Macau is rich in tradition, both European and Chinese. Although the city is best known for gambling, Macau has many attractions that have nothing to do with casinos. The city is packed with temples, fortresses, churches and old buildings that are an intriguing mix of Chinese and Portuguese architectural characteristics.
- Bodhisatta Avalokitesvara: This statue depicts a Chinese deity, but done in European style. If anything, this Chinese statue resembles the statues of the Virgin Mary in Europe.
- Rua da Tercena: This incredible flea market offers a mix of antique items along with popular art and fashion items.
- Macau Tower: Tourists climb to the top of this tower to enjoy the awesome views from here. If you’re into adventure sports, you can try bungee jumping off the Macau Tower.
- The Venetian: A Venice-styled shopping mall with river canals running through the buildings. You’ll find the world’s largest casino located in this mall.
- The City of Dreams: This giant casino has a horde of high-end fashion shops, a free video 'bubble' show and three hotels. Plus, you’ll find the world's most expensive theatre show, the 'House of Dancing Water', which cost US$250 million to produce. During this show, the stage is loaded with five Olympic swimming pools worth of water.
- Heritage Tours: Check out the Sao Paulo Cathedral, the Macau Museum, the Fort, Taipa and Coloane Villages, Macau Museum, the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History and Taipa Houses Museum.