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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- City Tour
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...
- Local tour
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...
- Local market
- Local cuisines
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.
1. A-Ma Cultural Vil...
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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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Kasturi's 5 days trip to MacauThank you so much Travel Triangle for putting together such a wonderful trip. The vehicle and meals were all good. The best part of the trip was the tour guides they were too good. They kept our schedule exactly how we asked. Very well organized. Many more trips to go
Gauri's 8 days trip to MacauThank you so much for the arrangements made by travel triangle. We had an amazing trip. Everything went according to the itinerary. We did not have to face any difficulty and very much satisfied with the services provided by travel triangle. There was a difficulty before departure, the ferry bookings were made incorrectly by our spoc. This is very sad to write but, he did not correct it nor he had a courtesy to call the us and ask whether it is rectified or not. And most importantly, i would like to thank Bijay Kushwaha for the quick support by him. I had contacted him at 11PM regarding the ferry tickets issue. And the very next day he corrected my ferry tickets and sent me the updated tickets. And even he told that we can contact him anytime if any issue is there throughout my journey. This is the support customers need, when making the bookings from travel agency. We had even contacted customer care and whats app group regarding the same issue. But we were told that they can fix this in official hours. When we did not know whether our issue will get resolved or not, as we were supposed to fly within 10-11 hours. We really appreciate Bijay for helping us.
Bindu's 7 days trip to MacauOverall we had a great time and all arrangements were done really well Theatre show @ Bali Safari n Kecak Dance @ Uluwatu temple. It was a mind blowing experience
Soumi's 6 days trip to MacauThis is regarding the Bali trip I had recently. I opted for The Desi Yatri through travel triangle . Astha was assigned to us and I highly appreciate her efforts in suggesting the best options at best price and also come with itinerary as we wanted. She was always available either through WhatsApp or call till the trip completed and whatever was mentioned in itinerary the trip was exactly the same. We didn't faced any hustle throughout the trip and everything was in a very planned manner. Thank you Astha and team for making it memorable. I would surely opt for your travel agency in future and also recommend the same to others. This is regarding the Bali trip I had recently. I opted for The Desi Yatri through travel triangle . Astha was assigned to us and I highly appreciate her efforts in suggesting the best options at best price and also come with itinerary as we wanted. She was always available either through WhatsApp or call till the trip completed and whatever was mentioned in itinerary the trip was exactly the same. We didn't faced any hustle throughout the trip and everything was in a very planned manner. Thank you Astha and team for making it memorable. I would surely opt for your travel agency in future and also recommend the same to others.
Lokesh's 8 days trip to MacauOverall experience is not great. Even though we have started discussing about my trave needs 5 months before my travel dates, we ended-up in travelagenet dropping key locations from my iteranary. Travelagent drama started after full-payment of travel amount. Getting refund was nightmare .. (took more than 4 weeks) that to for the trips which they were not able to book (refer details below). When we requsted for Non-Veg dinner booking.. they endedup booking dinner with Beef and Pork .
Anjna's 7 days trip to MacauWell arranged trip even.we booked our schedule During Hongkong protest even though Mr. Jatin took good care to arrange thetransfers, sightseeings and hotels. Was always available on phone during the trip. Well arranged trip even.we booked our schedule During Hongkong protest even though Mr. Jatin took good care to arrange thetransfers, sightseeings and hotels. Was always available on phone during the trip.
Shobhik's 4 days trip to MacauThank You ! The trip was amazing, i loved everything, the cities, the tours, the food, the people, . HongKong & Macau are a cities to go on vacations. Our travel advisor (Manideepa) listened to our interests and then developed an itinerary that matched. The travel company i.e DESI YATRA (ASTHA) was exceptional, they took care of everything (hotels, transportation, tours, food). They were very quick answering emails and recommending all the tours and hotel options. I just told them what kind of locations i wanted to visit and they prepared the perfect itinerary for me :) I was traveling with my friend and i was looking for a travel company that could help me with everything, and they did! Everything was taken care of us, which made our international trip go smoother than we could have ever hoped. Thank You HongKong & Macau! Thank You Travel Triangle!
Shruthiramdas's 4 days trip to MacauOverall we had a wonderful time ,but slight changes should have been there like,spa body massage could be on the last day of our trip,garuda statuue visit should have been included,ubud tour was not that great ,kintamani place was exotic and water sports was fun. Hotel center was good,since we had many hotels and Krishna Oleh was too good for shopping,other than the tour schedule we had our own explore to beachs and sight seeing..hotel room could be better..morning breakfast was good Decal dance,watersports,kintamani volcano
Pratik's 6 days trip to MacauThe trip could have been better if hotel provided in Hong Kong would have been changed. Tour guide in Hong Kong was not at all good even the driver. Otherwise rest things were ok.
Sowmya's 5 days trip to MacauVenetian hotel in Macau was excellent. Breakfast difficult for vegetarians. Hotel in hongkong - Regal hongkong was good, but breakfast was worst for vegetarians. Driver (lady) in Macau was good. But drivers in Hongkong were not at all good. Marium was good, even Astha.
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FAQ's of Macau
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Yes, it is ok to visit Macau, because it is one of the safest cities for tourists.
Yes they do speak English, even though Cantonese is the most widely spoken language.
The most famous dish of Macau is the Portuguese Egg Tart. You cannot leave the region without tasting this dish.
Macanese Pataca is the best currency to use in 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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