ll also spot monkeys and lemurs.

A giant ""diamond"" merges from the Galaxy Macau's lobby fountain with flashing colored spotlights.

Set in the same building as the Grand Prix Museum, Macau’s wine museum is Asia's first museum devoted to wine. Reminiscent of a cellar, it offers a snappy history of winemaking, opening with the lovely liquid’s discovery by Egyptians and Phoenicians, then charting its spread from Greece across Europe and beyond.

Macau’s Goddess of Mercy temple was originally founded in the 13th century. Its latest incarnation, which features rooftop porcelain figurines, dates back to 1627.

Las Vegas has its Strip but Macau boasts the Cotai Strip. This area of reclaimed land connecting the ""islands"" of Taipa and Coloane is home to a sprawl of mega-casino hotels.

On the eastern side of Coloane is the black-sand Hac Sa Beach - home of the ultra-romantic Miramar Restaurant that serves Portuguese and Macanese cuisine.

Home to the World's Highest Bungy - 233m. Walk on the wide side with Skywalk, drop off the edge with Skyjump, or take on the World's Highest Urban Tower Climb - 338m

After escaping their hutch at Hugh Heffner’s mansion, the Playboy Bunnies have made it to Asia and the Venetian Macao. The Bellini Lounge doubles as the Playboy club and offers rocket fuelled cocktails, a live house band and a string of live events.

Every bit as cool as it sounds, Lord Stow’s Café preserves the memory of a famous English baker in an apt way – dishing the delicacies he relished.

Looking for some peace and quiet, and a bite of culture to boot? Skip all the bustle of downtown Macau and the Cotai Strip, and head instead down to Coloane."

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