The Top 10 Things To Do in Macau
Macau is an absolutely amazing place, and also the world’s gambling capital, beating out Las Vegas for the title. If you decide to take a trip there and have a little gambling fun, but you’d like to see some things outside of the amazing casinos as well, here’s a list of 10 things you can do and see while you’re there.
- The most visited attraction in Macau is definitely the Ruins of St. Paul which was built in the 17th century. Only the façade of the church and St. Paul’s College still remain, but still it’s an awesome site and must be visited when you’re there.
- Senado Square is paved with a breathtaking mosaic of colored stones that were actually created by Portuguese artisans and has been Macau’s urban center literally for centuries. Today it still popular site for celebrations of all kinds.
- You might already know this but the Venetian Macau is the world’s largest casino. Boasting 3000 suites with Italian marble bathrooms, it takes the term “luxury” to an entirely new level. You can also gamble online at M88 Indonesia if that tickles your fancy.
- The A Ma Temple is actually where the name Macau came from, and was dedicated to a poor girl in the 16thcentury who is now referred to as the “seafarers Goddess”. It’s also absolutely stunning.
- Macau’s Fisherman’s Wharf was one of the first tourist attractions made there and the first ever to be culturally themed. At nearly 12,000 m² it’s located in the outer harbor and includes a theme park, dining, shopping and entertainment.
- The 10th highest freestanding tower in the entire world is the Macau Tower and, at nearly 340 m above the city, it’s also the eighth largest in all of Asia. With an outdoor observation deck that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city, the Pearl River and, on a clear day, some of Hong Kong’s islands also, it’s absolutely amazing.
- Dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and shaped like a lotus flower, the Kun Iam Statue was made of bronze and is an ecumenical center with information on the religious beliefs of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
- No trip to Macau would be complete without a trip to both the Wine & Grand Prix Museum. The Wine Museum is unique in all of Asia and the Grand Prix museum includes photographs, cups, videos and other memorabilia going back as far as 1933.
- Originally built in the 16th century from want, the St. Lawrence Church is one of the most beautiful in Macau because of its decorations and also many of the objects displayed within its doors.
- Finally there’s Greyhound Racing at the Canidrome, where you can place your bets on favorite canine and mingle with the locals.