The Top 5 Attractions in Macau

Macau is one of the most exciting places you can visit. Huge skyscrapers and dazzling lights are perfectly fused with small alleyways and cosy Portuguese cafés. The contrast is what makes the city so appealing and it’s the reason why people from all over the world choose Macau as their holiday destination

We’ve taken a closer look at five of the city’s top attractions that you wouldn’t want to miss.

City of Dreams

Macau also goes by the nickname “Las Vegas of the Far East”, because it’s home to so many casinos including the largest one in the whole world: The Venetian Macao. It’s not surprising that a trip to one of the city’s casinos is on Ladbrokes to do list whilst in Macau. The City of Dreams along the Cotai Strip is an important centre of the city’s entertainment industry. Here you’ll find luxury hotels, grand casinos, fantastic dining and fabulous entertainment. It’s easily accessible from the ferry terminals, the border gates and even from the airport. 

Senado Square

The stone-paved square is surrounded by beautiful baroque buildings and many events take place here throughout the year. Discover the colour-changing water fountain at night, relax in one of the surrounding restaurants or take a closer look at the wares offered by some of the boutiques.

Senado Square

Ruins of St. Paul’s

The ruins are merely a 10-minute walk from Senado Square and they’re one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole city. Explore the ruins of the 16th-century building complex, which was destroyed in a great fire in 1835. The impressive facade is located on a small hill with 68 stone steps leading up to it.

Kun Iam Statue

The Kun Iam Statue is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. The beautiful bronze statue is 20 m tall and is stood on top of the beautiful Buddhist Kun Iam Temple. There is even a visitor centre, where you’ll find a souvenir shop as well as a contemplation room. The statue looks particularly spectacular in the warm evening light.

Kun Iam Statue

A-Ma Temple

The A-Ma Temple is located on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula. It was built in 1488 by seafarers and fisherman making it the oldest and one of the most famous temples in all of Macau. It’s believed that the name Macao was derived from this temple.

First-rate entertainment, unsurpassed luxury, great shopping opportunities, and a rich cultural heritage – Macau has it all and even more. The stunning city if full of surprises and there’s always something waiting to be discovered. It’s no big surprise that more and more people want to visit this place to get to know the unique city themselves.

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Author: Jonathan Marlow

Travel Blogger and dedicated world traveler

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