Macau, also spelled Macao, is a tiny Chinese territory that is about 30 square kilometers in size. It is a fusion of East and West in lifestyles, architecture, and food. Known for its huge casinos and being the world's top gambling city, it boasts some popular attractions for tourists to visit.
Macau is Known as the 'Vegas of China', the ‘Vegas of the East’, is a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures. Macau is indeed an epicentre of gambling and glitz. While luxury entertainment here is world-class, the city has much more to offer than that. Macau was a Portuguese colony for 300 years, a heritage marked by a wonderful cultural hybridity that manifests itself in all aspects of life: Chinese temples stand on maritime-themed Portuguese tiles; the sound of Cantonese permeates streets with Portuguese names; and when you're hungry, it could be Chinese dim sum, pastéis de nata (Portuguese egg tarts) or Macanese minchi (ground meat stir-fried with potatoes) that come to the rescue.
Best Places to visit in Macau
- Ruins of the Church of St Paul
- Church of St Joseph
- Macau Tower
- Monte Forte
- Macau Museum
- Taipa Village
- Large Senado Square
- Fisherman's Wharf Amusement Park
- Lilau Square
- Guia Fortress & Chapel
- Ka Ho Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
- Chapel of Our Lady of Penha
- Treasure of Sacred Art
- Senta Library
Visiting Macau,China is easy as there are many Travel options
Macau International Airport is located on Taipa Island, which is only a ten minute drive to the Peninsula via the Macau-Taipa Bridge. About 20 airlines flying to and from Macau operate at the airport. These flights usually connect to major cities in Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, and other countries in South-East Asia.
Macau is served by two operational bus companies, namely, Transportes Urbanos Macau (Transmac) and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau (TCM). As the drivers usually speak only Cantonese, it is advisable to have a local guide with you.
Macau is connected by sea from Hong Kong and Mainland China through a network of ferry terminals virtually operating 24 hours a day by several service providers.
Ferries from Hong Kong's Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan operate every 15-30 minutes by day and every hour at night and the ferry ride takes about 60 minutes. Ferries to Macau are less frequent from Hong Kong International Airport and the China (HK) Ferry Terminal that’s on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.
Best Time To Visit
October to December and this is the ideal time for you to visit the city.
March to April: This is Spring time and it is also a great time to travel to Macau.
May and October: Macau tends to be hot and humid in between. While May is the wettest month, July is the hottest with an average high of 31°C. Winters in Macau are generally mild.
January and February are the coldest months with temperatures dropping to about 10°C. Even though a lot of tourists prefer to visit Macau after September, summer is a great time for a good swim in Macau!