Friday, September 6, 2013

Around Asia: Macau

 
Discover Macau –  a city that boasts of style and diversity. It is where you’ll find a wonderful assortment of attractions and activities ideal for your holiday plans. Whether you’re into entertainment, shopping, food, or just pure leisure time in the city, Macau is the right destination for you.

Roll the dice, play the cards and try your luck at Macau’s more than 32 glamorous casinos, making it Asia’s biggest gaming destination. Watch various entertainment shows staged in most of its 5-star luxury hotels. And for those who like to discover Macau and its notable attractions, stroll around its clean, European-inspired pavements and landmarks while learning the city’s rich culture and history.  

Witness Macau’s unrivaled beauty by visiting its array of cultural and historical highlights. Some of its highlight attractions include:

Macau Tower 


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The Macau Tower is among the prominent tourist attractions in Macau. It was designed by the Beca Group and Gordon Moller of Craig Craig Moller architects from New Zealand. In December 19, 2001, the tower was officially opened to public.

Visitors can enjoy various activities available at the Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre. For the adventurous ones, they can try out the tower’s famous skyjump and bunjee jump at 233 meters high, performed from the tower’s outer rim. It is considered as the highest commercial skyjump in the world, next to Las Vegas’ Stratosphere skyjump (260 meters). A thrilling walking tour around the outer rim is also highly recommended. An observation deck is also available that provides visitors with a panoramic view of the city. 

A-Ma Temple


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Built in 1488, A-Ma Temple is one of the oldest temples found in Macau. This temple is dedicated to the goddess of seafarers and fishermen known as Matsu. With its rich history and, the A-Ma Temple became one of the designated sites of the Historic Centre of Macau enlisted on UNESCO World Heritage List.

Ruins of St. Paul Church


One of the best visited places to visit in Macau is The Cathedral of Saint Paul. The church dates back more than 400 years ago and was built in the early 1600s. But due to a fire happened in the year 1835, the church was burned down leaving only its facade and stairways. Today it stands as one of the well-known landmarks of Macau.

The place is highly scenic due to its vibrant setting and state-of-the-art structures.Markets and friendly locals are there to offer you their best local produce which you will enjoy fully from different delicacies to accessories and from incents to garments.

Senado Square

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The Senado Square, also known as Largo do Senado, is one of the prominent and largest public squares in Macau where numerous shopping centers and gourmet restaurants are found. Built in an area of 3,700 meters, the Senado Square is famous for showcasing firework displays and lion and dragon dances which are hels on special days such as Chinese Spring Festival and Christmas. In 2005, it was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List as a part of the Historic Centre of Macau.

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By: Ling Gomez 

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