Macau's 9 Hottest Destinations

Museums, casinos, hotels with a touch of Portuguese culture. Macau is one of the best tourist destination in Asia.  We listed down 9 of Macau s most famous travel spots.

Macau Museum
Macau Museum is on the hill of the Fortaleza do Monte, a 16th century fort in Macau.
The museum presents the history of the city and territory of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Visit the Genesis of Macao Region (1st floor), Popular Arts and Traditions in Macao (2nd floor), Contemporary Macao (3rd floor).

Coloane Island
Coloane Island is located directly south of Macau's other main island, Taipa. From the Song Dynasty onwards and until the Portuguese arrival in 1864, Coloane was a sea salt farm for China. After their arrival, the Portuguese made Macau an important trading port, but Coloane remained deserted, which was used as a base by pirates until 1910. The island has become more populated after the Estrada do Istmo was finished in 1969. Coloane was known in Cantonese as Gau Ou Saan (九澳山, lit. "Nine-inlet Mountain", transcribed in Portuguese as Ká-Hó) and Yim Zou Waan (鹽灶灣 , lit. "Salt-stove Bay").
Coloane Village - Quiet and lazy, Coloane Village, the main village on the island, is a joy to just walk around and explore. Its narrow lanes lined with pastel-coloured houses and shops.

Macau Tower
Macau Tower is located in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. On a visit to Auckland, New Zealand, Macau casino billionaire Stanley Ho Hung-Sun was so impressed by the Sky Tower in Auckland that he commissioned a similar one to be built in Macau. The tower was designed by New Zealand engineering firm Beca Group and Gordon Moller of Craig Craig Moller architects for Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau.  The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point.  It currently has an observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim.

Senado Square
Senado Square is located around the Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is a paved area in the centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, China, enclosed by the buildings of the Leal Senado, the General Post Office, and St. Dominic’s Church.  The square is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Macau".

Church of St Paul
Church of St Paul is the mainland portion of China's Special Administrative Region of Macau. Built from 1582 to 1602 by the Jesuits, the cathedral was one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia at the time, and the royalty of Europe vied with each other to bestow upon the cathedral the best gifts. Today, the ruins are one of Macau's most famous landmarks. In 2005, they were officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau.

Casino Lisboa and Sands
Casino Lisboa and Sands located in Lisboa, Macau is one of the most famous hotel casinos in Macau. The casino is owned by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau (STDM), a Stanley Ho company.

Fortaleza do Monte
Fortaleza do Monte Located at the top of the hilltop next to the ruins of St. Paul, this most important among the Forts in Macau is now the prime among the Macau tourist attractions. Mount Fortress in Macau was built in 1617-26 during the heydays of Dutch-Portuguese conflict for supremacy in the South China Sea.  Once conceived to the part of the complex housing the college and church of St. Paul, Mount Fortress is now a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St Dominic Church
St Dominic Church located in Largo de Sao Domingos, Macau. The church was built in 1587 by three Spanish Dominican priests, and it was where the first Portuguese newspaper, A Abelha da China (The China Bee), was published on Chinese soil in 1822. The church is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau.

Casa Garden
Casa Garden is a small parkette located in Macau Peninsula, Macau. Built in 1770, the park was originally the residence of a wealthy Portuguese merchant Manuel Pereira. At a later period, it was rented out to the English East India Company and was used to house the directors of the Macau branch of the company. The park contains the old residence, Old Protestant Cemetery and an art gallery.


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