Macau Tourism, Hong Kong
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Macau Tourism (2020)
Macau titled as the Vegas of China offers you a variety of color. Macau tourism is home to some of the most famous attractions that adorn the beauty of the city of glitz and glamour which is predominantly celebrated for its gambling offerings. From stunning views of the harbor from Victoria Peak to a bustling downtown full of thrilling options, Macau is a mecca of entertainment. Venetian Macau, St Paul’s Cathedral, Disneyland, and Senado Square are some of the most popular Macau tourist attractions. A special acknowledgment goes to the Portuguese whose effort etched the city. The remnants of historic Chinese altars decked up with Portugal marbles certainly add an aroma of blended heritage which reflects through the historical places as you explore Macau.
One can easily travel between these destinations by using the Hong Kong to Macau ferry service. Travelers who are planning to spend a vacation at these destinations can use our detailed guide for a Hong Kong Macau trip which includes everything from the best time to visit, means to reach, outdoor activities, and some of the best Macau tourist places.
The best time to discover Macau is in the spring season when the city experiences typical oceanic weather. October through December is another ideal time to explore places in the city. Macau International Airport (MFM) is well connected with flights from Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Make sure to book tickets in advance to save up on Macau trip cost.
Historical Places in Macau
It is time to embrace the plethora of antiquities with the pioneering tourism in Macau. To learn the ancient history of Macau, certainly, you have to touch the soil of Mandarin's house. The traditional building explicitly shows up the detailed engineering competency in the interior of the courtyards.
Next, Macau tour guide will take you to the Barra square, which is at the front portion of A MA temple, a place known for its Portuguese finish. Then a must visit a place is none but the Monte Forte, the picturesque elegance of the place along with the ravage of St Pauls will captivate you. Thus, these singular places are unprecedented treasures of history.
Attractions in Macau
The Macau tourism sets a journey to Lady of Penha, A-Ma temple. And blissful churches like St Francis Xavier church and St Lawrence church. Each of the distinguished sacred sites holds a breathtaking elegance. The prolific tourism in Macau expectantly starts the journey from a creative corner Patio de Chon said. The places have undergone a drastic transformation over the years; today it spices the alleys with vibrant shops.
Do you love to go on gambling until you drop? If yes, then the Macau tour guide will escort you to the Venetian casino, the hustling and bustling casino will spark oodles of enthusiasm. Now, if you want to play at your own pace, then take the effort to be either at the Grand Lisboa casino or the MGM Casino. Well, the tourism in Macau adds these places to let you explore the gambling world at the same time; get the flavor of the Chinese architecture as well.
Not only that, the Avant-Garde Macau tourism even plans for other Macau assets like Fortune diamond, Eiffel tower at Parisian Macau and Largo De Senado. For example, walking straight to the Largo de Senado will let you get the bliss of mixed Chinese and Portuguese lifestyle. The blend of food, language, and architecture desperately exhibits the intertwined fusion of culture.
The amazing collaboration harmonizes the two hearts with no ambiguity. Whether you sit inside a traditional Chinese temple or you simply lend your ear to the crooning of the Cantonese songs, to a great extent, they essay the saga of the blended lives. By now you are familiar with the known and unknown mysteries of Macau. Nevertheless, the city holds a lot of concealed beauty that yearns for your lyrical praises. You can land up at any time of the year and be a part of their merrymaking.
Food Tour in Macau
Again, if you are someone seeking a cultural experience to dig into the city of Macau in real sense, the best way to do that is through taking a food tour. With one of the most interesting cultural backgrounds influenced by China, India, Africa, and Portugal, this place serves a complex yet interesting palate that makes the whole experience of tourism in Macau even more enticing.
One of the best foods to savor in the city include Portugese dishes, such as codfish based recipes or egg tarts. Apart from that, your tour to this vibrant city cannot be complete unless you have relished Chinese dishes, such as noodles or dim sum along with other fusion cuisines that have been created here only, which, undoubtedly, adds a whole new drama while you get on an exploration of Macau tourism places. Crammed with a bounty of Michelin-starred restaurants, the city has established itself as a place where you can choose to splurge in award-winning eateries, and you would not regret it. While wandering through the major attractions, you must also try other popular dishes like: Bak Kwa, Pork chop bun, African chicken, Almond cookies, Bacalhau, Codfish cakes, Noodles with prawn roe, and traditional Macanese breakfast, called Minchi.
Designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy by Irina Bokova, here is a list of some really amazing restaurants that do not only treat your taste buds to a sumptuous experience, but also let you indulge in the history of the place. On an excursion to the city, you are recommended to stop by popular restaurants, such as The Ritz- Carlton Cafe, Lai Heen, MIAN in Studio City, Le Buffet, and other eateries that you can even include in the list of your Macau tourist spots.
So, if you are on a gastronomic expedition, and the idea of getting on this tour is to celebrate life, then the city is decked with plenty of such places to cater to the needs of every fussy traveler like you- whether you are someone who loves to indulge in street foods, or someone who loves to explore fine-dining restaurants. Rest assured, the city would not disappoint you. So, just pack your bags, and get ready to set off for tourism in Macau for an experience that cannot be cherished elsewhere.
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Places To Visit In Macau
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Ruins of St. Paul Cathedral in Macau
Ruins of St. Paul a popular spot in Macau, which represent the façade of the St. Paul Cathedral which was completed in the year 1580. This is an attraction that none of the traveler would want to miss. The St Paul’s Cathedral was the one that had an architecture blending renaissance and oriental style. It was the largest Ca...
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Kun Iam Statue in Macau
Behind the flashing neon lights and on the top of the casinos of Macau, facing the city stands the Kun Iam Statue. It is part of the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre which is located on the artificial island which connects to the Av Dr Sun Yat Sen, Nape through the causeway which is 60 meter long. The total height of the island is...
- Historic sightseeing
Greyhound Race Course in Macau
Greyhound Racing is the organized and competitive sport in which greyhound dogs have to race around the track. Greyhound racing has two forms, i.e. track racing and the coursing. Track racing make use of artificial lure which travels ahead the dogs on the rail until that crosses the finish line. This is also the racing in w...
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A Ma Temple in Macau
A Ma temple or the Mazu temple is one among oldest religious temples of Macau. This is the temple located on southeastern side of Macau Peninsula. The temple has got a history of more than 500 years and is dated back to the 1488 even before the existence of Macau city. The people of this place believed in a goddess Name Maz...
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Wine and Grand Prix Museum in Macau
Macau Wine & Grand Prix Museum is the one which displays the history and the significance of wine making and racing for the city of Macau. This site unveils so many facts related with wine making and racing that is not much known to the people. The Macau and their connections with wine and racing get significant importance ...
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Things To Do In Macau
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Explore Taipa Village in Macau
Taipa Village is located very close to Cotai Strip. It is on an island called Taipa Island. It is a very well maintained non gaming destination. It is completely different from the main city. Though it is near the city but it is very different from it. Macau is called the second Las Vegas. Macau has many casinos and is a ga...
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Shopping in Local Markets of Macau
Macau is one of the most happening destinations to travel to not only because of its marvelous attractions but also because of its extravagant shopping malls and affordable street shopping experience. Macau has a duty-free status, which makes shopping in Macau even more exciting as one can shop for various goods at very rea...
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Visit Chinese Temples in Macau
Macau is known for plenty of cultural attractions out of those temples in Macau are popular places to explore. These beautiful temples in Macau were primarily built in the service of the Buddhist and Taoist faiths. Visiting these temples in Macau are an integral part of the sightseeing tours in Macau.
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Explore Casinos in Macau
Macau is one of the few destinations in the world which is home to some of the most lavish casinos in the world. The electrifying Macau nightlife is adorned by these casinos that keep the city awake. The Venetian casino in Macau is the largest casino in the world. It is also the best casino in Macau where one can experience...
Explore Architecture in Macau by Church Hopping
Macau was ruled by Portuguese for more than 400 years. This is the reason that the architecture here is highly influenced by the Portuguese. The churches were built when Macau was a colonial country. The churches in Macau are beautiful and divine.
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How to Reach Macau From India
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Macau has one major airport, Macau International Airport (MFM). Another Airport is 39 km from Macau i.e. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Flights from all countries arrive and depart from both the airports. Air Asia, China Eastern, Air China, British Airways, Lufthansa, Spicejet are major airlines to the city. Also one can fly in here from Beijing in 4 hours. From India, travelers can board Jet Airways or Cathay Pacific flights to Hong Kong Airport.
Being on an island, there is no train connectivity to reach Macau. However, it takes 1 hour from Hong Kong to reach Macau by a ferry.
Macau is a place which has a very well developed network of public transportation. Buses are available from every site from major stations. The network is a bit complicated but is easy to understand with the help of a map. One can take a bus from Airport Warehouse or Ferry Terminal to their desired destination. Hong Kong to Macau by bus can be reached by route numbers 26, 26A, 50 to Cotai region and also will stop at various points in Taipa Village. Macau Travel Pass is also available. It is a prepaid pass and allows you to travel in different buses.
One just needs to touch the card before entering and exiting the bus on the machine present on the bus. Taxis and hired cabs are available as well. These are relatively expensive but will drop you where you want in very little time. It is advisable to take bus routes as it gives you the view of other parts of the city as well.
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FAQ's of Macau
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Is it safe to visit Macau?
Yes, it is ok to visit Macau, because it is one of the safest cities for tourists.
Do they speak English in Macau?
Yes they do speak English, even though Cantonese is the most widely spoken language.
What are the must have dishes of Macau?
The most famous dish of Macau is the Portuguese Egg Tart. You cannot leave the region without tasting this dish.
What is the best currency to use in Macau?
Macanese Pataca is the best currency to use in Macau.
What are the best bought souvenirs of Macau?
Apart from the usual fridge magnets and centerpieces that are deemed god souvenirs, one must also buy sweet treat from any of the bakeries around the region.
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