Top Reasons You Should Visit Macau

When people often think of Macau, they think of the “Las Vegas of the East”. Indeed, Macau is now the largest and most lucrative casino gaming city in the world and has been for a number of years. Yet the region offers much more for travellers. The stunning Old Town of Macau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the whole city boasts stunning examples of both Chinese and Portuguese architecture, with road signs in both languages. For the Westerner, there is a sense of familiarity, but with a distinctly Chinese overtone.

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This blend of cultures is shown in the local Macanese food, the cuisine of Macau, which is gaining a reputation with its unique colonial twist. You can find roasted seafood, chorizo, Portuguese fried rice, and Chinese street food like Dim Sum alongside Michelin star restaurants. For dessert, you must try the custard egg tart, a speciality of the region. Once you have had your fill of the amazing food that Macau offers, it’s time to see the sights, including the ruined facade of Senate Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more.

For the adrenaline junky, the Macau Tower has everything you need to have a great time. Here you can partake in the world’s highest bungee jump — if that’s your thing! If you want something a bit tamer, but still pretty extreme if you ask me, you can also find the world’s highest skywalk here at 233m in the air.In addition to an array of tourist attractions, Macau has an excellent city life. It has everything that you would expect from an alpha city, including luxury hotels and brilliant spa retreats, museums, shopping.

In addition to an array of tourist attractions, Macau has an excellent city life. It has everything that you would expect from an alpha city, including luxury hotels and brilliant spa retreats, museums, shopping centres, parks and gardens, and cafes and bars.

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I find that with any new city one of the best ways to spend time is to take a stroll around and see what happens. Macau is a safe city to walk around, and there is plenty to see and do. Soak in the sights and smells around you, and enjoy a few comforts along the way. Of course, for most of Macau’s guests, the casinos are the best place to spend the evening. There’s plenty to do if gaming is not your style, but for those who want to you can find over 30 casinos in the region, the largest of which (and actually the largest casino in the world) is The Venetian, with 550 tables and over 2,000 slot machines. Watch your pockets here… the stakes can get pretty high!

Of course, for most of Macau’s guests, the casinos are the best place to spend the evening. There’s plenty to do if gaming is not your style, but for those who want to you can find over 30 casinos in the region, the largest of which (and actually the largest casino in the world) is The Venetian, with 550 tables and over 2,000 slot machines. Watch your pockets here… the stakes can get pretty high! Macau also plays host to some of the greatest poker tournaments on the planet, including the Asian Championship of Poker — the schedule for which has just been released — will be held in the City of Dreams. Other poker games are regularly held across many of the casino venues.

Things to Do on A Weekend in Macau: The Las Vegas of the East Things to Do on A Weekend in Macau: The Las Vegas of the East

Macau also plays host to some of the greatest poker tournaments on the planet, including the Asian Championship of Poker — the schedule for which has just been released — will be held in the City of Dreams. Other poker games are regularly held across many of the casino venues.Even for those who are not primarily interested in casino gaming, Macau has so much to offer. It’s also an incredibly accessible place. You can catch a ferry directly from the Hong Kong airport, making it possible even to visit Macau for a day-trip or overnight visit. To make the most of what the city has to offer, with its wonderful charm and cultural fusion, I recommend a longer trip with all the trimmings.

Even for those who are not primarily interested in casino gaming, Macau has so much to offer. It’s also an incredibly accessible place. You can catch a ferry directly from the Hong Kong airport, making it possible even to visit Macau for a day-trip or overnight visit. To make the most of what the city has to offer, with its wonderful charm and cultural fusion, I recommend a longer trip with all the trimmings.

Things to Do on A Weekend in Macau: The Las Vegas of the East Things to Do on A Weekend in Macau: The Las Vegas of the East

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