Popular as the ‘Vegas of China’, Macau is the hottest destination for families, honeymooners, gamblers and party animals. Apart from the nightlife and world-famous casinos, there are really nice places to visit in Macau, which are a fusion of both the Chinese and Portuguese cultures respectively. Below is a list of the world famous Macau tourist attractions to guide those travellers.
The Ruins of Saint Paul is one of the must visit attractions in Macau. It is a complex from the 17th century, which comprised of St Paul’s college and the Church of Saint Paul. But, owing to the 1835 fire, the place today stands in ruins, having the remains of the college and church.
Senado Square is among the other places to see in Macau. It is the largest, triangular square of Macau, connecting Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro and Largo do São Domingos. It is a bustling place, where major celebrations in the city occur and is frequented by both locals and tourists. Its wavy pavement, made from black and white mosaic stones, is symbol of ancient Portuguese architecture in Macau.
The Macau tower is one of the famous points of interest in Macau. Shooting high into the skies up to a height of 338 meters, Macau Tower stands 10th in the list of world’s highest freestanding towers and 8th in that of Asia. Also, check out the enchanting aerial views of Macau, Hong Kong, China and Pearl River from the tower’s Observation Deck.
When in Macau, you must visit at least one casino for a gamble of lifetime. The city boasts of some world famous casinos that are the places to visit for those gamblers. Visit the biggest world casino, Venetian Casino resort, one would surely forget those big Las Vegas casinos after visiting Macau.
To embrace the history and cultural heritage in North Macau, head to Portas do Cerco an ancient Portuguese building, embrace serenity of the Temple of goddess of mercy – a popular Buddhist temple and Ling Fong Miu temple. Other Macau tourist places here include the Link Kai Miu temple, Fortaleza de Mong Ha and Monumento a Vasco da Gama.
In Central Macau, visit Fortaleza do Monte, Mansão Evocative de Sun Yat-Sen - the enchanting mansion, the famous Ruins of Saint Paul’s Church, Holy House of Mercy, Tai Soi Miu Temple, Protestant Cemetery and other structures coming from both Chinese and Portuguese origins.
Lastly in South Macau the well-known destinations in Macau comprises the religious places like Fortaleza da Barra, Ma Kok Miu Temple, Residencia Episcopal and famous Museo Maritimo de Macau.
The places to visit in Macau at night include a plethora of vibrant bars, pubs, besides those casinos. The famous tourist attractions in Macau have both Portuguese and Chinese roots, which is visible in the ingredients of the local cuisine which is spiced up by add-ons from India, Africa and other countries.