Ideally situated across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, Macau is a year round holiday destination of the People’s Republic of China. Geographically, the city is encircled by Guangdong province to the north, with in front of the South China Sea to the east and south. The city was once a prominent Portuguese colony, but today, it reflects a charming blend of Chinese and European architecture as well as culture. Right from a vibrant nightlife to cultural heritage and from colorful art festivals to shopping, festivals, this sparkling city has a lot to offer to everyone, any kind of traveler. If you are planning a trip to Macau and wondering how to discover this beautiful city, then read on!
The Ruins of St. Paul
One of the most significant landmarks of Macau, the Ruins of St. Paul is visited a huge of tourists from all across the world. This ancient monument has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed in the early 17th century by Jesuits, this site hosted the Cathedral of St. Paul and the St. Paul’s college, but were damaged by a fire during a typhoon occurred in 1835. The only remains of the whole establishment is the front façade of the cathedral, which has been reinforced. In fact, visitors can climb to the top of the façade using steel stairs on its backside.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, “the Senado Square” is covered in a scenic wave pattern of mosaic stones. The square is a popular hub for cultural events and fireworks during special occasions like Christmas, the Chinese Spring Festival etc. It also hosts unique restaurants and shopping centers around it.
Soaring up to 338 meters in height, the Macau Tower or the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center provide a stunning view of Macau from its observation deck. The observation deck is at the height of 223 m above the ground. Adventurous tourists can take the opportunity to go out to Skywalk X for an exciting experience along with the outer rim of the observation deck.
Macau Giant Panda Pavilion
China is known for a special kind of beers, which are Pandas who live amidst the bamboo forest here. In Macau, the Macau Giant Panda Pavilion hosts the two giant pandas, “Xin Xin” and “Kai Kai”, which were gifted to the city by the mainland Chinese government. This center sprawls over an area of 3000 square meters and has an outdoor yard and indoor housing facility.
The House of Dancing Water
Located in a 270˚ theatre in the City of Dreams, the House of Dancing Water mesmerizes its audiences with its live performance surrounding theatre, high performance diving, gymnastics and dance. In fact, this special show won the 2012 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for being a Live Show Spectacular. It should be noted that Macau is day by day becoming famous for its world’s fastest growing entertainment and leisure holiday destinations. So, what are you waiting for? Book a trip to this amazing city now!