10 Memorable Things About Macau

The Macau Tower aka Macau Sky Tower at night

1. THE MACAU TOWER is a towering landmark of modernity in Macau also known as Macau Sky Tower. The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. An observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim. Take the lift 58 storeys up and try standing on the glass floor of the Observation Lounge while you look through to the ground 233 meters down. Your knees will go weak, even with the knowledge that its double glass supported by steel brackets can take the weight of 75 people.

Portuguese tarts at Lord Stow's Bakery - Macau

2. Eat some PORTUGUESE TARTS at Lord Stow's Bakery, 1 Rua da Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau. Stow’s egg tarts mix the best of the original Portuguese Pasteis de Nata with some classic English touches, the pastry is considered heavier than the Portuguese version and the egg mix itself sweeter. This rich, creamy pastry with a caramelized top is a delicious remembrance of the city.

Macanese cuisine

3. Taste the rich heritage of MACANESE CUISINE, a fusion of Chinese and Portuguese cooking. Notable dishes to try are the African chicken, and caldo verde, a mashed potato soup with sliced carrots, spinach and Portuguese sausage.

The Museum of Macau

4. Besides satiating your stomach, whet your cultural appetite with the various MUSEUMS in the city. The Museum of Macau near the Ruins of St Paul is a fine showcase of olden and contemporary Macau, as well as the city’s arts and traditions. Located: Monte Fortress, Praceta do Museu de Macau, No. 112. The Museum of Macau is the best way to learn about the interesting history and the colorful culture of Macau and its residents.

Lou Lim Ioc Gardens

5. With the many restful GARDENS scattered around the city, Macau is a great place to seek repose. Many are designed with lotus ponds, pavilions and grottos reminiscent of Chinese gardens. One sanctuary to head to is the Lou Lim Ioc Gardens. It is a classical Chinese garden of the 19th century. Its beautiful manicured ground combine flowering plants, shrubs and trees with a beautiful pond and several buildings.

Casinos in Macau

6. Bright neon lights of the CASINOS beckon everywhere you turn. Face it, gambling is one of themain attractions – and revenue – of Macau. The Casino Lisboa (Hotel Lisboa, 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa) is probably one of its most notorious dens.


7. Take a day trip out to ZHUHAI and ZHONGSHAN in China. Zhongshan is a city of numerous leafy parks, wide boulevards and various monuments. The locals come here for cheap shopping, but places of interest are also the kitschy Yung Ming Palace, and the Sun Yat Sen Museum.

8. The rich ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE of the city can be seen in the colonial buildings as you walk the streets.

The Macau Wine Museum

9. PORTUGUESE WINE is good wine at a low price, and you can buy some of the Wine Museum, Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes, Tourism Activities Centre. The Macau Wine Museum is a special and serene place because of the wines that are stored and exhibited inside.

Shopping in Macau

10. SHOPPING in Macau is a cheaper alternative to Hong Kong. Beside fashion apparel, you can also get Chinese antiques, jewelry, and Chinese herbs and medicine. Macau is a place where you can purchase almost all sorts of merchandise and fulfil all your shopping desires. Luxury items are cheaper here than in most other cities in the region. Jewellery (particularly gold), Chinese antiques, porcelain, electronic items, mobile phones, watches, cashmere sweaters and silk clothing are available at very reasonable prices. Manufacturing for the export market is one of the main business in Macau, so there is an abundance of goods for sale at bargain prices, and shopping can be fun and economical. The best buys are in jewellery, clothing, toys, antiques and reproduction furniture and electronic goods.

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