Hong Kong: Hong Kong welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colourful traditions thrive. Hong Kong's enchanting neighbourhoods and islands offer a sensory feast. You may find yourself swaying along on a historic double-decker tram, cheering with the hordes at the city-centre horse races, or simply gazing out at the glorious harbour. Over 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and sprawling country parks, some also home to geological and historical gems. Escape the city limits on one of the world’s smoothest transport systems and spend your day wandering in a Song-dynasty village, hiking on a deserted island or kayaking among volcanic sea arches.
Macau - is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is the tall Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.
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Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to China Consulate as Hong Kong & Macau belongs to the territory of China. Consulate website: https://ae.china-embassy.org
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Things to see & do:
Hong Kong Disneyland-Come and discover the magic of Hong Kong Disneyland which features original attractions designed specifically for Hong Kong as well as entertainment that celebrates local culture. The wonderful world filled with fun and fantasy populated with the cast and characters from Disney movies. The park is divided into seven lands: Adventureland; Fantasyland; Toy Story Land; Tomorrowland; Grizzly Gulch; Mystic Point; and Main Street, U.S.A. Performances happen throughout the day in the various lands and feature everything from parades to musicals, right through to evening fireworks over the castle. Also on offer are a wide array of adventures, ranging from Jungle cruises to a trip to Tarzan's Treehouse, as well as water-based fun at Liki Tiki. The park undertook significant renovations and upgrades in late 2019. One of the major highlights of this revitalization was the construction of the Castle of Magical Dreams. Here, your children can gaze in awe at wonders like Cinderella's Coach, Snow White's apple and Belle's rose. The new castle will also be the venue for daytime and evening musical shows and extravaganzas. The second major upgrade is the addition of the Frozen area and the installation of the brand new ride called Wandering Oaken's Sliding Sleigh, where Olaf and Sven pull your sleigh to the top of the hill and send you on your way. In addition to the ride, you'll be able to meet Elsa and wander through the kingdom of Arendelle.
Ocean Park- Ocean Park remains the most popular theme park in Hong Kong. Constant expansion, new rides and thrills, and the presence of four giant pandas and two rare red pandas ensure the park remains a huge draw for families. Be aware that in part of the park, Marine World, cetaceans are kept in captivity and performances involving dolphins and orcas are a feature, which scientific studies suggest is harmful to these animals. This one covers all the thrills you can handle in a day — a walk through old Hong Kong, roller coasters, a Grand Aquarium, and a look at rare and exotic wildlife. Ocean Park boasts a huge aquarium dome and offers a look at thousands of fish from 400 species, a Reef Tunnel, and a chance to get hands-on with sea stars and sea cucumbers. Above the sea, you can partake in a Giant Panda Adventure, featuring giant pandas, red pandas, and the endangered Chinese Giant Salamander. Also worth checking out are special programs focused on the North and South Poles. Fun rides include the Mine Train, Raging River, Hair Raiser, and the Eagle. To reach Ocean Park, take the MTR South Island Line to Ocean Park Station. Major changes are planned for Ocean Park starting in 2021, with older rides being replaced by new ones and with the park focusing more on marine conservation. Ocean Park is opening a new Mega Waterpark with 27 water features.
Victoria Peak-Standing at 552m, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. The Peak is also one of the most visited spots by tourists in Hong Kong, and it’s not hard to see why. Sweeping views of the vibrant metropolitan. The tram station is located near the entrance to Hong Kong Park by the Murray building. At the top of the tram are the Peak Tower and Peak Galleria, with shops, restaurants, and an observation deck. Most of The Peak is covered by a large park with lush greenery, nature trails, and more beautiful lookouts with views over the thriving metropolis below.
Noah’s Ark - Featuring a combination of art, love, education, and nature, Noah's Ark is one of the must-visit tourist places in Hong Kong if you are on vacation with your family. The major attraction of the park is the centerpiece that is the world’s first full-size simulation of Noah's Ark. The sides of the Ark are adorning with the trails of lush greens, and some parts are still expanding. This park is entirely based on Christian themes and fundamentals and was built by Thomas and Raymond.
Hong Kong Park- Located in Central Hong Kong, this beautiful park is a true oasis in the jungle of high-rises and one of the most peaceful places to visit in the city. Stretching out along a hillside, this huge, lush park contains a small forest of mature trees, water features, and a number of important attractions. One of the main highlights is the aviary. This large, outdoor area covered in netting is home to more than 80 species of birds, and wandering through this space, you would hardly believe you are not in a forest. High walkways take you up to canopy level, where you can see birds nesting and resting in the trees. Designed to look anything but natural, Hong Kong Park is one of the most unusual parks in the world, emphasizing artificial creations such as its fountain plaza, conservatory, waterfall, indoor games hall, playground.
Kowloon Park-Built on the site of a barracks for Indian soldiers in the colonial army, Kowloon Park is an oasis of greenery and a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui.
A Symphony of Light Dinner Cruise-Enjoy the brightly lit shoreline of Victoria Harbour to the sound of a live band with dinner buffet.
Hong Kong's Symphony of Lights shows- The 360-degree spectacle of laser beams striking the skyscrapers on either side of the harbor is one of the city's free attractions and one of the most popular things to do at night in Hong Kong.
Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade-One of the finest city skylines in the world has to be that of Hong Kong Island, and the promenade here is one of the best ways to get an uninterrupted view. known more commonly as TST, is a shopping and entertainment hub at the southern point of Kowloon and offers a real taste of what Hong Kong has to offer. The Tsim Sha Tsui district is a melting pot of culture and commerce that speaks to the heart of Hong Kong.
Clock Tower- Hong Kong landmark. Nearby, the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Complex is the premier cultural center in the country and includes tourist attractions such as the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. In the evening, the waterfront is the perfect place to watch the nightly light show, lighting up the sky and skyscrapers across the harbor.
Nathan Road- is the main artery running through the area, where you'll find numerous restaurants, boutiques, and other unique vendors. If you're looking for the world-class luxury Hong Kong promises, you can find high-end retailers on nearby Canton Road.
Lantau Island - One of the not to be missed places to visit in Hong Kong is undeniably Lantau Island which is the largest island of all the Hong Kong Islands. These interwoven mountainous terrains feature the Lantau Island which is as high as 934 m and is famed for its picture-perfect sunsets and sunrise displays. The aura of this island is truly a spellbinding one and is just perfect if you are touring it with your partner. While you reach the summit, you can witness various other spots on the route like Tian Tan Buddha, which has a long stairway.
360 Lantau Explorer-Come and explore the outlying Lantau Island by the Ngong Ping 360 Cable car ride and enjoy the delicious vegetarian lunch at Po Lin Monastery.
Peng Chau Island - One of the quite Hong Kong Attractions is the Peng Chau Island and here one can actually see the small island lifestyle. This place is known for its temples and is located on the north-eastern side of Lantau island. This is located at an altitude of 95 m above the ground level and gives the picture-perfect views of the serene sites it surrounds. Here you can relish the lip-smacking seafood which will be made out of fresh animals.
Cheung Chau Island -Famed as the dumbbell island, the Cheung Chau Island is located close to Hong Kong Island. It is called so due to its shape and is not at all densely populated. If you are looking for a combination of a quaint place along with picture-perfect views, then this is the right place for you. To reach out to this place, there is a short ferry ride, on which you can gape at the scenic views of the lush greens contrasting with the clear skies.
Lamma Island - take a ferry to Lamma Island. This beautiful island of rolling hills, scattered beaches, and quaint villages, has no roads or vehicles. You can hike through the interior to remote beaches and seaside villages. Ferries will take you either to Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan. Both of these villages are quite lovely and have restaurants. You can hike between these two villages, and many tourists choose to take the ferry to one of these and then hike to the other to catch the ferry back to Hong Kong Island. Approximately 8,000 people live on this island, which is only about 13 square kilometers, but most of the island is simply covered in forest.
Ghost Island/ Yim Tin Tsai - An island that was once deceased is now living again, and this is where it gets the name Ghost Island. Earlier it was all abandoned, but it marks its place in the tourism map of the cramped city. The original name of the island is Yim Tin Tsai. It was the home of the Hakka community, but now a clan of China has migrated to this scenic site of beauty. The Yim Tin Tsai means Little Salt Pan, and this is the thing with which people earned their living.
Hong Kong Museum of History - A place that holds the cultural and historical heritage of Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Museum of History. If you wish to take a deep insight into the deep down history of the place or wish to learn about their culture, then this is the best place for you. The museum has a wide collection of things, like the local history, natural history, and most importantly the archaeology.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum-Southwest of Sha Tin town centre, this spacious, high-quality museum inside an ugly building gives a peek into local history and culture. Highlights include a children's area with interactive play zones, the New Territories.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum-Relocation and expansion have turned this into one of the city’s strongest museums, with 15 well-curated galleries detailing over 2000 years of Chinese maritime history and the development of the Port of Hong Kong.
Museum of Coastal Defense - Settled overlooking Lei Yue Mun channel, Museum of Coastal Defence is a part of the coastal defense fort and was built back in the British era of 1886. Which makes it more than 100 years old and is one of the most prominent military installations. All over the site, one can see the relics of the second world war and the bravery of the fighters too.
Hong Kong Space Museum - One of the most magnificent and famous landmarks established in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Space Museum. Occupying an area of approx 8000 square metres, the Hong Kong Space Museum symbolises the significance of astronomy and space science education. You can bring your kids to the theatre in the Space Museum, where they can learn a lot about space as well as engage themselves in various fun and exciting gaming activities. Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the most astounding tourist places to visit in Hong Kong, where the Space Museum is situated, composes various high-end shops, bars, parks and several other museums. This is a top-notch place for your space-nerd kids and they would be head over heels excited to know about the interactive exhibits of the Solar system, cosmology and spaceflight showcased in the planetarium, the only one in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Science Museum – Hong Kong Scientific Museum, which serves as a hub for modern science and technological advancements. There are over 500 science-related exhibits divided into sectors such as transportation, telecommunication, simulation, electronics, robots, and virtual reality. The magnificent twin-tower energy machine is the museum's main attraction. Observing the dynamics underlying that machine's energy conversion procedures would undoubtedly fascinate you. This is one of the excellent places to visit in Hong Kong to bring your science-loving children to obtain accomplishments.
Hong Kong Observatory - which is more of the weather forecast agency. This is the place where all the predictions are done about the weather. From this observatory, you can take a look at the lush green trails of nature and add up a scenic destination in your vacation plans. In the months from October to December, the weather of this place is quite pleasant and you can re-energize your soul and mind with the spellbinding views it offers.
Hong Kong Observation Wheel - A visit to Victoria is a wonderful option if you want a bird's eye view of all the skyscrapers, Hong Kong Central, or Victoria harbour, but if you want to be closer to the harbour and the buildings, the Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a great alternative. The 60-meter-high Ferris Wheel provides a spectacular perspective over the Star ferry terminal, The Waterfront, The Central, and the IFC shopping malls, as well as the surrounding high-rises. There are 42 Gondolas on the wheel, each seating eight people. The ride lasts about 15 minutes and includes two or three spins, depending on how many people are on board. If you wish to journey through time and see the stunning faces of Hong Kong in different centuries, this is a must-see in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens GreenHouse - is one of the most attractive places to go in Hong Kong, offering the essence of rich flora and animals. After eleven years of construction, parts of the park opened in 1864 and the whole in 1871. Birds, reptiles, animals, and flowers can all be found in abundance in the park. The garden is divided among eastern and western sections by Albany road, which spans 56 thousand square metres. The greenhouse, the bird collection in the aviaries, and a children's playground are all located in the old garden, which is to the east. Reptiles and animals will feel at ease in the new garden.
Madame Tussauds- Being a part of the renowned chain, Madame Tussauds is a wax museum. This the place where the red carpet rolled out and all the celebrity faces could be spotted in one place. Here you can find more than 100 different wax statues; with which you can click the pictures or create everlasting memories at the 10 different fun zones that it offers.
Man Mo Temple-One of Hong Kong’s oldest temples and a declared monument, atmospheric Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the gods of literature (‘Man’), holding a writing brush, and of war (‘Mo’), wielding a sword. Built in 1847. Here, worshipers pay tribute to Man, the god of Literature, and Mo, the god of War. For those looking to see into the future, fortune-tellers are on-site and will advise you for a small fee.
Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha Statue) - The 34-meter-high "Big Buddha" sits above Lantau Island's Po Lin monastery, which was a fairly secluded place until the statue was built in 1993. This is one of the largest Buddha statues of its kind in the world and took 12 years to complete. The size is astounding, both up close and seen from a distance. The setting here is also incredible, surrounded by the green forest and views out over the ocean and islands. he best way to reach the Buddha is via the scenic Ngong Ping cable car, which takes you on a 5.7-kilometer, 25-minute ride over forest, water, and mountains. The ride terminates at the small tourist-focused Ngong Ping Village, which you'll have to walk through before reaching the monastery and Big Buddha. Once through the village, a huge set of stairs leads up to the base, but don't be daunted.
Wong Tai Sin Temple - is one of the newest in Hong Kong and also one of the most interesting. Located in Kowloon, the original temple was a private structure built in 1920. It was later replaced with a newer building in 1968, which is what visitors see today. The temple was built to honor the Taoist god Wong Tai Sin, whom locals regard as the bringer of good luck in horse-racing and a healer of illnesses. A festival is held at the temple in Wong Tai Sin's name each fall. The temple complex is made up of several buildings, including the Hall of Three Saints, the Good Wish Garden, and another hall dedicated to Confucius and his 72 disciples. Expect to see fortune-tellers in the large hall, as well as joss sticks and other offerings that visitors can use. It is customary for guests to leave a small donation toward the temple's maintenance.
Po Lin Monastery & Big Buddha-Buddhist monastery and temple complex that was built in 1924. Today it seems more of a tourist honeypot than a religious retreat, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.
Peak Tram-The Peak Tram is not really a tram but a cable-hauled funicular railway that has been scaling the 396m ascent to the highest point on Hong Kong Island since 1888. A ride on the tram is a classic Hong Kong experience.
Lai Chi Wo-This 400-year-old village inside Plover Cove Country Park is arguably Hong Kong's best-preserved Hakka walled village and has an intact feng shui woodland.
Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple-An explosion of colourful pillars, roofs, lattice work, flowers and incense, this busy temple is a destination for all walks of Hong Kong society, from pensioners and business people to parents and young professionals.
Golden Bauhinia Square - Located right next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, faces Wan Chai waterfront. It gets its name as there is a huge Bauhinia statue right in the center and is 20 meters high. Something which makes it unique is that it is made up of 206 overlapping tablets, out of which sixty are rounded and are in granite color. The body of the monument highlights the nine shimmering Chinese characters, and the aura is extraordinary.
Temple Street Night Market-The liveliest night market in Hong Kong, Temple St extends from Man Ming Lane in the north to Nanking St in the south and is cut in two by the Tin Hau Temple complex. Located in Kowloon, this is the place to go to taste eclectic foods and to shop for bargains on everything from clothing and trinkets to electronics and household goods. Vendors sell gadgets of every shape and size, as well as jade jewelry and traditional Chinese crafts. This is the best market for tourists in Hong Kong, but you can find a number of other interesting street markets selling almost anything you can imagine. The market gets going around 6pm, but vendors are often slow to get set up, so it's best not to arrive too early. The MTR stop for the Temple Street Night Mark is Jordan Station, Exit A.
Stanley Market - Stroll the winding roads of Stanley Market which are packed with antiques and clothes which you can buy as a souvenir of the trip. Just 5 minutes away to the Stanley Market is the Murray house which is an open-air market and has a bunch of colonial buildings on its map. You can even find unique stuff like bamboo birdcages, paper lanterns, and Chinese ornaments which are hand made in Hong Kong. Each thing is unique to this place and is crafted elegantly by the locals.
Fa Yuen Street Market - Make sure that you add Fa Yuen Street Market in your list of places to visit in Hong Kong as this is a place where you can find all the equipment and gears for almost every sport at a very low price. From the t-shirts, hats, caps, gears, and everything else you can shop all of them. There are also some fruits and vegetable stalls on the road where you can drink juices.
Causeway Bay - Famed as the Hong Kong Attractions, it is the energetic retail heart of the place. From the plush luxury malls to conventional stores, there is everything that you might need to shop in Hong Kong. Apart from this, there are several dining options which are available on this bay, and each one of them serves delicious meals. Most of the attractions are quite close to this place and is even dotted with a number of food joints.
Chi Lin Nunnery-One of the most beautiful and arrestingly built environments in Hong Kong, this large Buddhist complex, originally dating from the 1930s, was rebuilt completely of wood (and not a single nail).
Lan Kwai Fong - As Hong Kong's most popular dining area, the lively streets that make up Lan Kwai Fong are packed with crowds checking out Hong Kong's trendiest restaurants. If you are looking for a place to eat in Hong Kong, especially at night, this is the place to come. Dining on the open-air patios lining the sidewalks, and watching the crowds stroll by is a must-do when in Hong Kong.
Aberdeen Fish Market Yee Hope Seafood Restaurant- Nested close to the heart of Hong Kong, Aberdeen Fishing Village is a quaint village that is a perfect spot for adventure lovers. Holding its mark in the best places to visit in Hong Kong it is densely populated by the fishermen and here you can find rows of fishermen's selling and catching them. This place lacks the touch of modernity and is still a small swapped area of the city. It is called the “Fragrant Harbour” and this is what Hong Kong means. Hidden in Hong Kong's only wholesale fish market, this understated eatery run by fishers is truly an in-the-know place for ultrafresh seafood.
Hong Kong Wetland Park-This 60-hectare ecological park is a window on the wetland ecosystems of northwest New Territories. The natural trails, bird hides and viewing platforms make it a handy and excellent spot for birdwatching. Serving as a combination of education and convention centre the Hong Kong Wet Land Park is one of the most visited Hong Kong attractions. Something which makes this park unique is that exhibits various themed exhibitions along with a theatre and souvenir shop. There is also an indoor play area where you can enjoy and have a memorable time with your traveling partners. It is a world-tourism eco-park, and one must surely visit this on a Hong Kong trip.
Ping Shan Heritage Trail-Hong Kong's first-ever heritage trail features historic buildings belonging to the Tangs, the first and the most powerful of the 'Five Clans'.
Shanghai Street-Strolling down Shanghai St will take you back to a time long past. Once Kowloon’s main drag, it's flanked by stores selling Chinese wedding gowns, sandalwood incense and Buddha statues, as well as mah-jong parlours.
Pak Sing Ancestral Hall-In the 19th century, many Chinese who left home in search of better horizons died overseas. As it was the wish of traditional Chinese to be buried in their home towns, this temple was built in 1856.
Hong Kong Global Geopark-Part of the Unesco Global Geopark Network, the spectacular Hong Kong Global Geopark consists of two regions of rock formations – volcanic rock formations from 140 million years ago and sedimentary rock formations.
Ladies' Market-The Tung Choi Street market is a cheek-by-jowl affair offering cheap clothes and trinkets. Vendors start setting up their stalls as early as noon, but it's best to get here between 1pm and 6pm.
Lui Seng Chun-Hugging a street corner is this beautiful four-storey Chinese 'shophouse' belonging to a school of Chinese medicine. Constructed circa 1931, it features a mix of Chinese and European architectural styles.
Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races-For several days round the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, as has been the custom for hundreds of years, dragon-boaters race in waterways all over Hong Kong.
Cheung Chau Bun Festival-Taking place over four days in late April or early May, Cheung Chau's annual Bun Festival is one of Hong Kong's most unique cultural experiences.
Star Ferry - Hong Kong's famous Star Ferry, with roots dating back to 1880, costs only a few Hong Kong Dollars to ride, making it one of the best deals in all of Hong Kong. Victoria Harbour is a hive of activity, and ships of all shapes and sizes chug, zip, or wallow past as the expert captains of the Star Ferries somehow avoid collisions. As you travel the main route from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, or more specifically, Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) to Central, it's hard not to be struck by the dense towers of Hong Kong Island, backed by green mountains rising up before you. The breeze off the water is exceptionally refreshing, and the wide-open spaces are a perfect antidote to the tight confines of the city.
Hong Kong Skyline-has one of the most impressive and recognizable skylines in the world. The dense collection of skyscrapers, both on the island of Hong Kong and in Kowloon, combined with the surrounding mountains and harbor set this city apart. In the harbor, traditional red-sailed Chinese junk boats and the historic Star Ferry contrast sharply with the backdrop of modern high-rises. At night, the skyline changes character completely as the sky darkens and the city lights fill the scene.
Repulse Bay and the Beaches-is the most popular in all of Hong Kong, with beautiful views and a great place for swimming, although it's very non touristy. A day spent here is complemented with the luxury and style typical of Hong Kong itself. The street running along the oceanfront and overlooking the wide beach is lined with trendy restaurants and shops. Amalfitana is fun place to enjoy a pizza, with casual open-air dining looking over the beach.
Big Wave Bay- the water rolls in relatively gently to a large U-shaped cove with a splendid beach. This is a much more relaxed and casual atmosphere than at Repulse Bay. A popular outing is to walk part of the famous Dragon's Back hike to Big Wave Bay and dip in the ocean for a swim. At the back of the beach, barbecues line the walkway to the parking lot and serve up seafood and other tasty treats. Scheduled buses and the occasional taxi are available in the carpark area and will whisk you back to the city.
Long Ke Wan Beach - One of the scenic beauties and the Hong Kong Attractions is the Long Ke Wan Beach where you can not only enjoy the soothing waves and vibes but can even set up a camp. It is surrounded by lush green hillsides and the crystal clear water and shiny white sands are a plus to its beauty.
Po Toi Beach - are a small group of islands in the southeastern section of Hong Kong, with a population of roughly 250 people. The remarkable rock formations and rock inscriptions on this sparsely populated island are well-known. Po Toi is a well-known campsite and day excursion from Hong Kong because it combines hiking with the amazing and hypnotic scenery of the sea. In Hong Kong public opinion poll, the rocks were rated as the most gorgeous and attractive.
Dragon's Back Hike - Hong Kong's most popular hiking trail, this hike offers spectacular views out over the ocean, Big Wave Bay, Mount Collinson, Stanley, and Shek O. It's a pleasant change from the buzz of the big city to hear birds singing, the sound of small waterfalls, and the leaves rattling in the ocean breeze.
Tai O Fishing Village - offers an experience you won't find anywhere else in Hong Kong. Although it is a popular place to visit for tourists, it is a far cry from the busy city, crowded markets, and theme parks. Tai O is home to people who live a quieter, more traditional way of life. The Tanka people who live in Tai O, found on Lantau Island, build their homes on stilts over tidal flats. Villagers offer boat rides around the village, after which you can visit the local markets and sample some of the fresh seafood. Occasional sightings of the endangered pink dolphin occur in the nearby waters. Many people visit Tai O village after they've made the journey up to the Big Buddha.
Avenue of Stars - This is where the city pays homage to some of Hong Kong's best known film stars. Similar to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, the Avenue of Stars is dedicated to Chinese performers. The new walkway is curved and stretches farther out into Victoria Harbour than before, allowing fantastic views to Hong Kong Island. The Avenue of Stars is one of the best spots to catch the nightly laser show and to see the neon lights shimmering across the water.
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery - located in Sha Tin, offers a beautiful and peaceful escape from the bustle of central Hong Kong and a look at the countryside. Set on a hilltop, the main access to the monastery is reached by walking up a long and curving set of stairs (approximately 400 steps), lined with hundreds of golden statues. The walk is part of the attraction, and each of the statues is unique, many with quirky facial expressions and other interesting characteristics. Once at the top, the path opens into the square in front of the main temple. It also contains far more than 10,000 Buddhas. The complex was built in the 1950s but is still listed as a historic site.
Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden-This Buddhist temple dates to the 1930s but was rebuilt in the 1990s in traditional Tang Dynasty style. The structures are all made of wood, and the large complex is incredibly impressive. In front of the complex are carefully sculpted bonsai trees surrounding the Lotus Pond Garden, with several ponds featuring water lilies.
Jumbo Floating Restaurant - Looking for an out of the blue dining experience? Head to one of the most striking places to visit in Hong Kong, Jumbo Floating Restaurant which is actually a floating eatery and serves the Cantonese cuisine along with the seafoods.
Sky100 Observation Deck - Located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre is one of the most scenic places to see in Hong Kong. From here you can take a 360-degree view of the entire city and later head to Ritz-Carlton for a mouthwatering meal.
Tai Mo Shan Waterfalls -If you are a nature buff and are looking for refreshing tourist places in Hong Kong, then this is your place to be. This waterfall is nestled in the laps of dense forests and offers the views of beautiful slopes. To reach the site, you will have to cross the temples and villages which will give you a deep insight into the culture and tradition of the place.
Nan Lian Garden - Famed as the Chinese classical garden, this is a park in the Diamond hill. It sprawls over an area of almost 3.5 hectares and is designed in the style of the Tang Dynasty. The prominent features of the park are brooklets, rocks, and fine cut trees along with the wooden structures which increase the charm of the park.
Happy Valley Racecourse - Being one of the two-horse racecourses in Hong Kong, this is the racecourse which is located on the happy valley and hence is called the Happy Valley Racecourse. Previously, this area was a swamped land and later was changed into the racecourse. The surroundings of the course have rice fields and to avoid any obstructions, it was refused by the government to grow rice near the course.
Sai Kung Seafood Street - Gulp down the street seafood at the Sai Kung Seafood Street, which is a well-known strip of food. It is also called the Back garden of Hong Kong and is the main seafood street of the place. Enjoy lip-smacking eclectic cuisines in the street.
OZONE Rooftop-The Ritz-Carlton - Marking its place in one of the highest rooftop bars in Hong Kong, OZONE Rooftop - The Ritz-Carlton is established on the 118th floor. From here you can enjoy the majestic views of the city or can relish in the lip-smacking cuisine it serves, prepared by the talented chefs.
Shing Wong Street Art - One of the most Instagram worthy places to visit in Hong Kong is the Shing Wong Street Art as it is all over covered with graffiti and arts. Each one of the buildings and roads is an art gallery in themselves as all of them have a different form of art crafted on them. In fact, the alleyways and the roofs are also coloured and textures with unique styles which make it even more remarkable.
Lion Rock - A wonderful area to hike that is also known as one of the most daring places in Hong Kong, with stunning views of the city. Hiking through the magnificent hills provides picturesque views of the mountain range and forest that stretches for kilometres. The jagged escarpment on their side characterises the 495 metre mountain. From afar, it seems like a lion sitting regularly with its head pointing West, as if to keep the metropolitan centre secure. The Lion Rock Peak Area offers breath-taking views. It is situated on a ridge that divides the Colon and New Territories periods, with Colon and Port Island on one side and the New Territories on the other. It's a beautiful sight, and it's no surprise that it's Hong Kong's example and emblematic summit.
Sunset Peak - A sunset lover desires a cool temperature, clear skies, and a spectacular sunset. Visit Sunset Peak (also known as Tai Tung Shan) in Lantau Island, one of the top places to visit in Hong Kong, and explore this paradise of islands and peaks. If you are a hiker, you will hear numerous recommendations to climb ‘The Peak' or ‘Dragon's Back' when you arrive in Hong Kong, however if you truly want to make your hike more exciting, Sunset Peak is the way to follow. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, a bottle of water, a hat, and whatever else you feel comfortable in. Sunset Peak is Hong Kong's third tallest mountain and a popular hiking destination. You'll be treated to a panoramic view of the flora as well as the sensation of a sea of grass washing past your legs.
Macau - is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is the tall Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.
The Macau Peninsula - is the most populous and historic part of Macau. It has an area of 8.5 square km and is geographically connected to Guangdong province at the northeast through an isthmus 200 meters wide.
Taipa - is an island in Macau, presently united with the island of Coloane by reclaimed land known as Cotai. Administratively, the boundaries of the traditional civil parish Freguesia de Nossa Senhora do Carmo are coterminous with that of former Taipa Island.
Cotai, or the Cotai Strip - is a glamorous hub of 24-hour casino resorts built on reclaimed land off the Macau Peninsula. The Venetian and The Parisian contain replica landmarks like canal gondolas and a climbable Eiffel Tower, while Galaxy Macau has a water park and Vegas-style live entertainment. High-end boutiques, cocktail bars, and gourmet Chinese and European restaurants surround the gaming floors.
The Cotai Arena - is an indoor arena located on the premises of The Venetian Macao, on the Cotai Strip, in Macau, China. It opened in 2007 with a seating capacity of 15,000. The arena was known as Venetian Arena from 2007 to 2010, when it was renamed as CotaiArena. It hosts sporting events such as basketball, tennis and boxing, as well as concerts and international televised awards shows.
AJ Hackett Macau Tower - Part of the massive Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre, the Macau Tower is easily one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, as well as a popular tourist attraction. Standing 338 meters tall and built for telecommunications and broadcasting, the tower's fun side includes an observation deck boasting phenomenal views over the city, as well as a number of restaurants, theaters, and shopping opportunities. For thrill seekers, the Macau Tower Skywalk, a breathtaking walk along the outer rim of the observation level, or you can experience the world's highest bungee jump at the 233-meter mark.
Casino Lisboa - The casino is owned by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, a Stanley Ho company. This three-storey complex was built in late 1960s. The original casino and the 12-storey round hotel tower were built in 1970 by Stanley Ho, Teddy Yip, Yip Hon and Henry Fok. A 270-room extension was added in 1991 for a total of 927 rooms. In 2006, another extension, the Grand Lisboa, was built next to the current complex. Therefore, a total of 2,362 rooms are in place in Hotel Lisboa as of 2010. This expansion was partly done in competition with the newly opened Wynn Macau, located right next to the original Casino Lisboa.
The Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge also known as the Macau-Taipa Bridge- is a dual-lane two-way bridge connecting Macau Peninsula near Casino Lisboa and the island of Taipa at the northern slope of Taipa Pequena crossing the Baía da Praia Grande. It is the first bridge in Macau, to connect the peninsula and Taipa. It is locally known as "The Old Bridge". The Flag of Macau uses this bridge as an emblem.
The Lotus Square or Golden Lotus Square- The area features the large bronze sculpture Lotus Flower In Full Bloom and is somewhat akin to the Golden Bauhinia of neighbouring Hong Kong. The sculpture, made of gilded bronze, weighs 6.5 tonnes, and is 6 metres high. The diameter of the flower is 3.6 metres at maximum. The major part is composed of a stem, petals and pistil—a total of 16 components. The base consists of 23 pieces of red granite in three layers and in the shape of lotus leaves. These signify the three main parts of the territory: Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. The lotus flower in full bloom symbolises the everlasting prosperity of Macau. The sculpture was presented by the State Council of the People's Republic of China in 1999 to mark the transfer of the sovereignty of Macau from Portugal to China. Lotus Square today is popular with skateboarders because of its abundance of ledges, curbs and stairs.
Lilau Square - The ground water of Lilau used to be the main source of natural spring water in Macao. The Portuguese popular phrase: “One who drinks from Lilau never forgets Macao” expresses the locals’ nostalgic attachment to Lilau Square. This area corresponds to one of the first Portuguese residential quarters in Macao with a typically Mediterranean atmosphere containing some later Art Deco influences that contrast with the nearby traditional Chinese architecture of the Mandarin’s House residential complex, in a clear example of a fusion of western and Chinese urban and architectural concepts.
Chapel of Our Lady of Penha - The land where the church stands was donated by the Senate of the Augustinians for the construction of the church, which was dedicated to the Our Lady of Penha of France. The church was then constructed in 1622 and became the property of the Augustinians until 1834 when they were expelled from Macau. In 1837, the church was reconstructed along with the Bishop residence next to it. In 1935, it was then again completely rebuilt. At the front courtyard of the church stands the Our Lady of Lourdes statue. At the steps of the hillside staircase exists the picturesque grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Our Lady of Carmel Church- The Our Lady of Carmel Church is a church located on the island of Taipa, Macau, China. The church was built in 1885 and namesake of Our Lady of Carmel Parish. The church's architectural style Neoclassical, but coloured wall are similar to many historic structures in Macau. The belltower of the church does not have a steeple. The church has 2,000 square feet of space and can hold up to 200.
Chapel of Our Lady of Guia - This chapel was first built in the 17th century as part of the Guia Fortress. The chapel’s construction dates back to 1637, containing the image of the Virgin Mary and a fine painting of St. John the Baptist. The oldest vestige of paintings date back to the construction of the hermitage in 1622. The murals are characterized by Eastern and Western symbols such as Chinese-style lions and plants like bonsais, but also religious figures which are a tradition in Europe. The chapel is opened on certain days for residents and tourists alike to visit. Located on the left side of the Guia Lighthouse, it’s set on the highest Macau point, featuring panoramic landscape views over the city. The church is a reminder of the Portuguese presence in the territory and includes some of the oldest fresco paintings in Macau.
The Ruins of St. Paul's - All that remains of St. Paul's Cathedral, once considered the finest Christian building in the Far East, is its imposing Renaissance façade, a Macau landmark standing at the top of a broad flight of granite steps. After the destruction of the first church by fire in 1601, a new one was completed in 1637, modeled on the church of the Gesù in Rome and constructed by Christians driven out of Japan. The church was destroyed by a typhoon and fire in 1835, but its remaining façade still displays a little of the cathedral's former glory. Notable features include an inscription above the doorway dedicating the church to the Mother of God, figures of Jesuit saints, and a profusion of relief ornaments.
The Holy House of Mercy of Macau - is a historic building in Senado Square, Macau, China. Established as a branch of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, it was first built in 1569 on the orders of the Bishop of Macau, Belchior Carneiro Leitão. It was a medical clinic and several other social welfare structures in early Macau. It later served as an orphanage and refuge for widows of sailors lost at sea. It is part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Saint Dominic's Church - is a late 16th-century Baroque-style church that serves within the Cathedral Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau. It is located in the peninsular part of the city at the Largo de São Domingos, situated near the Leal Senado Building. The construction of the church was finished in 1587 and was overseen by three Spanish Dominican priests. Due to renovations and reconstruction, the current structure dates back to the early 17th century. The church is listed as one of the 29 sites that form the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
St. Lazarus' Church - is a historic church in São Lázaro, Macau, China. Built between 1557 and 1560, it is one of the oldest churches in Macau and located on Rua de João de Almeida. It currently serves as the main church of the St. Lazarus parish. The church was completely rebuilt in 1885, although the Cross of Hope from the original chapel is located in the forecourt of the current structure.
St. Laurence Church - This historic church has clock & bell towers, ornate stained glass windows & chandeliers. The St. Lawrence's Church, also known as Feng Shun Tang (Church of Smooth-sailing Wind), is one of three oldest churches in Macau. It was first built approximately during 1558 and 1560 in memory of St. Lawrence, who is regarded by Portuguese as a patron saint in navigation. St. Lawrence's Church has been renovated for several times. The present church looks much the same as it was renovated in 1618.
St. Joseph's Seminary and Church - The seminary was established in 1728 and, following the end of the Jesuits' mission, was taken over by the Lazarites. The church was erected in 1758. In 2005, the church became one of the designated sites of the Historic Centre of Macau enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
A-Ma Temple - Dedicated to the goddess Matsu, the splendid A-Ma Temple (Templo de A-Má) was built on the Macau Peninsula in 1488 and was the inspiration for the renaming of the city by the Portuguese a few decades later. Part of Macau's UNESCO Historic Center, this Buddhist temple is one of the city's most important religious sites and is well worth exploring. Divided into six easily accessible sections — the Gate Pavilion, Prayer Hall, Memorial Arch, Hall of Benevolence, Zhengjiao Chanlin, and Hall of Guanyin — this temple features numerous interesting things to see, from its many fierce-looking stone lions and statues of the goddess Matsu to shady spots to stop and contemplate the serenity of the temple grounds, as well as
Lin Fung Temple - Restored 16th-century Buddhist temple with an ornate memorial hall, shrines & statues. Dedicated to Kun Iam, the Goddess of Mercy, this graceful Temple of the Lotus was built in 1592, and underwent several reconstructions. Facing a courtyard in the back is a sculpted relief mural depicting marital harmony, which is elegant, modern and slightly Western-looking.
The Kun Iam Temple - is a temple in Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Macau, China. It is one of the three largest and richest Buddhist temples in Macau and its more official name is "Pou Chai Sim Un". It is regarded as one of the oldest temples in Macau and was founded in the 13th century to venerate Kun Iam, the Chinese representation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Mercy. Spectacular views over the bay. The Foraleza do Monte is located right next to the ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Na Tcha Temple - was built in 1888, is a Chinese folk religion temple in Santo António, Macau. It is dedicated to the worship of the popular Deity Na Tcha or Sam Tai Tsz. The Na Tcha Temple was built in homage to the guardian deity. It is believed that it was built to put an end to the plague ravaging the region during that time. In 2005, the temple became one of the designated sites of the Historic Centre of Macau enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The small traditional Chinese temple is a simple single-chambered building measuring 8.4 meters (28 ft) long and 4.51 meters (14.8 ft) wide. The entrance porch opens to the temple building measuring 5 meters (16 ft) in depth. The building is painted gray, with few ornamentations, except for paintings on walls under the entrance porch. The temple's roof, rising five meters, is a traditional gable roof. True to traditional Chinese architecture, the Na Tcha has protective ceramic animal figurines on its ridge.
Sam Kai Vui Kun, also known as Kuan Tai Temple- is located in front of St. Dominic’s Market Complex, near Senado Square in Sé, Macau, China. The temple was built in 1750. Kuan Tai is the Anglicized spelling of Lord Guan, an important general during the Three Kingdoms period in China, being now honored and worshiped in Taoism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism.
Senado Square - In the historic heart of Macau, Senado Square (Senate Square) is a delightful pedestrian area and where you will likely start your visit to Macau. Highlights include the impressive old Senate building, now occupied by the Municipal Council and widely regarded as the finest example of Portuguese colonial architecture in Macau. Built in 1784, the building's exquisite façade was added in 1870, and the whole building was completely restored in 1940. Interior highlights are the Council Chamber with its rich wood paneling and the Senate Library with its more than 50,000 rare manuscripts, some more than 500 years old. The square is also a great spot for shopping, and dining in restaurants featuring both European and Chinese cuisine. It's also home to a number of other tourist attractions, including the 17th-century St. Dominic's Church.
Communications Museum - The museum was inaugurated on 1 March 2006. The museum building consists of Post/Philately Area and Telecommunications Area for its exhibition venues. The museum displays various artifacts and equipment about the evolution of long distance communication systems and techniques, history of Macau Post, scientific exhibits on various technology etc.
Fire Services Museum- The museum building was constructed in 1920. The museum was opened on 11 December 1999. The museum building was built in a European style. It has two exhibition halls with a total area of 350 m2. The museum exhibits more than 700 artifacts about fire fighting system, including vehicles and instruments to extinguish fire.
Fortaleza do Monte: Macau Museum - Built in 1626, Fortaleza do Monte was for many years the hub of Portugal's military presence in this part of China, eventually serving as the governor's residence, a role it performed until 1749. Today, this former fortress houses the three-story Macau Museum, dedicated to the archaeology and anthropology of Macau with an emphasis on how the Chinese, Portuguese, and Macanese have come to live and work together. Also worth visiting is the Mount Fortress Garden, a welcome respite with its pleasant moat-like pond and flower beds, and the Moorish-style Mansão Evocativa de Sun Yat-Sen, a mansion built in memory of Sun Yat-sen, founder of the first Chinese Republic. Another related site is Sun Yat Sen Park with its beautiful gardens, a Victorian greenhouse, and an aviary.
Handover Gifts Museum of Macao - is a museum to commemorate the transfer of sovereignty over Macau. The construction of the museum started in March 2003 and was completed in October 2004. The museum was then officially opened on 30 December 2004. The museum is a three-story building. The first floor is the lobby, entrance and administrative offices of the museum. The second floor is the handover gifts exhibition gallery and the special exhibition gallery. The third floor is the auditorium.
Grand Prix Museum - is a motor racing museum Macau. It is co-located with and adjacent to the Macau Wine Museum. The museum was inaugurated at the 40th Macau Grand Prix on 18 November 1993. The museum underwent renovation for the 50th celebration of the Macau Grand Prix. The refurbishing of the Grand Prix Museum project is currently underway and the museum has closed since 1 July 2017. The project was presented by the government back in 2016 and had its public tender launched at the beginning of 2017. At the time, the government had an estimated budget of MOP380 million, dedicated to renovation and reorganization of the internal sewage network.
Macao Cultural Centre - The cultural centre was founded in 1999 with a cost of US$100 million. In August 2017, the roof of the cultural center was damaged due to Typhoon Hato. The cultural center is housed in a five-storey building with a total area of 45,000 m2. The cultural center regularly hold musical performances.
Maritime Museum- (Museu Marítimo de Macau) hosts numerous displays, including a comprehensive collection of material on Macau's maritime history, model ships, and fishing equipment. Also of interest are exhibits illustrating the development of nautical and meteorological instruments, including a number of dioramas portraying important events in the city's seafaring past. In front of the museum is the Inner Harbour (Porto Interior) through which runs the frontier between Macau and China, where you'll see a restored Chinese dragon boat, a sampan, flower boat, and fishing smack used by people fleeing from Vietnam.
Macau Museum of Art - he Macau Museum of Art is an art museum Macau. The museum was established on 19 March 1999. The museum building spans over 10,192 m2 with 4,000 m2 of exhibition area. The Museum is a five-storey building with different types of exhibition areas: spaces for Chinese traditional art are located on the 4th floor; the collections of MAM are displayed on the 3rd floor; a large special gallery is on the 2nd floor. There is a well-equipped auditorium of a hundred seats. Furthermore, there is a Museum Shop that offers catalogues for sale which are published by the MAM. A franchised counter of the Shanghai Museum is also available at the Museum Shop. The Palace Museum Cultural and Creative Store next door, being the first branch store outside the Palace Museum, provides various kinds of selected products as well.
Macau Tea Culture Museum - The museum building was originally part of Yu Garden. The museum was opened on 1 June 2005. The museum building features southern European architectural style with Chinese tiled roof which spreads over an area of 1,076 square metres (11,580 sq ft). The museum features tea cultures of Macau, Mainland China and the Western world.
Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt - The museum was inaugurated on 23 October 1996. The museum was constructed at the former site of the College of the Mother of God and Church of Saint Paul. The Museum of Sacred Art exhibits objects of high historical and artistic value from different churches and convents of Macau. The crypt exhibits granite rock at the center of its area where it lies a tomb with walls decorated with Japanese and Vietnamese martyrs relics.
Taipa Houses Museum - is housed in a set of old houses in Taipa. The museum complex consists of five houses, of which four display various artefacts and exhibits on life during Macau's colonial era while another serves as an event venue. The houses were built in 1921. These colonial residences were restored to recreate houses of well-off Portuguese families living in Macau during the first half of the 20th century. The last house was restored in 1999. The Taipa Houses–Museum opened on 5 December 1999 and is administered by the Macau Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau. The houses used to look out over the sea, but due to land reclamation of the Cotai Strip between Taipa and Coloane. This body of water is now a small wetland. Every autumn, the Cultural Affairs Bureau organises the Lusofonia Festival at the open space outside the museums.
Tak Seng On Pawnshop Museum - The Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business. The building was originally established in 1917 as the Virtue and Success Pawnshop by Kou Ho Neng and Wong Hung Shan. The shop was closed in 1993 due to the decline in pawnshop business. In 2000, the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture restored the shop building to its original design. It was then opened to the public on 21 March 2003. The building received an Honorable Mention in the UNESCO 2004 Asia-Pacific Awards for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and was selected as an Urban Best Practices Area by Shanghai World Expo 2010. The building consists of two blocks, which are the front block of a three-story pawnshop and a bank and the rear block of a seven-story storehouse.
Giant Panda Pavilion - The Giant Panda Pavilion is located on Cotai and is a bit out of the way, but this means crowds are often sparse. It's also one of the best things to do in Macau for families. Housed in a fascinating facility with a translucent roof are several giant pandas, along with red pandas and an assortment of monkeys. The animals are most active and easiest to see in the morning, but they also come around about 2pm, which is feeding time. The facility has beautiful koi ponds, gardens, and a children's playground. Entry to the park area is free, but a nominal fee is charged to view the pandas.
Guia Fortress - is an oasis of green in the center of Macao and only a short distance from the high-speed ferry terminal. Access is via hiking paths or a short cable car ride. At the top, you'll find impressive views out over Macau, along with old cannons, a small chapel with nicely preserved frescoes dating from the 1600s, and a 91-meter-high lighthouse (closed to entry). There are several sets of tunnels in the fortress open to the public, some are near the lighthouse and some are near the cable car entrance. Located throughout the fortress are exhibits and photos detailing the military history of the area.
Coloane Island - Joined to the mainland by a bridge and causeway, the island of Coloane lies to the south of the Macau Peninsula, beyond the island of Taipa, and should be included in your Macau itinerary. Visitors are often pleasantly surprised to learn Coloane is an island of pine forests, eucalyptus groves, tropical vegetation, and farmland, as well as boasting a number of beautiful beaches of fine white sand.
Hac Sa Beach- Of these beaches, the best known is Hac Sa Beach on the east side of the island. Part of Coloane Park with its Chinese pavilions and tropical flora, the beach area includes a recreation complex with facilities for swimming, tennis, mini-golf, and other fun amusements.
Cheoc Van Beach -at the south end of the island. Also of interest is the Tam Chin Temple, noted for its whalebone model of a ship with a wooden dragon's head, and Coloane Village, a mix of old Chinese and colonial buildings with a charming little chapel dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, in front of which is a monument commemorating a successful Portuguese action against pirates in 1910.
Hac Sa Park - is an ocean side park located on Coloane, Macau, China. It is named for the black sand beaches in the area. The road from the road to the beach can pass the black sand reservoir, which is the original undeveloped natural scenery, completely by walking, greenery flourishing. The bridge is covered with a steel cable bridge, with a plank that can be passed on foot. The color of the reservoir under the bridge is green, like a big jade, beautiful. The surrounding mountains and forests are surrounded by evergreen seasons, and the reservoir is kept in constant supply.
Taipa Island and Taipa House - The island of Taipa, to the south of Macau and linked to it by an imposing high-arched bridge, makes for a fun outing. Formerly a Chinese customs post for vessels putting in at Macau and for decades the traditional site of fireworks factories, the town itself contains large numbers of Chinese shops and Portuguese colonial buildings, along with a popular horse-racing track. Other highlights include the Buddhist Shrine of the Four Faces and Pak Tai Temple, built in 1844 and notable for its rich decoration and its two life-size guardian figures. Of the island's many smaller temples, Tin Hau is the best known and was built some 180 years ago (it's notable for its highly ornamented shrine containing a figure of the goddess). Finally, a must-see is the fully restored colonial Taipa House, home to the Taipa House Museum with its interesting displays of furniture typical of old Macau homes.
Kun Iam: The Temple of the Goddess of Mercy - Dedicated to the goddess of mercy, the current Kun Iam Temple was built in 1627, although references to a temple on the site can be traced back to the Yuan dynasty of the 13th and 14th centuries. In the entrance hall are three figures of Buddha representing the Past, Present, and Future, while another hall contains a figure of the goddess of mercy flanked on either side by nine Buddhas. Also of note is the temple's beautiful courtyard garden where on July 3rd, 1844, the first ever treaty between the US and China was signed. Other notable features include porcelain reliefs and roof turrets with figures dating from the Ming period, and a unique gilded Buddha statue said to resemble famed Venetian, Marco Polo. Behind the temple is a large Chinese garden with its Tree of the Loving Couples, where young lovers offer prayers for good fortune in their future lives. Also worth a visit is Lin Fong Miu Temple, a Taoist site built in 1592 that long served as a staging point for travelers to China.
The Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center - also known as Macau Tower. The tower measures 338 m in height from ground level to the highest point. Its observation deck features views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a walking tour around the outer rim. It offers the best view of Macau and in recent years has been used for a variety of adventurous activities. At 233 meters, the Macau Tower's tethered "skyjump" and Bungee jump by AJ Hackett from the tower's outer rim, is the highest commercial skyjump in the world, and is also the second highest commercial decelerator descent facility in the world, after Vegas' Stratosphere skyjump at 252 meters. The tower was created by Moller Architects and is one of the members of the World Federation of Great Towers. In addition to observation and entertainment, the tower is also used for telecommunications and broadcasting. It and the Grand Lisboa hotel are the most recognizable landmarks of the Macau skyline.
The Macao Science Center- also known as Macau Science Center is a science center in Sé, Macau, China. The main building has a distinctive, asymmetrical, conical shape with a spiral walkway and a large atrium inside. Galleries lead off the walkway, mainly consisting of interactive exhibits aimed at science education. There is also a planetarium with 3D projection facilities and Omnimax films. The building is in a prominent position by the sea and is now a landmark of Macau. It is visible when arriving on the ferry from Hong Kong.
City of Dreams - is a resort and casino in Cotai, Macau, China. It is built, owned and managed by Melco Crown Entertainment. Melco's second mega-sized property in Macau, City of Dreams is located directly opposite The Venetian Macao.
The Venetian Macao - is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company. The Venetian is a 39-story, casino hotel on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort The Venetian Las Vegas. The Venetian Macao is the 2nd largest casino in the world, the largest single structure hotel building in Asia, and also the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area. The main hotel tower was finished in July 2007 and the resort officially opened on 28 August 2007. The resort has 3,000 suites, 1,200,000 sq ft of convention space, 1,600,000 sq ft of retail, 550,000 square feet of casino space – with 3,400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables and the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena for entertainment and sports events.
Rua do Cunha - is a narrow pedestrian street in Vila da Taipa, the town centre of Taipa, Macau. It is wrong to say that the street is named after the Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha. According to the government of Macau, the street is named after Pedro Alexandrino da Cunha, a Portuguese navy captain who was the 81st governor of Macau for a few more days than a month. He arrived in Macau in 1850 and he died 37 days later from cholera, being one of the first victims of the disease in Macau. It is known for shops selling almond cakes, phoenix egg rolls, coconut flakes, cherikoff, and peanut candy, which travellers buy as "souvenirs", such as Choi Heong Yuen and Koi Kei. It is also known for its various Portuguese restaurants, including 'O Santos', which has been in business for 20 years, and 'O Galo'.
Moorish Barracks-is a historical barracks in São Lourenço, Macau, China. In 2005, the barracks became of the designated historical sites of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The barracks was built in August 1874 to accommodate a regiment from Goa, Portuguese India. It was designed by an Italian architect. In 1905, it was turned into the headquarters of Macau Port Authority. The building now houses the headquarter of Marine and Water Bureau. The barracks is built with bricks and neo-classical structure on the slope of Barra Hill. It has Mughal architecture with 67.5 meters length and 37 meters width. The rear side of the building consists of two stories and the other part of the building consists of one story. The exterior of the building is painted in yellow and white.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial House or Memorial House of Dr. Sun Yat Sen - is a museum located in São Lázaro, Macau, China where former family members and relatives of Sun Yat-sen, the 'Father of Modern China' used to live. The House bears witness to his short but significant stay in Macau in the early 20th century where Macau serve as the starting point for Dr. Sun's travels around the world; it also act as an important venue in which he conducted revolutionary activities and finally as the ideal place he chose to settle his family in later years.
Seac Pai Van Park-is a park in Coloane, Macau, China. It is the largest natural green area in Macau and is administered by the Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau. The area was originally a farmland. It was then later converted into a multipurpose park. In 1981, it was listed as a protected area. The park covers an area of around 20 hectares (49 acres).
Lou Lim Ieoc Garden is a garden in São Lázaro. The garden was built in 1906 by local merchant Lou Kau as part of his residence, and its design follows the well-known Suzhou Gardens. It turned over to the Macau government in 1974 as a public park, which is popular with local inhabitants.
Flora Garden - is a flower garden in São Lázaro, Macau, China. The garden is located at the foothill of Guia Hill. It is Macau's largest public park.
Camoes Garden - Luís de Camões Garden is a public park in Santo António, Macau. It is the oldest park in the territory, covering 20,000 square metres of space. Camões Grotto is the former home of 16th century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões and one time Macau resident. The facility includes the Macao Public Library Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Luís de Camões Garden.
The Casa Garden- is a small parkette located in Santo António, Macau, China. The area is the headquarters of the Macau delegation of the Orient Foundation. 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. In 2005, it was officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau. Nowadays it is a cultural centre, which promotes a cross between Portuguese and Macau/Chinese art. In 2014 Sofia Areal had an exhibition in Casa Garden after a monthly residence in Macau.Coupled with an exhibition in Lisbon in 2015 in Museum of the Orient.
S. Francisco Garden - is the oldest garden in Macau. The history of the garden goes back nearly four centuries. In 1580, a convent stood at the site now occupied by the garden. The convent was built by Castilian friars of the Franciscan order. The builders of the convent were supplanted by Portuguese friars five years later. But the name of the Castilian friars remains closely associated with the place even today: The garden continues to be referred to by its Cantonese name 'Ka-Si-Lán-Fa-Yun', meaning 'Garden of the Castilians'. The garden has undergone some changes down the years. The most significant of the changes took place in the 1920s, when the wave of modernization also impacted the garden. A new road, the Rua de Sta Clara, was built right through the garden, bisecting it. The garden iconic bandstand was demolished. The garden, however, still managed to salvage its character. One of the oldest features of the garden that still survive are the old arches near the Quartel de S. Francisco wall. The ancient giant trees still stand.
Montanha Russa Garden - was built at the end of the 19th century and rebuilt in 1986. It covers an area of about 9579 square meters. The park is full of flowers and trees, children's game facilities, skating rink as well as a Portuguese restaurant. It is a suburban park in Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Macau, with a collection of local and European trees. The park also has a Portuguese restaurant near the front gates.
The Nam Van Lake-is a man-made lake in Sé, Macau, China. It is one of two man made lakes in Macau. It is located at the southern end of Macau Peninsula. The lake was once part of a bay, created when the causeway partially closed off the bay. The project to close the lake began in 1991 to attract more development in Macau. Nam Van means South Bay in Chinese. Much of the land southwest of the bay was created from landfill. The Macau Legislative Assembly Building and Superior Court of Macau Building overlook the lake. The lake is bisected by the Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho or Macau-Taipa Bridge. There are four man-made islands within Nam Van Lake. Along with Sai Van Lake, the two artificial lakes cover 80 hectares of space. The lake is currently used for several water sports, including sprint kayaking, rowing and dragon boat racing.
Fisherman's Wharf-A visit to the nearby Macau Fisherman's Wharf (Doca dos Pescadores), a fun theme park encompassing numerous shops, restaurants, and rides built to resemble such famous coastal cities as Amsterdam and Venice.
The Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal - also known as the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal, Macau Ferry Terminal or Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier in Chinese, is a ferry terminal located at Porto Exterior Macau.