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Things to do in Macau Travel Guide

Today's feature travel video from Asia is of the top attractions worth considering while visiting in Macau, China including checking out Senado Square and the Ruins of Saint Paul's Cathedral. Feeling well rested after going to bed several hours earlier than normal, we felt a jolt of adrenaline about exploring the historic areas of Macau located on another island from the hotel we were staying at. Fortunately, our hotel offered 'free' transfer service from Cotai to the Macau Peninsula. We literally went from an island filled with nothing but luxury casinos to a more historic area that featured historic Portuguese inspired architecture, cobbled walkways and a plethora of people.

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As soon as we got outside of the transfer bus, Audrey marveled, I feel as though I'm back visiting more relatives in Brazil or wandering around in Portugal.

The first place we visited was the Senada Square (Portuguese: Largo do Senado; Chinese: 議事亭前地). With pastel colored buildings, Portuguese white & black pavement and a series of red lanterns, this place was a collision between East meets West.

Prior to Macau becoming the 'Las Vegas' of Asia with its plethora of casinos, Senate Square was the epicenter of the former Portuguese Colony of Macau.

As the Historic Centre of Macao (Chinese: 澳門歷史城區; Portuguese: O Centro Histórico de Macau) it is one of twenty locations featuring the melting pot of Chinese and Portuguese cultures in Macau.

Even though Macau has been a Special Administrative Region of China since 1999, it has still retained its Portuguese influence from several centuries of colonial rule.

As we walked past the main square we started to branch off into a narrower alley where we were inundated by the exotic smells of Macanese delights being peddled by shop owners and hawkers alike.

Some of the most popular Macanese foods we sampled included Egg Tarts, Almond Cookies and Porkchops in buns.

Macanese cuisine is a mix of Portuguese, Chinese and SE Asian ingredients forming one of the more distinct fusion style cuisines in all of Asia.

After taking the time to gormandize on Macanese treats, we continued our ascent towards the imposing Ruins of Saint Paul's Cathedral ((Portuguese: Ruínas de São Paulo, Chinese: 大三巴牌坊).

Considered as one of the most famous landmarks in all of Macau.

The heat and humidity of Macau in late August was on par with the weather we had been experiencing in SE Asia for several months.

This was distinctly different from the time I first visited back in February, 2008 when I could walk for kilometers on end without breaking a sweat.

Built from 1852 to 1602 by the Jesuits, Saint Paul's Cathedral was one of the grandest churches in all of Asia.

Destroyed by a fire during a typhoon in 1835, the southern stone faced features intricate carvings.

Finally we legged it up to Mount Fortress (Portuguese: Fortaleza do Monte; Chinese: 大炮台) for impressive 360 degree panoramic views of the city.

Fortaleza do Monte (Portuguese for Mount Fortress, also Monte Forte, officially Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora do Monte de São Paulo, in English: Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul; Chinese: 大炮台)

Cannons remain, some pointing directly at some of Macau's most monumental casinos, including the Grand Lisboa.

Overall, our late morning and early afternoon excursion was a fascinating glimpse into Macau's past with hints of modernity and riches flashing in all directions from the peak of Fortaleza do Monte:

Recurso de vídeo de hoje de viagem da Ásia é das principais atrações vale a pena considerar ao visitar em Macau, na China, incluindo verificar Praça do Senado e as Ruínas da Catedral de São Paulo.

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Exploring Macau, Beyond the Casinos

It generates four times more gambling revenue than Las Vegas but there's more to Macau than slot machines and roulette. Look past the casinos to find a wealth of history and cuisine shaped by the fusion of Chinese and Portuguese culture.

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5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Macau

5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Macau

Macau (also sometimes known as Macao, or Àomén in Chinese) is just 60 kilometers west of Hong Kong and was, until 1999, under Portuguese administration. Now a Special Administered Region of China and a popular tourist destination, the city takes its name from the Chinese A Ma Gao, meaning the Bay of A Ma, the Chinese water goddess and patroness of seafarers and fishermen. Blessed with a subtropical climate and a constantly blowing cool sea breeze, this small territory shows its Portuguese influences everywhere - hardly surprising since the area was first settled by traders from Portugal as far back as the 1550s. The city's rich past is seen everywhere, in its fine architecture and well-preserved colonial buildings, and is so important that the Historic Center of Macau has been included in the list of China's most significant World Heritage Sites

1. The Ruins of St. Paul's
2. The Senate and Senado Square
3. A-Ma Temple
4. Fortaleza do Monte: Home of the Macau Museum
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Correspondent David Wickers discovers some of the most amazing spots in unique and beautiful Macau - one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China.

Top Hotels In Macau China | Must Do Travels

Macau is like Las Vegas and Dubai had a baby, and oh is it wonderful. What was once a Portuguese colony on the Chinese mainland, has since been returned to China and operates as a semi-autonomous government, much like Hong Kong. Here you will find some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, as well as some of the largest casinos in the entire world.

You don’t have to like to gamble to spend some time in Macau, but it sure wouldn’t hurt to keep things interesting. Some of the resorts on our list offer among the highest level of amenities you can find, and they are all a great place to get away and treat yourself to a taste of the good life. These are our picks for the Top 5 Hotels in Macau:

5. PARISIAN

To kick off our list at number 5 is The Parisian Macao which boasts a ½ sized reconstruction of the Eiffel Tower. Having only been open for a couple years now, this has recently become one of the top hotels that tourists look forward to staying at. Even if you don’t book your stay here, and opt instead for one of the other hotels on our Top 5 list, you can still wander around this property and take in the sights and sounds that almost transport you right onto the streets of France.

This hotel features 3,000 guest rooms, and cost more than $2.5 Billion to build. Inside you can find more than 150 retail shops, a convention space, and even a performing arts theater than can seat over 1,200 people.

4. VENETIAN MACAU

Coming in at #4 on our list is the Venetian Macao Resort. This version of the Venetian is themed just like its Las Vegas counterpart, but on a MUCH larger scale. The 39-story hotel has a total square footage of more than 10 and a half million square feet inside, making it one of the largest buildings on Earth. There is even a sports arena on site than can seat more than 15,000 fans for popular concerts and sporting events.

On-site you will find 3,000 guest rooms, as well as luxurious private suites among the top floors, and they even have their own private Cirque du Soliel show called Zaia. Inside you will also find a reconstruction of the canals of Venice Italy where you can hire a Gondola to ride around in style and sightsee. This makes the resort one of the most popular places in all of Macao for tourists to get in their photo ops.

3. MGM COTAI

Right in the middle at number 3 is the MGM Cotai. This modern and luxurious property cost about $3.5 Billion to build, and it reflects that level quality in its facilities and amenities. You can walk through the many art collections housed inside the MGM Cotai, as well as book reservations to see a couple of the unique performances that they have on permanent residence in their theaters.

Although this hotel may have costed considerably more than the other hotels we have mentioned so far on our list, it is significantly smaller in size having barely more than 1,500 guest rooms in total. That makes it about half the size of the Parisian and the Venetian. Unlike some of the other properties you may find in Macao that cater to a more traditional Asian audience, the MGM Cotai was specifically designed to appeal to travelers from all around the globe.

2. WYNN PALACE - MACAU

Coming in at a well-deserved 2nd place is the Wynn Palace. Steve Wynn practically kicked started the modern Macao experience when he opened his first Wynn hotel here back in 2006. Since then the resort developer has created additional properties to keep up with the ever-growing demand for luxury accommodations on the Cotai Strip. Even though the Wynn name was already synonymous with “luxury”, the Wynn Palace takes that expectation to a whole other level in Macao. This 1,700 room property cost almost $4.5 Billion to build, making it the most expensive hotel on our list. If you want to see a hotel that is decorated to the gills, you’ve got to check this one out.

1. GALAXY MACAU
After working our way through the other hotels on this top 5 list, it might be hard to imagine anything getting more extravagant than what we have seen already, but there’s more. Topping off the list and earning the #1 spot is the Galaxy Macau. The Galaxy is a site to behold, and has many intriguing works of art on display, as well as relaxing pools and waterpark too. This hotel has continued to grow in size since it was originally constructed, and the Galaxy continues to increase its earnings in recent years.

Some of the restaurants inside the Galaxy Macau are rated among the best in the world. In a city that has recently become quite well known for its extravagance, it is getting ever increasingly difficult to outdo the last hotel.

MACAU - TOP THINGS TO SEE -Travel Vlog

Welcome to Macau! In this video, we take the turbo jet ferry from Hong Kong Island to Macau. We spend a full day in the former Portuguese colony, a land where East meets West.

Macau was a former Portuguese colony from the 16th century until 1999 when China took it over. It is now a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China where Macau controls their own customs and currency, and China handles the rest. There is also an extravagant Las Vegas atmosphere in Macau that makes for an exciting destination to travel.

First, we visit Largo Do Senado (Senado Square) which is the historic Portuguese center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. St. Dominic's Church is a main highlight of this square.

Next, we venture to Fernando's to visit a Portuguese - Chinese fusion restaurant by the beach. We also visit the beach in Macau. Be sure to bring cash! Watch what happens when we try to get back to town without any cash left.

Macau is known for its casinos, including the Venetian, and Paris, and the Wynn. Did you know that Macao is the largest gambling epicenter in the world? It even beat out Vegas. It's the only region in China where you can legally gamble.

Lastly, we visit the Ruins of St. Paul where we see what was the largest Catholic church in Asia.

Macau is truly one of a kind, with East meets West fusion. It is definitely worth a visit!

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In this dramatic vlog we travel from Hong Kong to Macau also known as China's Las Vegas or Vegas of the Far East. It is one crazy place, Macau. When we decided to visit we thought we'd spend most of our time checking out casino and hotels like the Macau Venetian and Parisian. However, what we discovered was a city with a unique colonial history (Portuguese).

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Macau Travel Guide - Macao Day Trip from Hong Kong

Come join us for a day trip from Hong Kong (香港) as we visit Macau covering the best things to do in one day in our Macau Travel Guide (澳門 - 澳门).

We started off our day waking up early in Hong Kong to get to the ferry terminal to take a TurboJET ferry to Macao. *Important* remember to take your passport as you're crossing one special administration region in China to another (Hong Kong to Macau) and you'll need to go through immigration on both sides (it doesn't take long).

After arriving we took free transportation (provided by the casinos and hotels) to check out the Venetian Casino and Parisian Hotel. Then we were off to Taipa to mostly eat Macau street food and enjoy the old colonial architecture.

We then made our way to Senado Square, the ruins of St. Paul's and Forte Monte while munching on plenty of Macanese street food before heading back to Hong Kong on a TurboJET ferry.

As you can see you can do a lot in just one day in Macau but a few things we didn't get to do included gambling at casinos, going up Macau Tower or checking out the A-Ma temple. For more of the things we missed out on but are worth considering doing in Macau see our two lists below.

Things to do in Macau Travel Guide:

1) TurboJET Ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau (噴射飛航) which takes approximately one hour - 00:15
2) Visiting the Venetian Macao (澳門威尼斯人度假村酒店) luxury hotel and casino resort - 02:36
3) Visiting the Parisian (Chinese: 澳門巴黎人) luxury hotel in Cotai, Macau, China - 03:30
4) Visiting Taipa Houses–Museum (龍環葡韻住宅式博物館 - Casas-Museu da Taipa) - 04:13
5) Visit Taipa (氹仔) to eat street food in Macau and wander around - 05:05
6) Macau egg pudding - 05:31
7) Macau Pork Chop Bun (豬扒包) - 06:49
8) Portuguese style Macau egg tart (蛋撻 - 蛋挞) also known as Pastel de nata - 07:39
9) Free shuttle by from the casino hotels - 09:00
10) Senado Square (Largo do Senado - 議事亭前地) town square - 10:04
11) Ruins of St. Paul's (大三巴牌坊) - 11:22
12) Macau honey glazed pork jerky (豬肉乾) - 12:03
13) Macau almond cookies or biscuits (杏仁餅) - 13:25
14) Macanese Bubble tea with taro (波霸奶茶) - 14:24
15) Macao Museum or Macau Museum (澳門博物館 - Museu de Macau) - 15:26
16) Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte - 大炮台) - 15:44
17) TurboJET ferry ride from Macau (澳門 - 澳门) back to Hong Kong (香港) - 16:29

Things to do in Macau that we didn't have time for on our day trip

1) Gambling at the casinos in Macau
2) Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre (澳門旅遊塔會展娛樂中心) for views of Macau
3) A-Ma Temple (媽閣廟)
4) Grand Prix Museum (大賽車博物館)
5) Drink Portuguese wine
6) Macau Fisherman's Wharf (澳門漁人碼頭)
7) Macau Wine Museum (葡萄酒博物馆 - Museu do Vinho)

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Our visit Macau travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (best restaurants and street food), top museums and Macau at night and by day. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won't find in a typical Macau itinerary, Macau tourism brochure or Macau city tour.

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Well good morning from Hong Kong. It is seven in the morning. A little early to be out in my opinion but today we're going to Macau. Special day.

So we've got our tickets for Macau. Woo! 160 Hong Kong dollars each. It is just over $20 US bucks and they give you your seats as you basically arrive. Just after you go through immigration. Yeah so we just got these little stickers. We're 17M and 17K and guys don't forget to bring your passport because technically you're going to a different special administrative region. You're going from Hong Kong to Macau.

This is part of our Travel in Macau video series showcasing Macau food, Macau culture and Macau cuisine.

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Macau is best known today for its casinos, but 20 years ago, it was a colony governed by the Portuguese, who had been there for over 400 years. Many of the Portuguese traders married Chinese women, and their children developed their own distinct food, culture, and language.

But now this mixed-race group, known as the Macanese, makes up less than 1 percent of Macau’s population, and their language, Patuá, is dying.

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The Old and New in Macau

HD, Macau, Senado Square, fisherman's wharf, The Venetian, Christmas, St Paul's church, Monte Fort, Taipa houses museum, gondolier, pork chop bun, Portuguese chicken, Cozinho Pinocchio, Coloane, City of Dreams, dragons treasure show, A-Ma temple, Maritime Museum,

HONG & MACAU TRAVELOG (Places to visit) 4K

The Footage was taken when I was having holiday in Hong Kong and Macau back on February 2018.
My first impression of Hong Kong, the city is very crowded but really clean and organized. You can go wherever you want with a integrated transportation system.

I spend 3 days in Hong Kong and 1 Day in Macau. For you who likes metropolitan city, Hong Kong is sure a nice place to visit. In every part of the city you can find many shops.
But if you're not really into shopping, HK has also its own charm at the other side of the island. As I visit Big Buddha, it was a nice place to relax (even with a lot of tourist) and enjoy the nature.

To go to Macau, I took Ferry and spend just half day there. It was unbelievable full of people. Maybe it would be less people if you go not in peak season or holiday week.
Apart from that I really like Macau, the nice little street with a taste of old building, where are left from the Portuguese.

I spent also a lot of time to taste culinary specialties there. So make sure to do that. Dim Sum is a MUSS..!!

Tips: To go to the peak, use Octopus Card to cut the Queue and arrive there early in the morning, cause in the afternoon, the line is very long.
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