Macao (also known as Macao) is one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations, with its old-fashioned Sino-European architecture and culture that coexist with the modern and opulent lifestyle, that results from its casinos and its tourism industry. The location and function of the island have certainly led to many cultural exchanges, between East and West in the fields of art, science and commerce.
1. Explore Macau Tower
This is one of Macao’s main attractions and a must-see experience for anyone visiting Macau. The Macao Tower and leisure complexes on the Pearl River and the development of Nam Van Lake. Macao Tower controls the skyline and, on a clear day, offers magnificent panoramic views of the Macau skyline, hotels in Macao, even some of Hong Kong’s islands. There is a theatre, an exhibition space, a convention centre and one of the highest bungee jumps in the world.
2. Visit Casinos
Casinos are a major tourist attraction of Macao. Many residents of China and Hong Kong travel to Macau on Friday nights for a weekend for them to enjoy the entertainment in the casinos. The most popular hotels and casinos in Macau are Hard Rock Hotel Macau and Wynn Hotel Macau, Wynn Macau, MGM Grand Macau, Venetian Macao and lots more.
3. Macau Fisherman’s Wharf
This is a theme, leisure, shopping, lodging, congress and exhibition centre located outside Macao Port, just a five-minute walk from the Macau Ferry Port. The complex houses a casino, a theme park, a Roman amphitheatre (venue for outdoor shows and varieties), a convention and exhibition centre, restaurants, bars and the Rocks Hotel with an elegant Sky Lounge on the roof, ideal for a drink in the evening.
4. Mount Fortress
It was one of the Macao forts built by the Jesuits as part of a complex that also included the college and St. Paul’s Church of Macao. It was also the first residence of Macao governors. The Monte Fort corridor location is ten meters high and is equipped with lifts and connects the Church of St. Lazarus, the Monte Fort and the Macau Museum.
5. The Historic Centre of Macau
This centre has been the product of cultural exchange between East and West for more than 400 years and is a World Heritage Site. It is paved with a wavy pattern of coloured stones and is a must for visitors to see in Macao. The sidewalk extends from the ruins of St. Paul Macao to the main road and the Church of St. Dominic.
6. Taipa Village
The village of Taipa is a small, calm community with narrow streets, markets and excellent Macanese cuisine. The ancient temples and colonial villas blend beautifully with outdated street lamps, street vendors and hanging baskets. Food Street, also known as Rua da Cunha, attracts many tourists to the south of the island and make them eager to taste the true taste of Macau.
7. The Macau Grand Prix Museum
This is a must-visit place, especially if you’re with the kids. The museum allows you to see all those legendary cars and bikes that have made history on one of the tracks the most demanding – Guia in Macau Circuit and find out more about the drivers who drove these vehicles.
8. A-Ma Temple
The A-Ma temple is probably the starting point of Macao. Built against a rocky hill in front of the Macau Strait of Mainland China, this 1488 temple was built to commemorate a miraculous event in which the legendary goddess A-Ma rescued a group of sailors from the storm and drove them into safety on the shore.
9. Guia Hill
Guia Hill dominates the Macao Ferry Port and is one of the highest and greenest hills in Macao. Take the cable car to the top of the hill, where you can enjoy an impressive view of Macao and its surroundings, stroll through the beautiful park and visit interesting historical sites, such as the remains of Fort Guia built at the beginning and became the first Western-style lighthouse along the Chinese coast.