Macau is one of China’s
two special administrative regions, another being Hong Kong. Lying on the
country’s southeast Chinese coast, it bursts with a blend of vibrant Chinese culture
and an interesting colonial past, being once the region under the Portuguese
rule for more than 400 years. Beyond its atmospheric ambience and inviting landmarks,
Macau is equally renowned for its swathe of dazzling sights, enhanced by a thriving
gambling and entertainment scene, which has justly fetched it the title, ‘Vegas
of China.’ With a lot to see and experience, let our accomplished team help you
to discover the best parts of Macau with a well-rounded sightseeing tour.
Explore many cultural
and historic treasures that constitute the well-preserved Historic Centre of
Macau – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the charming remnants of the 17th
century St. Paul Church which was once the East Asia’s largest Catholic Church,
and then stop by the magnificent Na Tcha, an extraordinary shrine devoted to
the child God of War. Next, set off to one of the region’s most historically
significant landmark, Old City Walls. Measuring 18.5 meters long and somewhat close
to 6 meters tall and 2 meters width, it was built in 1560s and then served as a
major defensive barrier to guard the region against any kind of outside attack.
Feel the revitalizing
breeze as you head off to Mount Fortress or Fortaleza do Monte, perched on a
hilltop that is more than 50 meters above sea level. It was one of the most
prominent military strongholds during the Portuguese regime, and now hosts the
Museum of Macau, allowing you to glance into the region’s momentous history. You’ll
also make a stop at A-Ma Temple which is one of the oldest as well as the most
visually-aesthetic shrines in the region. Interestingly, Macau has been named
after this Buddhist temple, with Mazu – the sea goddess – as its presiding
deity. Before the tour ends, you’ll also get enough time to do some shopping
and of course, grab a beautiful souvenir to mark your Macau trip.
If you wish to venture
beyond the sights of Historic Centre of Macau, consider a ticket upgrade
inclusive of lunch and a trip up to Macau Tower, offering the grandest views
over the region.