Macau nicknamed as the “Las Vegas of Asia” is an autonomous region located on the south coast of China. An erstwhile Portuguese territory until 1999, it manifests an amalgamation of cultural influences. The Coastal Strip of the city is dotted with casinos and malls, and the strip also joins the Island of Taipa and Coloane. The Macau Tower offers a panoramic view of the city.
The Historic center of the city is dotted with narrow alleyways, vibrant colorful colonial homes, and grand Senado Square. The remnants of St. Paul make the baroque facade of a 17th century Jesuit church. The A-Ma Temple dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess is one of the oldest temples in Macau. Fortaleza do Monte is a 16th-century fort and the adjacent Museum highlights the city’s history. The 19th-century Chinese garden offers a refreshing escape featuring lush greenery, bamboo groves, and bridges. Coloane’s Hac Sa Beach is famed for its black sand.
Best Things to do in Macau
Ruins of St. Paul’s: Ruins of St. Paul’s is a 17th-century complex located in Santo Antonio, Macau. It is the remains of 17the-century Portuguese church dedicated to St. Paunt the Apostle.
Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center: Macau Tower situated in Se, Macau is a 338 meters tower owith shops, cinemas, eateries, revolving restaurant and also an observation area. The tower also offers a panoramic view of the city.
Senado Square: Senado Square is a UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site allures travelers to explore this colonial era complex. It features various shops, restaurants and also makes it a perfect venue for various events.
A-Ma Temple: The A-Ma Temple dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu is a medieval temple built in the year 1488. It is one of the oldest temples in Macau and a perfect spot to see adore the architecture.
Monte Fort: Monte Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site also forms the part of the “Historic Centre of Macau’. The fort makes it for a great visit to explore the colonial heritage of Macau.
Best Time to Visit Macau
The best time to enjoy the holiday in Macau is during the months of June –August, and December. The major event includes Lunar New Year parade (February), the International Dragon Boat Races (May/June) on Nam Van Lake International Fireworks Displays Contest (September-October) and the Macau Grand Prix Car and motorcycle races (November).