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 gaming city. Taipa Village is on contrary a non- gaming village. People here call it a gem as it is here when one can step back in time and live in old days again.
Beauty of this place
Pastel coloured houses are a treat to eyes. It gives the city a nostalgic look. Authentic street snacks are a treat to your tongue. Portuguese Colonial Architecture gives an old charm to the Village. The place is a beauty as it connects you to natural beauty. It is a cultural relic as this place is culturally rich. It neither is generally nor crowded with people and tourists which make the place a quiet one. The place here has different Chinese traditions which make the place culturally rich.
Things to do here
1. Portuguese Meal
Visit to Macau is incomplete without a classic Portuguese meal. Portugàlia is a famous restaurant. It was a Portugal house which is now transformed into this famous restaurant. It is a three storey restaurant. It is located in the heart of the village. It's Bohemian atmosphere and homy food offerings attract a lot of locals and tourists. Sea food is popular in the menu.
2. Taipa Village Art Space
It is a modern art gallery. It showcases work of local and international artists. Many workshops are held here. There is one Interactive Art Workshop also one photography workshop. The paintings here are beautiful. Chinese art is very well exhibited here. Also it connects you with art works of different countries and cultures. People with aesthetic senses should visit this place.
3. Taipa House Museum
Want to have a look at Macau's Colonial background? The museum shows you all the struggles that Macau had gone through. Museum is a photogenic piece of architecture. There are five green houses here that are:-
a) Macanese living museum
b) Exhibition gallery
c) Creative casa
d) Nostalgic House
e) House for reception
It consists of artefacts and pictures of Macau's history.
5. Street Food
The local street food is delicious. Authentic food has a great taste and attracts locals and tourists.
The city has a nostalgic touch to it. In this gaming world the place is a very good teacher to teach how to love nature and people around one. It is in contrast with main city yet very beautiful with a charm of its own. Visit this place once and it will reside in your heart forever.