Macau

67°
64° - January
64° - February
69° - March
76° - April
83° - May
87° - June
89° - July
89° - August
86° - September
82° - October
75° - November
67° - December
Dec avg
$165
Avg Hotel
$1,071
Est. Airfare

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Description

If you think you've gambled before, prepare to rethink your standards when you visit Macau, Asia's hot spot for gambling that makes anywhere else look like child's play. Even though Cantonese and Portuguese are the official languages of Macau, English is spoken at almost any tourist shop or activity, which eases the stress of foreign travel substantially. You can go on tours, shop the Venetian styled shopping malls, or gamble at the largest casino in the world with ease. The premiere reason people visit Macau is often for the bustling gambling atmosphere, but thanks to a rich and long history, Macau offers so much more. The fusion of European and Chinese cultures has made for a fascinating assortment of old temples, cathedrals, fortresses and statues. The same can be said about food in Macau. A fusion of Portuguese and Chinese influences combined with African and South-East Asian spices to create a unique flavor you won't be able to find anywhere else. Never wanting to be confused for a mild-mannered vacation destination, Macau is also rich in adventures. And most of Macau's adventure sports seem to prefer to be as high in the air as possible, so prepare to conquer your fear of heights.
Photo Credit: Macau Government Tourist Office
Photo Credit: Macau Government Tourist Office
Photo Credit: Macau Government Tourist Office
Photo Credit: Macau Government Tourist Office
Photo Credit: Macau Government Tourist Office
Photo Credit: Macau Government Tourist Office
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    Macau World Heritage Site

    Over history Macau has been an important gateway through which western civilization entered China; for hundreds of years this piece of land has nurtured a symbiosis of cultural exchange, shaping the unique identity of Macau. "The Historic Centre of Macau" is a living representation of the city's historic settlement, encompassing architectural legacies interwoven in the midst of the original urban fabric that includes streetscapes and piazzas.

    Macau Museum

    The Macau Museum is a historical and cultural museum with a vast number of objects of great historical value, which demonstrates the way of life and cultures of the various communities which have been inhabited the city for ages.
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    Mount Fortress

    Mount Fortress, built in 1617-26, occupies a hilltop to the east of the ruins of St. Paul's. It was constructed by the Jesuits as part of a complex which also included the college and church of St. Paul? s. The canons were used only once, when the Dutch invaded Macau in 1622. This was also the first residence of the governors of Macau. Over the following decades trees grew from the platform of the fort, which was transformed into a public park where residents and visitors came to enjoy the views. The only building was an office of the Meteorological Department until 1998 when the three-level Macau Museum, focusing on the history of Macau, was built into the fortress hill.

    Casinos "The Monte Carlo of the Orient"

    Gambling in Macau has been legal since the 1850s when the Portuguese government legalized the activity in the colony. Since then, Macau has become known worldwide as the "Monte Carlo of the Orient". Macau has 33 casinos, of which the biggest is The Venetian Macau. 23 casinos are located on the Macau Peninsula and 10 casinos on Taipa Island. Casino scenes from the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall" were shot in Macau.

    Language

    Chinese

    Currency

    [CNY] Chinese Renminbi

    Airports

    Macau Airport [MFM]