Macau, the world’s gambling capital, is an intriguing destination. With over 30 casinos, a variety of restaurants and bars, activities like bungee jumping and Broadway-style extravaganzas Macau is definitely a place worth visiting. I only went for the day (it just happens to be a perfect day trip from Hong Kong, as it only takes an hour by boat), but there are plenty of things to do!
Ruins of St Paul
Probably most people’s first stop, unless of course you’re heading straight for the casinos! It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and all that remains today is the facade of the Church & St Pauls’s college, it’s also the most visited Macau attraction.
A very popular place venue for celebration, and has been Macau’s urban centre for centuries.
It’s the world’s largest casino, and Asia’s most exciting entertainment destination. All of the 3 000 rooms are suites and it’s the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area. You’ll also find street performers, 350 international shops or you can take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola, all at the resort.
Macau Fishermans Wharf
It’s located in the outer harbor and combines shopping, dining, exhibition facilities, entertainment and accommodation in just one place. It’s a five-minute walk from the Macau Hong Kong Ferry Terminal and definitely worth a visit!
Get a panoramic view from the outdoor observation deck or have dinner at the Revolving Tower Restaurant. Macau Tower is 338 meters above the city and the 10th highest freestanding tower in the world.
Macau Museum aims to preserve the cultural traditions, usages and habitats specifically belonging to Macau, a great place to learn more about the culture and history of Macau.
If you want to get a great view of Macau, head up Monte Forte. It’s a former Portuguese military center and if you want to get the best view possible, head there in the morning! Also, Macau Museum is located up here so make sure to visit them both at the same time!
Taipa Village Macau
Not far from the Casino at Venetian Macau you’ll find Tai Pa Village. It’s a super cozy area and a great place to walk around and get away from the giant hotels and casino complexes.
Lou Lim Leoc Garden
This is a beautiful little oasis in the middle of all the casinos and hotels, it’s a beautiful garden and a perfect get away from the city. Take some time and just walk around the lake, enjoy the beautiful flowers of watch locals practice Tai Chi.
It’s one of the oldest and most famous taoist temples in Macau and is today listed on UNESCO World Heritage List.