Portuguese, Chinese, Cantonese
Macanese Pataca
Flight time
17 hours and 10 minutes from the UK
time difference
UTC/GMT +8 hours
best time to go

Introducing Macau

Macau, also known as the “Vegas of China,” is the mecca of glamour and gambling. However, despite its renowned entertainment scene, the city does intrigue in other ways. For 300 years, Macau was a Portuguese colony, and that heritage is characterised by a mix of cultures that can be seen in its cuisine, such as the pasteis de nata (Portuguese egg tarts), the Chinese dim sum, the Macanese minchi, which is stir fried meat with potatoes, as well as the Portuguese named streets that buzz with the sound of Cantonese language. Venture deeper into the beauty of this fantastic country and you can experience the islands of Taipa and Coloane, where the former is renowned for its delightful Macanese homes and chic boutiques, while the latter dazzles with its glorious beaches and tranquil village life.

Top Locations in Macau

A-Ma Temple
The Gate Pavilion, Memorial Arch, Prayer Hall, Hall of Benevolence, Hall of Guanyin, and Zhengjiao Chanlin (Buddhist) are all included in the structure. A-Ma Temple is a prime example of Chinese culture that was influenced by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and numerous other folk beliefs due to the variety of shrines devoted to the worship of divinities in one single place.
Taipa Village
This charming hamlet, one of the best-preserved regions in the city, provides an opportunity to discover Macau's distinctive cultural history with its old-world charm and historic structures, museums, galleries, restaurants, and stores. In these narrow, pedestrian-only streets, Macau's East-meets-West identity is clearly seen. In close proximity to one another are Chinese temples, colonial churches and impressive Portuguese and Macanese restaurants.
Guia Fortress
Spanning across 800 metres the Guia Fortress was built between 1622 and 1638 and features the Guia Chapel and Guia lighthouse, which was the first contemporary lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Discover the impressive frescoes showcasing representations of both Chinese and western civilisations to fully appreciate the country’s historic diversity.
Church of St Joseph
One of the most attractive churches to discover during your time in Macau is the Church of St Joseph. The building process began in 1746, and was completed in 1758. Today it is one of the most impressive examples of Portuguese baroque architecture outside of Portugal, in regards to the frontal appearance of the Church. Interestingly St. Joseph's Church and St. Paul's Ruins are the only sites that feature baroque style architecture in the whole of China.
Wynn Esplanade
Indulge in luxurious shopping at the Wynn Esplanade of Wynn Macau.

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