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1-25           Places of interest around Central Macau and Porto Interior


Name and details                           What is there to be seen                  How to get there and what to see next

A-Ma Temple                                This is where it all begun… One of        From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                           Macau's oldest and most significant       Largo Senado): Nos. 2, 5, 7, 10, 10A, 11
 Daily, morning till evening              temples was originally built in 1488 to   and 21A
                                           commemorate a miracle in which
Free entrance                              A-ma, the mythic goddess of               From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Macau
                                           fishermen, saved a boat from racking.     (and Macau Grand Prix Museum) : 3, 10
     Did you know? When the                                                          and 10A
     Portuguese first set a foot           Nestled on the slopes of a rocky hill,
     in Macau, hundreds of                 facing Macau's inner harbor, the          From Macau Tower : Nos. 18 and 21
     years ago, they asked locals          temple boasts some prayer halls,
     for the name of the place             pavilions and courtyards, connected       From "Taipa Village" / Rua do Cunha and
     and where answered "A-ma              by winding paths that run through         Museum of Taipa and Coloane History :
     gau" (The bay of A-ma)….              moon gates and tiny gardens (some of      No. 11
     Eventually, the name was              the prayer halls are dedicated to other
     distorted and Ama gau                 deities). Garden spots, built into the    From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
     became Macau…                         cliff behind the temple, provide some     Nos. 21, 21A and 26
                                           excellent views.
                                                                                     From "Coloane Village" : 21, 21A and 26

Macau Maritime Museum                      Although it is not as impressive as       Right opposite A-ma Temple
                                           other maritime museums around the         (see above)
 Daily (except Tuesday), 10am - 6pm       world, Macau's Maritime Museum
(sales of tickets will close at 5:30 pm)   certainly justifies a visit.

Admission fees apply                       The exhibitions focus on the history of
                                           South China's fishermen communities,
Website                                    as well as on the naval history of both
                                           Portugal and China, and the exhibits
                                           include some really nice models and
                                           replicas of antique boats, as well as
                                           old and modern instruments and
                                           navigation tools

Fabulous Portuguese Restaurants            Macau's Portuguese restaurants pride      A-Lorcha and Litoral are both near A-ma
                                           themselves for serving "the best          Temple (see above)
 Daily, for lunch and dinner              Portuguese food outside Portugal"…
                                           What's more, the city's old restaurants        Click HERE to find some of
Bookings are recommended                   also serve "real" Macanese cuisine,            the best rates for hostels and
(particularly for dinner)                  which blends the flavors of Portugal,          low-cost accommodations in
                                           China and the lusophone colonies…              Hong Kong and Asia !
A-Lorcha: 2831 3193/5
                                           A Lorcha and Restaurante Litoral,
Restaurante Litoral : 2896 7878
                                           near A-ma Temple and the Maritime
                                           Museum, are both very recommended

Pousada de São Tiago and Barra             Pousada de São Tiago is an                Pousada de São Tiago is just a few
Fort                                       atmospheric Portuguese-style              minutes' walk from A-Ma Temple and
                                           boutique hotel that was built within      Macau Maritime Museum (down along
 Daily, till late                         the ramparts of the 1620s Barra Fort,     Rua Sao Tiago da Barra).
                                           one of colonial Macau's most strategic
Phone: 2837 8111                           strongholds.

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                                        Other than the remains of the ancient
                                        fort, the hotel boasts a lovely terrace-
                                        cafe where you can dine alfresco and
                                        enjoy the views over Macau's inner
                                        harbour (Porto Interior).

Penha Chapel and Santa Sancha           Strategically perched at the top of        If coming from Pousada de Sao Tiago:
Palace                                  Barra Hill, Penha Chapel was originally    Walk along Avenida da Republica, by the
                                        built in 1622 (although the current        "lake", pass the tennis courts, turn left into
 The church is open daily, 9 am -      structure dates back to 1837) and          Calcada da Praia and left again into
5:30 pm                                 enjoys a fantastic view over the city      Estrada de Santa Sancha.
                                        and the bay (which is the main reason
                                        for coming here) .                         If coming from Largo do Lilau: Walk
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                                        just a few minutes' walk down the hill,    which you climb the hill to the church.
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                                        is an elegant 1846 colonial manor
                                        house which used to be the residence
                                        of the Portuguese governor of Macau.

The Mandarin's House, Moorish           Built in the 1870s by one of Macau’s most prominent families, the Chinese-style
Barracks and Largo do Lilau             Mandarin's House, which used to be the biggest private house in town, is one of the
                                        most impressive sites along Macau's Heritage Trail, and one of the only historic
 Mandarin's House is open daily        Chinese-style mansions in Macau that are open to the public.
(except Wednesday), 10am – 6pm
                                        The compound comprises several courtyard houses and integrates both western
Website                                 and Chinese architectural styles, including typical Chinese elements like a walled
                                        private garden, decorative tiles and intricately carved doors…

The Moorish Barracks building           Standing atop of a granite platform above the street, just a heartbeat from the
currently houses government offices,    Mandarin's House, the Moorish Barracks was built in the 1870s and features
so you should ask for permission to     beautiful neo-classical motifs that integrate both Moghul-Indian and English
enter (although it is much nicer from   architectural styles (the building's name comes from its architecture, which
outside)                                somewhat resembles the Moorish style)…

                                        Largo do Lilau (Lilau Square) is a small shady piazza that was built around the
                                        natural spring which used to provide fresh water to Macau's people, back in the old
                                        colonial days...

                                        Getting there: From the piazza in front of A-ma Temple : Enter Calcada da Barra and
                                        at the end of the small lane turn right and walk up the street to the Moorish
                                        Barracks and onwards, to Largo do Lilau and the Mandarin's House.

Old churches and colonial buildings     A cluster of beautiful ancient churches    To get to Largo de Santo Agostinho:
                                        and old colonial buildings can be          From A-ma Temple, Largo do Lilau and St.
 Open daily, morning till evening      found around St. Augustine's Square,       Lawrence's Church : Continue walking
                                        between A-ma Temple and Senado Sq.         along Rua de São Lourenço till you see the
Free entrance to all this sites                                                    jade-green façade of Dom Pedro V Theatre
                                        Well noted for its impressive twin         on your left.
                                        towers, St. Lawrence's Church is one
                                        of Macau's three oldest churches. It       If coming from Largo do Senado: Tiny Rua
                                        was originally built in the 1560s          do Dr. Soares, on the right side of Leal
                                        (although the current structure dates      Senado Building, will take you to Calcada
                                        back to the mid-19th century) and as       do Tronco Velho, with which you climb to
                                        the shoreline passed nearby in those       St. Augustine's church.
                                        days, it was popular among
                                        Portuguese sailors and their families,                                       Continue…
                                      who used to pray here before heading
                                      to the ships.
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                                      Lawrence's Church), is one of Macau's
                                      most beautiful churches. It was first         in Singapore, Hong Kong,
                                      built by the Jesuits in 1728 and              Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing,
                                      features a classic Baroque                    Tokyo and Seoul…
                                      architecture. The church's interior is
                                      rich and lavish, with plenty of well-
                                      preserved decorations, and its high
                                      domed ceiling gives exceptionally fine
                                      acoustics.

                                      St. Augustine's Square (Largo de Santo
                                      Agostinho) is a beautiful Portuguese-
                                      style cobblestone-paved piazza,
                                      surrounded by some historical
                                      buildings that are worth knowing
                                      about, like St. Augustine's Church,
                                      after which the square is called,
                                      Sir Robert Ho Tung Library (a late 19th
                                      century building that was originally
                                      constructed as the mansion of Dona
                                      Carolina Cunha) and the 1860s jade-
                                      green building of Dom Pedro V
                                      Theatre, China's first western style
                                      theatre, which its impressive façade is
                                      decorated with Roman style pillars and
                                      triangular pediment.

Rua da Felicidade and its offshoots Rua da Felicidade (literally "Happiness   A few minutes' walk from Senado Square:
                                      Street") was once the heart of Macau's Walk through tiny Rua do Dr. Soares, on
 Daily (24/7)                        red lights district, and that is how it the right side of Leal Senado Building, turn
                                      got its rather peculiar name...         right to Rua Dos Cules and after a couple
                                                                              of minutes right again, to Felicidade
                                      Nowadays, it is an authentic shopping
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                                      "exotic" products, enjoy some truly     Walk down Calcada do Tronco Velho, turn
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                                      authentic food and see some nice        left to Rua Dos Cules and after a couple of
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                                      shophouses with traditional red         minutes right, to Rua Felicidade.
                                      louvers... (Movie lovers may recognize
                                      the street from "Indiana Jones and the
                                      Temple of the Doom").

                                       The picturesque street is also home to
                                      some really good restaurants, like Tou
                                      Tou Koi, that serves some of the nicest
                                      Chinese hotpot/steamboat dishes in
                                      Macau..., Fat Siu Lau, which has been
                                      serving genuine Macanese cuisine for
                                      God knows how many years and is
                                      possibly the city's oldest restaurant,
                                      Café Kam Ma Lon (A modest eatery
                                      that serves good local food at                                           Continue…
                                         moderate prices), Sai Nam (Cantonese
                                         seafood) and Restaurant Cheong Kei
                                         noodle, which is known for its lovely
                                         Cantonese specialties, prepared with a
                                         traditional "Macanese touch"...

The Cultural Club and Pawnshop           Housed in Tak Seng On, an old building    Avenida Almeida Ribeiro (A short walk
Museum                                   with mixed Chinese and western            from either Senado Square or Rua
                                         motifs that used to accommodate a         Felicidade)
Daily, 10:30am - 8pm                     prosperous pawnshop long time ago,
                                         the Cultural Club gives the visitor an
Small entrance fee                       opportunity to see lots of lovely art
                                         pieces, related to Macau's culture and
More info                                heritage, and to understand the role
                                         that pawnshops used to play in
                                         Macau's daily life, more than a century
                                         ago. There is also a nice arts shop.

Senado Square (Largo do Senado)          Located right at the heart of the city,   From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
                                         this large Portuguese-style piazza is     Museum : Nos. 2, 5, 7, 10, 10A, 11, 18 and
 24/7                                   surrounded by many heritage sites, as     21A
                                         well as coffee shops, restaurants,
An article with more details about the
                                         market lanes and shops, and it's          From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
square and its places-of-interest
                                         always busy with people...                Lisboa and Wynn): Just a short walk along
                                                                                   Avenida Infante D. Henrique / Avenida
  How to find the best deals in Asia ?   Rua Sul do Mercado de São Domingos,       Almeida Ribeiro.
                                         next to the square, and the small
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                                         where inexpensive surpluses are           3A 10 and 10A
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                                         sold... The new city market complex,
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                                         on the right side of the street           From Macau Tower : Nos. 9A, 23 and 32 to
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                                         Domingos) is also a place you should      proced by foot.
                                         visit, if you are after bargains.
                                                                                   From "Taipa Village" / Rua do Cunha and
                                         Facing the square from Avenida            Museum of Taipa and Coloane History :
                                         Almeida Ribeiro, the neo-classical Leal   Nos. 11 and 33
                                         Senado Building (Portuguese for Loyal
                                         Senate) was erected in 1784 and           From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
                                         served as the seat of Macau's             Nos. 21A and 26A
                                         Government during the old colonial
                                         days. Nowadays, there is an exhibition    From "Coloane Village" : Nos. 21A and 26A
                                         hall here that is worth visiting

                                         Other places of interest around
                                         Senado Square include The Holy House
                                         of Mercy, The Cathedral, Santo
                                         Domingo Church, Lou Kau Mansion,
                                         and Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai
                                         Temple)

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Santo Domingo Church                      Nestled at the inner end of Senado           Same as Senado Square (above)
                                          Square, this beautiful church was
 Daily, morning till evening.            originally built in the late 16th century,
                                          although the present Baroque-Filipino
Entry is free
                                          building, with its cream-beige façade
                                          and green louvers, dates back to 1828

                                          There is also a small museum here
                                          with religious exhibits from the history
                                          of the Roman-catholic church in Asia

The Holy House of Mercy                   Occupying a beautiful neo-classical          Same as Senado Square (above)
                                          building with a notable Roman
 Daily (except Sundays and holidays)     pediment, right on Senado Square,
10am - 1pm and 2:30 - 5:30 pm             the Holy House of Mercy Institution               Hong Kong Day Trips
                                          was founded in 1569 by the first                  Discover Asia's World City
Entry is MOP$ 5 at the time of writing    bishop of Macau, Dom Belchior                     with those who know it best !
                                          Carneiro, in order to provide medical
An interesting article about the museum
                                          services and other charitable
                                          assistance to the community, and was
                                          actually the first western-style hospital
                                          in China.

                                          There is a small museum within the
                                          building where you can see some
                                          historical religious artifacts of the
                                          institution.

Lou Kau Mansion                           Built in 1889 as the residence of one of     Same as Senado Square (above)
                                          Macau's wealthiest traders, this
 Daily (except Monday), 9am to 5pm       magnificent court-yard house features        The mansion is on Travessa da Se, which is
                                          an excellent example of typical              off Senado Square (Two minutes' walk
Free Entrance                             Chinese mansion architecture, right in       from Santo Domingo Church)
                                          the middle of Portuguese Macau. The
Short article about the history of the    wood screens, the stained-glass
place                                     windows and the porches are all very
                                          interesting.

                                          Lemon Cello Gellato, which is just a
                                          stone's throw away, sells some of the
                                          best Italian ice cream in Macau.

The Cathedral                             The Cathedral, one of Macau's most           Same as Senado Square (above)
                                          impressive historical landmark, was
 Daily                                   originally built of wood in 1576, and        Located in Largo da Se' (The small piazza at
                                          was housed in various different              the top end of an alley above Senado
Free Entrance                             buildings (one of which was nearly           Square).
                                          destroyed by a typhoon in 1874) until
                                          its present building was inaugurated in
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  Attractions Pass ! Click here for       The main draw here are the stained-
  more details !                          glass windows. Otherwise, there is a
                                          small private museum in the adjacent
                                          Bishop's palace (ask the guard to see it
                                          and he will let you in).
Ruins of St. Paul's                   Standing atop of a massive flight of       From Senado Square (Largo do Senado):
                                      stone stairs, the impressive southern      Walk inside the square all the way to Santo
 Daily, 24 hours (The Museum is      façade of the Ruins of St. Paul's, one     Domingo Church, where you turn right and
open daily, 9 am - 6 pm)              of Macau's best known and most             left, to Rua da Palha, which will take you
                                      photographed landmark, is the only         to Rua de S. Paulo and Ruins of St. Paul's.
Free Entrance                         remain of St. Paul's Cathedral and
                                      College, which was built by the Jesuits
.                                     between 1582 and 1602 and was the            How to find the best deals in Asia?
                                      largest Catholic church in Asia at the
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                                      1627 by Japanese Christians in exile         BEST rates for accommodation in
                                      from their homeland and local                Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai,
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                                      The Museum of sacred art and Crypt,
                                      at the back side of the façade, displays
                                      items of high historical and artistic
                                      value from the 16th to the 19th
                                      centuries (mostly related to the
                                      history of the catholic missions in the
                                      region).

The Museum of Macau                   The Museum of Macau, right next to         The entrance to the museum is a minute's
                                      Ruins of St. Paul's, is our last           walk from the Ruins of St. Paul's
 Daily (except Monday), 10am - 6pm   destination for today. Built within the
                                      ramparts of Fortaleza do Monte
Admission fees apply                  (Mount fortress), Macau's historical
                                      military headquarters, this fantastic
Website                               museum displays the territory's
                                      history, from prehistoric eras to our
                                      days, in quite a fascinating way and
                                      with special focus on the city's
                                      different communities and their
                                      cultures.

Gobbling Portuguese Egg Tarts         Visiting Macau without gobbling a few      Margaret’s Cafe e Nata is located on a
                                      egg-tarts is as unthinkable as visiting    small patio off Rua Comandante Mata e
                                      Egypt without seeing the Pyramids...       Oliveira (a couple of minutes' walk from
    Click HERE to find some of        These custard-filled pastries have long    the Grand Lisboa)
    the best rates for hostels and    become one of the city's icons and can
    low-cost accommodations in        be addictive… Especially when they         Tea Plus is on Rua da Palha, right in
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                                                                                 Paul's.
                                      Margaret’s Cafe e Nata is probably the
                                      best place in town to indulge on           Pasteleria Koi Kei has few outlets in town:
                                      freshly baked egg tarts, but you may       Rua de S. Paulo, Largo Senado and Rua
                                      also try "Tea Plus" or "Pasteleria Koi     Felcidade are the best known (and best
                                      Kei" if you happen to be in the vicinity   located).
                                      of Senado Square and Ruins of St.
                                      Paul's and don't feel like walking all
                                      the way down to Margaret’s


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Indulge on Cantonese noodles and    Wong Chi Kei, on Largo do Senado,           Fung Shing Chu Kei Noodle Expert is on 127
Wonton                              and Fung Shing Chu Kei Noodle Expert,       Travessa dos Mercadores, off Rua
                                    on Travessa dos Mercadores (off Rua         Felicidade (just a short stroll from Senado
                                    Felicidade) are both famous for their       Square and Avenida Ribeiro).
                                    authentic Cantonese noodle dishes,
                                    and Wanton noodles in particular…           Wong Chi Kei is right on Largo do Senado.

                                    The first is more of a proper
                                    restaurant (with relatively moderate
                                    prices), while the latter is an authentic
                                    local eatery per se.

A sentimental journey to Macau's    Rua de Cinco de Outubro is one of those old and characterful streets between the
old teahouses and cafés             city centre and Porto Interior, and just like on some of the other streets in this part
                                    of town, you can see quite a few shops here that look as if they belong to another
                                    era...

                                    Tai Long Fong is a 70 years old teahouse where you can enjoy an authentic "yum
                                    cha" with delicious, old-style dim sums, while watching a Cantonese opera
                                    performance.

                                    Nam Peng Café, just a few doors away, is another culinary institution that has been
                                    serving old school food for God knows how many years… Their egg-ham-and-
                                    roasted pork sandwiches are legendary, and so are their small doughnuts and other
                                    breakfast stuff…
                                    Tai Long Fong is on 127 Rua de Cinco de Outubro, while Nam Peng Café is on 85

                                    Getting there: Off Avenida Ribeiro, halfway between Senado Square and Porto
                                    Interior (A short walk from Ponte 16)

Luis de Camoes Garden, St.          Named after Portugal's national poet, Luís de Camões, this lovely park offers its
Anthony Church, the Old             visitors a green lung with rocky landscapes and nice city views, and although it is
Protestant Cemetery and Casa        one of the city's less known attractions, it is well worth visiting...
Garden
                                    The main draw here is the grotto where the legendary poet worked on his famous
 Daily, morning till evening       epic poem, Os Lusíadas ("The Lusiads"), during the time he lived in Macau.
                                    Right at the entrance to the grotto there is a 19th century bust, commemorating
Free entry                          Camões and his famous poem.

                                    Casa Garden, right next to the entrance to Camoes Garden, is an imposing colonial
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   best available rates             Next door, in the Old Protestant Cemetery, you can see some detailed tombstones
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                                    St. Anthony Church (Santo Antonio), across the street from the park, is one of
                                    Macau's three oldest churches, and while the current building is less than 100 years
                                    old, its predecessors date back to the mid-16th century
                                    From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime Museum : Nos. 18 and 26

                                    From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and Largo Senado): Nos. 8A, 18, 18A and 19
                                    (or simply walk via Santo Domingo Church and Ruins of St. Paul's)

                                    From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 18A and 19
The Fire Services Museum of              Occupying the 1920s colonial building         The museum is on the corner of Estrada do
Macau (Museu dos Bombeiros)              which once housed the city's fire             Repouso and Estrada de Coelho do Amaral
                                         brigade, this small museum focuses on         You can take a walk from Camoes Garden
 Daily, 10 am - 6 pm                    the history of Macau's fire-fighting          (see instructions above), or from the
                                         services and although it is not one of        Museum of Macau and Ruins of St. Paul's
Entrance is free                         Macau best known attractions, it is           (From the back of the ruins/museum, walk
                                         still worth visiting, especially if you       along Rua Belchior Carneiro to the
                                         need a nice time-killer for the kids,         roundabout, turn left to Estrada do
                                         who more often than not show                  Repouso and walk downhill for a short
                                         interest in the old vehicles (although        while, till you see the museum on your
                                         grownups are also likely to enjoy it).        right hand side).

St. Michael Cemetery and Tap             Macau's largest Catholic cemetery             The easiest way to get here is by foot from
Seac Gallery                             accommodates quite a few                      the entrance to Guia Hill Park / Cable-car
                                         sumptuously decorated tombstones
                                         that combine both Chinese and                 It is also not too far from Ruins of St. Paul's
                                         European motifs - An interesting              and Macau Museum
                                         example of Macau's cultural diversity.

                                         Tap Seac Gallery is nestled within a
 The gallery is open daily, 10 am - 7   1920s neo-classical building, just a
pm and the entrance is free              short stroll from the cemetery, and
                                         while it mainly promotes local artists,
Website                                  it also showcases art from abroad.

Lou Lim Leoc Garden and Macau            Lou Lim Leoc Garden is a lovely little        The easiest way to get here is by foot from
Tea Culture House                        park with Chinese landscaping, and            the entrance to Guia Hill Park / Cable-car
                                         although it is slightly rundown, it's still
                                         worth a visit...
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                                         Occupying a nice colonial villa, next to
                                         the garden, the Macau Tea Culture
 Open daily (except Monday), 9 am -     House (Casa Cultural de Cha de
7 pm and entrance is free                Macau) tells the story of Macau's rich
                                         tea culture through a range of
Website                                  exhibitions...

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial House           Occupying an oriental manor on                Just a heartbeat from the entrance to Guia
                                         Avenida Sidonio Pais, near Guia Hill,         Hill Park / Cable-car (see below)
 Daily (except Tuesday), 10am - 5pm     Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial House is
                                         dedicated to the ideology and
Free entrance                            philosophy of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a                   Hong Kong Day Trips
                                         legendary Chinese political leader and             Discover Asia's World City
More info (Wikipedia)                    groundbreaker who played a major                   with those who know it best !
                                         role in bringing the Qing regime to its
                                         end, in 1911, and transferring China
                                         from a monarchy to a republic.

                                         Sun, who is usually described as the
                                         "father of modern China", stayed in
                                         this house between 1892 and 1894.
Guia Hill and Guia Fortress              Guia Hill, one of Macau's tallest,        From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
                                         greenest and most picturesque hills,      Museum : Nos. 2, 2A, 5, 9 and 18
 The cable car runs every day           boasts a few attractions that are well
(except Monday), 8 am - 6 pm.            worth seeing:                             From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                                                                   Largo Senado): Nos. 2, 2A, 5, 18 and 19
The trip costs MOP$ 3 - one way or       At the foot of the hill, as you enter,
MOP$ 5 - return.                         there is a nice park with a small zoo     From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
                                         (somewhat rundown), an aviary and         Lisboa and Wynn): 2A, 9, 12, 19, 32
                                         some landscaped gardens with
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                                         From here, you can take a short cable     (Macau Grand Prix Museum) : 12 and 32
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                                         The Guia Hill Municipal Park, up on       From "Taipa Village" / Rua do Cunha: No.
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                                         lovely walking trails. The best part of   From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
                                         the visit to the hill, however, is the    Nos. 25 and 25X
                                         imposing Guia Fortress and its chapel
                                         that were erected in the early 1600s,     From "Coloane Village" : No. 25
                                         following a failed raid attempt by the
                                         Dutch.

                                         The lighthouse was built in the 1860s
                                         and is the first western style
                                         lighthouse on the China coast.

                                         Another place of interest on Guia Hill
                                         are the underground tunnels (or the
                                         Air Raid Shelters, as they are
                                         commonly known).




26-30              Places-of-interest in the north of Macau


Name and details                         What is there to be seen                  How to get there and what to see next

Kun Iam Temple                           Dedicated to Kun Iam, the Chinese         From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                         goddess of mercy, this beautiful          Largo Senado): Nos. 18, 18A and 19
 Daily, morning till evening            Buddhist temple was originally built on
                                         the 13th century and is possibly          From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
Free entrance                            Macau's oldest and among the city's       Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 18a, 19 and 22
                                         biggest and richest temples.
                                                                                   From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Macau
                                         The present building dates back to        (and Macau Grand Prix Museum) : No. 12
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                                         inside and in the courtyard…              walk out of the park (a minute from the
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                                                                                   cable-car), turn right to Sidonio Pais and
                                         The temple had its 15 minutes of fame     left to Ouvidor Arriaga. The third street on
                                         in 1844, when the first Sino-American     the right (Costa Cabral) will lead you
                                         trade treaty was signed there.            straight to the temple.
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The "Three Lamps District"               Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, at the          From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
                                         heart of the historic "Three Lamps         Museum : Nos. 1, 5, 6, 9, 18 and 26
 Daily, all day                         District", is not really a sightseeing
                                         spot as such, but it is one of Macau's     From the City Centre (Largo Senado):
Free entrance                            most popular shopping areas and one        Nos. 3, 3X, 4, 5, 18, 18A and 19
                                         of the best places to see how the
                                         locals live, and experience the city's     From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
                                         day-to-day life in its most                Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 3, 3X, 4, 9A, 18a,
                                         unpretentious form.                        23, 25X, 32, 33 and 7A

                                         The roundabout and its offshoots are       From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands
                                         packed with small shops, boutiques         Macau: No. 3, 12, 17 and 32
                                         and street vendors that specialize in
                                         inexpensive clothes, mostly surpluses      From "Taipa Village" / Rua do Cunha :
                                         and seconds of genuine brand-names,        No. 33
                                         and there is also a decent choice of
                                         authentic eateries and street food         From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
                                         vendors around, to take care of the        Nos. 25X and 26
                                         culinary side...
                                                                                    From "Coloane Village" : No. 26

The Red Market                           Well known for its notorious smell, the    Just a short walking distance from the
                                         Red Market (Hung Kai Si) is Macau's        "Three Lamps" (see above)
 Daily, early morning till afternoon    main "wet market" and the place
                                         where locals shop for their fresh
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Free entrance                            the "Red Market", belongs to a non-
                                         profit organization of local Macanese
                                         artists and displays their works...
                                         If contemporary art is your thing, it is
                                         well worth a visit.


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Canidrome - Greyhound racing          If you have had enough of the city's         From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
                                      casinos and you truly believe that           Museum : No. 1 and 7
 Races are held on Mondays,          man's best friend can bring you more
Thursdays, Fridays and weekends,      luck than manmade slot machines and          From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
starting from 7:45 pm.                Baccarat tables, opt to Asia's only          Largo Senado): Nos. 3, 4, 7, and 8A
                                      greyhound racing stadium!
Admission is MOP$10 (usable for                                                    From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
betting) for the public stand.        As a matter of fact, spending an             Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 3, 4, 7A, 8 and 17
                                      evening at the Canidrome is an
For more info, call them: 2833 3399   experience worth trying, even if you         From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Macau
                                      have no plans to bet…                        (and Macau Grand Prix Museum) : Nos. 8
                                                                                   and 17

Lin Zexu Memorial Museum and          This relatively small museum is              Same as the Canidrome (see above)
Lin Fung Temple                       dedicated to Lin Zexu: The imperial
                                      commissioner who is best                     You can also walk from the "Red Market",
 Daily (except Monday), 9am - 5pm    remembered for his uncompromising            as it is not that far…
                                      stand in the struggle against opium
Small admission fees apply            smuggling by the British into
                                      Guangzhou, a struggle that has
                                      triggered the outbreak of the First
                                      Opium War, between 1839 and 1842.

                                      Although it is not among the most
                                      famous of Macau attractions, the
                                      museum certainly worth a visit, as it
                                      gives the visitor a glimpse to one of
                                      modern history's most captivating
                                      times…

                                      Lin Fung Temple, right next to the
                                      museum, is one of Macau's three most
                                      ancient and most visited temples.
                                      Originally built in 1592, it is devoted to
                                      the Chinese goddess of mercy, Kun
                                      Iam and boasts plenty of artistic
                                      ornaments and manicured gardens.


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31-42           Attractions between Fisherman's Wharf and Macau Tower


Name and details                      What is there to be seen                     How to get there and what to see next

Macau Fisherman's Wharf               Although it is far less successful than it   The Fisherman's Wharf operates its own
                                      was meant to be, Macau Fisherman's           shuttle bus service that picks passengers
 24/7                                Wharf is still one of the city's nicest      from the Macau Ferry Terminal, as well as
                                      attractions and a place well worth           from other one or two points around
Free entrance                         visiting, especially if you are here with    town. Click here for the schedule.
                                      the whole family...
Website                                                                            From A-Ma Temple: Nos. 10 and 10A
                                      The main draw here is the Legend
                                      Boulevard: A pedestrian mall lined
                                                                                   From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                      with a range of European and coastal
  Hong Kong Day Trips                 town architectures that replicate
                                                                                   Largo Senado): Nos. 3, 3A, 10 and 10A
  Discover Asia's World City          streets and suburbs from port-cities
  with those who know it best !                                                    From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
                                      around the globe... You can have a
                                                                                   Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 3, 3A, 10, 10A 10B,
                                      cup of coffee at a French Riviera café ,
                                                                                   12, 17 and 32
                                      eat seafood in Cape Town or New
                                      Orleans and have your dessert in
                                                                                   From Macau Tower : Nos. 23 and 32.
                                      Amsterdam or Lisbon...
                                                                                   From "Taipa Village" / Rua do Cunha :
                                      The Underground Amusement Centre
                                                                                   No. 28A
                                      boasts plenty of video-games,
                                      including the popular F-1 simulator.
                                                                                   From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
                                                                                   The Venetian operates a free shuttle
                                                                                   service to Sands Macau. It leaves every 5 -
                                                                                   15 minutes, from 10am to midnight.

Sands Casino                          Well noted for its humongous gold            The Sands is located right next to Macau
                                      glass-clad façade, The Sands used to         Fisherman's Wharf (see above).
 24/7                                hold the "world's largest casino" title
                                      until the opening of the Venetian, in
Free entrance                         2007, and although it is no longer the
                                      world's biggest, it is still worth
Website                               visiting…

                                      Other than gambling the Sands offers
                                      very good entertainment to its visitors,
                                      as well as some very good restaurants,
                                      including one of Macau's best buffet
                                      restaurants.

Macau Grand Prix Museum               This small museum is one of Macau's          The museum is housed in the Tourism
                                      "must sees" and you are likely to enjoy      Activities Centre, on Rua de Luis Gonzaga
 Daily (except Tuesday) 10am - 6pm   it even if museums are not your usual        Gomes, just behind the Lotus Flower
                                      cup of tea...                                Statue (opposite the entrance to Macau
Admission fees apply                                                               Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Casino).
                                      Stroll through all those legendary cars
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                                      the world's most demanding street                 about Hong Kong and
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                                      racing cars.
Macau Wine Museum                        Tucked in the Tourism Activities               Next door to Macau Grand Prix Museum
                                         Centre, right next to the Grand Prix
 Daily (except Tuesday) 10am - 6pm      Museum, this small and nice museum
                                         focuses on Portugal's wine industry
Admission fees apply                     and takes the visitor through the
                                         history of wine production, techniques
                                         and technology, culture and even
                                         wine-related festivals and customs...
                                         Wine tasting is also included.

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The Handover Gifts Museum of             Housed in a modern glass and still             The museum is just a short stroll from
Macau                                    building that stands exactly where the         Macau Fisherman's Wharf and the Sands
                                         1999 handover ceremony took place,             (Walk out of the gate next to Babylon
 Daily (except Monday) 10am - 7pm       this fabulous museum displays all              Casino, cross the road and you are there).
                                         those gifts that were bestowed upon
Free entrance.                           Macau and its residents by the                 It is also within a short walk from Kun Iam
                                         government of the People's Republic            Statue and Macao Science Center (see
Website                                  of China and its various counties,             below).
                                         municipalities and autonomous
                                         regions (including Hong Kong).

                                         Each of the gifts is a beautiful piece of
                                         art that reflects the artistic skills of the
                                         region from where it came...
                                         Really awesome !

Macau Museum of Art                      This excellent museum doesn't have             Right next to The Handover Gifts Museum.
                                         any permanent exhibitions, so new
 Daily (except Monday), 10am - 7pm      works of art and other exhibits keep           You can easily walk to the museum from
                                         on coming all the time..                       Macau Fisherman's Wharf (Walk out
Admission fees apply                                                                    through the gate next to Babylon Casino,
                                         The changing exhibitions do, however,          cross the road and you are there), or from
Website (see what is currently on)       focus on Macau, its history and its            Kun Iam Statue / the "Docas" Macau LKF)
                                         art... From prehistoric artifacts and
                                         ancient ceramic figurines, to beautiful
                                         examples of Chinese calligraphy, and
                                         from colonial-style paintings to
                                         modern Macanese art and what have
                                         you...

Macao Science Center                     Occupying a colossal sci-fi looking            From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
                                         conical structure, the Macao Science           Museum : No. 10A
 Daily (except Thursday) 10am - 6pm     Center boasts 12 galleries where you
                                         can familiarize yourself with almost           From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
Admission fees apply                     every possible field of science,               Largo Senado): Nos. 3A and 10A
                                         including Space science, food science,
Website                                  Robotics, Earth science and what not…          From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
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                                      Contrarily to many "ordinary"
                                      museums, the galleries at the Macao               From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Macau
                                      Science Center are all interactive                (and Macau Grand Prix Museum) : Walk
                                      (three of them are specifically                   (see Macau Museum of Art above).
                                      designed for small kids and toddlers)
                                      and the visitor can take part in plenty           From Macau Tower : Nos. 9A, 23 and 32 to
                            Continue… of interesting activities.                        the Lisboa and from there proceed by foot.
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Kun Iam Statue and "Macau Lan         Rising to a height of 20 meters, on a         See Macao Science Centre (Above)
Kwai Fong"                            manmade island right next to Macau's
                                      waterfront, the beautiful bronze              It is a short walk from The Wynn/Lisboa
                                      statue of China's goddess of mercy has
                                      long become one of Macau's most
                                      recognized attractions.

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                                      Across the street from Kun Iam Statue,
                                      on Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen and its
                                      neighboring streets, there is a lively
                                      dining and nightlife area called the
                                      Docas (Docks), although it is also
                                      known as Macau LKF (after Hong
                                      Kong's famous nightlife district), and
                                      while it is primarily a nightlife district,
                                      most venues open during the day…

The Wynn fountain-show (and           Developed by the same people who              The Wynn sits in one of Macau's most
other attractions)                    created the internationally known             central locations, right opposite the Lisboa
                                      Bellagio Fountains in Vegas, the              (look here for bus routes and directions)
 Daily, the whole evening            fountain-show at the Wynn features a
                                      beautiful combination of sound, lights,
Free entrance                         bursts of fire and water pyrotechnics,
                                      and while it is not as extravagant as its
                                      counterpart in Vegas, it is spectacular.

                                      And while you are at the Wynn, do not
                                      miss the other free (and thrilling)
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                                      offer, such as the "Tree of Prosperity
                                      Show" and the "Dragon of Fortune", as
                                      well as the "Moon Jellyfish Aquarium".

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Casino Lisboa Macau                       Stanley Ho's world-known casino has        From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                          long become a true "Macau                  Largo Senado): From Senado Square, turn
 Daily, the whole evening                institution" and although it was           left to Avenida Almeida Ribeiro and walk
                                          recently renovated, it still keeps some    along it for 10 minutes or so, until you
Free entrance                             of its rowdy and chaotic ambience,         reach the Lisboa and the Wynn.
                                          with smoke-suffocated rooms, loud
                                          Chinese gamblers and great cabaret         (look here for bus routes and directions)
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Macau Tower                               Macau Tower, one of the, if not the        From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
                                          most popular of Macau attractions, is      Museum : Nos. 21
 Daily, 10am - 9pm (from as early as     rising to an impressive height of 338m,
9am on weekends) but the restaurants      which makes it one of the world's          From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
stay open until later (Don't worry, you   tallest free-standing structures.          Largo Senado): Walk to the Lisboa and
will not have to use the stairs if you                                               take the bus from there (see below)
decide to stay for a late drink...)       There are heaps of activities,
                                          attractions and happenings in and          From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
Entry fees apply (to go to the            around Macau Tower... From the             Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 9A, 18 and 23
observation decks)                        much expected shops and slot
                                          machines at the shopping mall              From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Macau
Website – Macau Tower                     downstairs, through cinema theatres,       (and Macau Grand Prix Museum) : .No. 23
                                          restaurants and cafés, to the
Website – AJ Hackett Bungy and            observation decks, from where you          From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
extreme activities                        can get breathtaking views of Macau        No. 21
                                          and its environs...
                                                                                     From "Coloane Village" : No. 21
                                          The Macau Tower is also no short of
                                          adventurous and blood-freezing
                                          activities, including the (currently)           Hong Kong Day Trips
                                          world's highest bungy jump and the              Discover Asia's World City
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42-46               Attractions and places-of-interest in Taipa

Name and details                         What is there to be seen                     How to get there and what to see next

Taipa Village and Rua de Cunha           The historic "village" of Taipa is a small   From A-Ma Temple : Nos. 11 (to Rua do
                                         cluster of narrow lanes and alleys,          Cunha) 21 and 26 and 33 (to Avenida
 24/7                                   with old colonial houses along them,         Olimpica)
                                         painted in hues of yellow, blue, and
An article with more details about the   green… Peep into small traditional           From the City Centre (Largo Senado):
"village" and its dining options         shops that look as if they belong to         Nos. 11 (to Rua do Cunha) 26A and 33
                                         another era, or enjoy some                   (Avenida Olimpica)
                                         scrumptious food at one of the
                                         authentic Portuguese/Macanese                From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
                                         restaurants, or at one of the numerous       Lisboa and Wynn): Nos. 11, 22 (to Rua do
                                         eateries…                                    Cunha) 26A, 28A and 33 (Avenida
                                                                                      Olimpica)
The museum of Taipa and Coloane          Housed in a 1920s colonial building
History                                  near Taipa Village, this museum              From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
                                         focuses on the history of Macau's two        Nos. 15 (to Rua do Cunha) 21, 26 and 26A
 Daily (except Monday) 10am – 6pm       islands, namely Taipa and Coloane,           (Avenida Olimpica).
                                         from the early civilizations that existed
Admission fees apply                     here more than 5,000 years ago, until        From "Coloane Village" : Nos. 15 (to Rua
                                         our days. Exhibits include                   do Cunha) 21, 26 and 26A (Avenida
Website                                  archaeological findings from the             Olimpica).
                                         excavations on Coloane Island,
                                         precious religious items, both western
                                         and eastern, old maps and charts, and
                                         plenty of historical objects.

Taipa Houses Museum                      Taipa Houses Museum (Casas Museu             A short walk from Taipa Village and Rua do
                                         da Taipa) comprises a line of five           Cunha.
 Daily (except Monday) 10am – 6pm       beautiful colonial houses, which used
                                         to accommodate well-heeled
Admission fees apply                     Macanese families back in the 1920s.
                                         The Macanese House gives a glimpse               Make the most of your stay in
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                                         antique furniture, the utensils and the
                                         other bits and pieces...

Pou Tai un Monastery                     Nestled on the lower slope of Taipa          You can take a pleasant stroll from Taipa's
                                         Pequena hill, not far from the               hotels (New Century, Regency and Altira),
 Daily, morning till evening            Regency, Pou Tai un Monastery is             or take route No. 35 (Taipa's circular bus),
                                         probably one of Macau's most                 which stops at places like the Four-Faced
Admission is free                        beautiful temples, and although this         Buddha and Avenida Olimpica (Northern
                                         19th century complex is not as old and       entrance to "Taiipa Village").
                                         fabled as some of the temples in the
                                         old town, it makes up for it with plenty     Route No. 11 departs from the entrance to
                                         of beautiful ornaments, statues and          Rua do Cunha and has a stop 3 - 4 minutes
                                         pieces of art...                             from the temple.

                                         Another good reason to visit the             Route No. 21A arrives to the same bus
                                         monastery is its vegetarian café, which      stop from "Coloane Village" and The
                                         is operated by the monks and serves a        Venetian / City of Dreams.
                                         delicious meal in a nice environment
                                         and at a fairly good price.
Nature trails in Taipa                  The Taipa Grande Trail climbs all the     From Taipa Village: Leave through Rua da
                                        way to Taipa's highest point, from        Ponte Negra, turn right and walk to
 Daily, morning till evening           where you can enjoy lovely panoramic      Rotunda Ouvidor Arriaga, where you turn
                                        views (the view points along the path     left to Nicolau de Mesquita street and walk
Admission is free                       are also excellent).                      along it for a few minutes, till you see a
                                                                                  small cemetery on your right, and right
                                                                                  after it a small park, with a fountain, from
                                                                                  where the trail climbs to the hill.




47-48                Attractions and places-of-interest in Cotai


Name and details                        What is there to be seen                  How to get there and what to see next

Venetian Macau                          Housed within the luxurious Venetian      From A-Ma Temple: Nos. 21, 21A and 26
                                        Macau Resort, in Cotai Strip, the über-
 24/7                                  grandiose Venetian is the world's         From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                        current largest casino, with almost       Largo Senado): 21A and 26A
Free entry (excluding some shows)       600,000 square feet of gambling
                                        space, 3,400 slot machines and 800        From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
For information about dining and        gambling tables, spread over four         Lisboa and Wynn): 21A and 26A
nightlife options at the Venetian's     themed gaming areas…
"Grand Canal Shoppes", click here.                                                From Fisherman's Wharf and Sands Macau
                                        Other than virtually endless gambling     (and Macau Grand Prix Museum) : The
                                        options, the Venetian is also home to     Venetian operates a free shuttle service
                                        one of Macau's most extravagant           from Sands Macau (right next to
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                                        well as excellent restaurants, cafes,     From Macau Tower : No. 21
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                                        bars and world-class entertainment.
                                                                                  From "Coloane Village" : Nos. 15, 21, 21A,
                                                                                  25, 26 and 26A

City of Dreams                          Located just across the street from the   Same as the Venetian (see above)
                                        Venetian Macau, in Macau's Cotai
 24/7                                  Strip, the City of Dreams (COD) is the
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                                        extravaganzas, is permanently staged
                                        at the City of Dreams and is well worth
                                        watching.
49-52           Attractions and places-of-interest in Coloane Village


Name and details                          What is there to be seen                   How to get there and what to see next

Coloane Village                           Coloane Village is Macau's most rustic     From A-Ma Temple: Nos. 21, 21A and 26
                                          and authentic precinct, boasting
 24/7                                    drowsy and mellow lifestyle that has       From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                          changed little with the passage of         Largo Senado): 21A and 26A
Free entry                                time, and beautiful architecture that is
                                          reflected in the old houses, the           From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
An article about Coloane Village          churches and the temples.                  Lisboa and Wynn): 21A and 26A
(including a detailed itinerary and
recommended cafés / eateries)             A sightseeing stroll through the village   From Macau Tower : No. 21
                                          is easy and does not take much time
                                          (although it is very advisable to spend    From Avenida Olimpica/Macau Stadium
                                          some time at one or two of the cafés       (Northern entry to "Taipa Village" and Rua
                                          and the eateries).                         do Cunha): Nos. 25, 26 and 26A

                                                                                     From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
                                                                                     15, 21, 21A 25, 26 and 26A

A-Ma Cultural Village and Alto de         Perched just below the peak of             Same as Coloane Village above:
Coloane                                   Macau's highest hill, A-Ma Cultural        Drop off at the bus-stop next to the Esso
                                          Village is, possibly, Macau's most         Petrol Station and walk to the adjacent
 Daily, 8am – 6pm                        impressive religious sites.                Chinese gate, from where you can catch
                                                                                     the FREE half-hourly minibus to the hilltop
An article about A-Ma Cultural Village    Devoted to A-Ma, the legendary             Cultural Village.
and its vicinity.                         protector of sailors and seafarers and
                                          Macau's most beloved deity, this
                                          imposing complex is a beautiful replica         Click HERE to find some of
                                          of a Qing dynasty palace compound,              the best rates for hostels and
                                          and is packed with finely detailed              low-cost accommodations in
                                          statues, lavishly decorated shrines,            Hong Kong and Asia !
                                          reliefs and other "gems"… There is no
                                          doubt the developers did not spare
                                          any detail in creating an impressive
                                          monument for their beloved goddess..

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Macau Giant Panda Pavilion             The relatively new Panda Pavilion             Same as Coloane Village above.
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The beaches: Hac Sa and Cheoc        Macau's two only sandy beaches: Hac        From A-Ma Temple and Macau Maritime
Van                                  Sa and Cheoc Van, occupy beautiful         Museum : No. 21A
                                     stretches of coastline on the southern
 24/7                               side of Coloane Island and offer their     From the City Centre (Almeida Ribeiro and
                                     visitors peace and tranquility that        Largo Senado): 21A and 26A
Free entry                           stand in total contrast to the hustle
                                     and bustle in town…                        From downtown hotels (Lisboa, Grand
                                                                                Lisboa and Wynn): 21A and 26A
                                     Cheoc Van Beach, the smaller of the
  Fantastic discount hotel rates     two, is snuggled in a lovely little bay,   From Avenida Olimpica/Macau Stadium
  throughout Asia!                   bounded by forest clad hills, just         (Northern entry to "Taipa Village" and Rua
  Click NOW for some of the          around the corner from Coloane             do Cunha): Nos. 25 and 26A
  best available rates               Village, and although it is much
  in Singapore, Hong Kong,           smaller than Hac Sa Beach and offers       From The Venetian and City of Dreams :
  Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing,        fewer facilities, it is more picturesque   Nos. 15, 21A 25 and 26A
                                     than its "bigger counterpart" and
  Tokyo and Seoul…
                                     certainly more serene…                     From "Coloane Village" : Nos. 15, 21A 25
                                                                                and 26A
                                     There are also some really nice seaside
                                     restaurants at the beaches, including
                                     Pousada de Coloane (authentic
                                     Portuguese) and Ristorante La
                                     Gondola (Italian), at Cheoc Van Beach,
                                     and Internationally known Fernando's
                                     Restaurant at Hac Sa Beach.



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Description: This detailed travel guide will take you to the top 50 things to do in Macau (Macao), including tourist attractions, museums, casinos, heritage buildings, great markets and what not... Practical information is very detailed, including opening time, how to get there, what is the entrance fee and so on...