Macao, a special administrative region of China and is located very near to HongKong. Its spread in just 32 square km with 2/3rd of land reclaimed from the sea and it holds the most densely population in the world. It will be rightly to name this city as Resort City as it has most luxurious resorts and helped the city to draw income from tourism.
Why Macao ?
Macao offers a variety of tourist attractions caters to everyone need, from solo backpackers to Honeymoon couples, family holidays or a friends get together. The luxurious resorts are great for honeymoon couples or family, where as adventure and colorful nightlife is well suited for solo travelers. The HongKong VISA is free of cost and can be filled online, Macao is just a ferry away from HongKong airport.
Macao weather is no different than HongKong weather and can be hot and humid most of the times. I would suggest to plan your Macao trip either in March-April or October-November time frame when weather is pleasant.
How Macao ?
There are lot of places in Macao to explore and check in on your social media, here is my favorite top 20:
1.St. Paul Chruch
The church was one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia at old times.
The ruins now consist of the southern stone facade, intricately carved between 1620 and 1627 by Japanese Christians in exile from their homeland and local craftsmen under the direction of Italian Jesuit Carlo Spinola and the crypts of the Jesuits who established and maintained the church.
2. The Venetian
The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company. The Venetian is a 39-story, casino hotel on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort
3. Senado Square
The square was named after the Leal Senado, a meeting place for the Chinese and Portuguese in the 16th to 18th centuries, located directly in front of the square, where Leal Senado Building stands today. Many large events in Macau were hosted on the square, this include festival celebrations, flea markets and performances. The governors of Macau also used to inspect their troops there. A number of Hong Kong films in the 1950s and 1960s had scenes shot at the square.
4. Macao Tower
The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. Its observation deck features views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a walking tour around the outer rim. It offers the best view of Macau and in recent years has been used for a variety of adventurous activities. At 233 metres, the Macau Tower's tethered "skyjump" and Bungee jump by AJ Hackett from the tower's outer rim, is the highest commercial skyjump in the world (233 metres),
Taipa is predominantly a growing residential area with many new apartment complexes, mostly up-scale, under construction as of 2006. As a new town of Macau, Taipa has better city planning than Macau Peninsula
6. Fisherman Wharf
The complex includes over 70 stores and restaurants in buildings built in the style of different world seaports such as Cape Town, and Amsterdam, a convention and exhibition centre, a marina, two hotels and a casino spanning over 133,000 m2 of area. The theme park gets 40% of its area from reclamation from the sea.
7. Monte Fort
The fort was built between 1617 and 1626 on the 52 metres tall Mount Hill, located directly east of the Ruins of St. Paul's. It was constructed to protect the properties of the Jesuits (mainly Portuguese Jesuits) in Macau, especially from pirates. Later, the Fortaleza was taken over by the Portuguese colonial governor and the relevant authorities for the defence of Macau.
8. Macao Museum
The museum presents the history of the city and territory of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The museum was inaugurated on 18 April 1998. The museum building is located within the interior of the Fortaleza do Monte. Its total size is about 2,800 m², with around 2,100 m² of exhibition space.
9. Hac Sa beach
The name "Hac Sa", is a translation from Cantonese, literally means the famous black sand. However, to prevent the beach from disappearing due to erosion, Macau government has refilled the beach with yellow sand artificially. The dark colour comes from the minerals in the water which is lighter than other volcanic beaches like those in Hawaii. The beach is located near Hac Sa Reservoir Country Park. A stream that originates from Hac Sa Reservoir runs through the central area of the beach.
10. Grand Prix & Wine Musuem
Its a motor racing museum in Sé, Macau, China. It is co-located with and adjacent to the Macau Wine Museum. Other vehicles such as Bugatti Royale and Bugatti Type 57SC will be on display in new building near Grand Prix Museum in 2020.
11. Warner Bros Fun Zone
Step into the world of well-loved characters at the Warner Bros. Fun Zone at Studio City. The indoor haven for kids of all ages features multifunctional areas that cater to creative and interactive activities. With a theme centered around the values of play, explore and celebrate, the entertainment hub is located on level 3 with a 40,000 square feet of space for various things to do and experience.
12 A -Ma temple
The A-Ma Temple is a temple to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu located in São Lourenço, Macau, China. Built in 1488, the temple is one of the oldest in Macau and thought to be the settlement's namesake.
13 Nam Van lake
The Nam Van Lake is a man-made lake in Sé, Macau, China. It is one of two man made lakes in Macau. It is located at the southern end of Macau Peninsula. The lake was once part of a bay, created when the causeway partially closed off the bay.
Coloane, officially Freguesia de São Francisco Xavier, is one of the parishes of Macau. It is located at the southern part of Macau. Coloane was known in Cantonese as Gau Ou Saan and Yim Jou Waan. The Portuguese name "Coloane" is derived from the Cantonese pronunciation of Gwo Lou Waan.
15. Flora garden
The former grounds of a Portuguese mansion, this European-style garden is known for its cable car, which travels the short distance up Guia Hill
16. SkyCab Cable Car
SkyCabs have quickly emerged as one of the most talked-about attractions at Wynn Palace, conceived as a magical way in which to make an entrance.
17. Macao Giant Panda Pavilion
The Macao Giant Panda Pavilion is a zoo in Seac Pai Van Park, Coloane, Macau, China. It is located at the Macao Zoo. The Panda Pavilion is a nature park containing multiple animal species ranging from gorillas, flamingos, monkeys, and of course the famous pandas. Admission is free to see the animals.
18. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Park
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is a theme park situated in Hengqin, Zhuhai, People's Republic of China. It is designed by PGAV Destinations. The park broke ground on 28 November 2010 and soft-opened on 28 January 2014. The grand opening occurred on 29 March 2014. The first phase of the park cost RMB 10 billion to build
19.Macau Science Center
The Macao Science Center also known as Macau Science Center is a science center in Sé, Macau, China. The project to build the science center was conceived in 2001 and completed in 2009. The building was designed by Pei Partnership Architects in association with I. M. Pei and construction started in 2006.
20. Mandarin's House
Mandarin's House is a historic residential complex in São Lourenço, Macau. It was the residence and family home of the late Qing theoretician and reformist Zheng Guanying. He completed his masterpiece of Shengshi Weiyan in the house
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