Welcome to Macau
On arrival at Macau International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
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.
Overnight in Macau.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today uncover the mysterious colonial culture of former Portuguese city, Macau, on a full-day sightseeing tour led by a knowledgeable guide. See legendary landmarks like the atmospheric Ruins of St. Paul and the sacred A-Ma Temple, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Marvel at modern wonders like opulent Macau Casino and the Guia Circuit and experience a holistic picture of the spectacular city. Revitalize with an international buffet lunch and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from selected Macau hotels. Full-day city sightseeing tour of Macau Take a scenic drive along the Macau Peninsula to experience the Guia Circuit, site of the Macau Grand Prix Visit the UNESCO-listed A-Ma Temple and see the statue of Kun Iam, Goddess of Mercy Climb the steps to the Ruins of St. Paul, another UNESCO World Heritage Site Take photos from the Macau Tower, the world’s 11th highest tower, and play cards at the Macau Casino Enjoy an international buffet lunch at a Macau restaurant Round-trip transport included from ferry terminal and selected hotels
The day will not be complete if you will not experience The Venetian Gondola Ride. The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world and the largest single structure hotel building in Asia. Inside the building you will find plenty of shops and canals, where gondoliers serenade couples with romantic gondola rides. Sit back and relax as you embark on a 15-20 minute gondola ride through one of the canals in the heart of The Venetian Macao. The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat. It is similar to a canoe, except it is narrower. For centuries, the gondola was the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times, the iconic boats still do have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (Ferries) over the Grand Canal.
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 4,790/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
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Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Macau / Dubai.
3 nights in Macau based on twin sharing basis.
Return airport transfer in Macau on private car.
City Tour in Macau on seat in coach.
Experience the Venetian Gondola Ride.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
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 Macau belongs to the territory of China. Consulate website: https://ae.china-embassy.org
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Things to see & do:
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.