Macau is a special administrative region in southern China and is popular for its extravagant gambling scene. After a Portuguese rule that spanned over three centuries, Macau today exhibits an interesting fusion of Portuguese and native Chinese cultures.
The old town of Macau bears lasting impressions from its Portuguese period, giving it a strong European vibe. The old town is home to the famous 17th-century ruins of the Church of St Paul, the well preserved Taipa Village, and Guia Fortress & Chapel, which makes this region seem a world away from Macau city’s glitz and glamour.
The 338m tall Macau Tower in the city centre is one of the most notable landmarks of Macau and the 360-degree views of the city from its observation deck are simply exceptional. Adrenaline junkies can even opt for bungee jumping from the tower’s top floor from a height of 233m, which is one of the highest bungee jumps in the world. Casino Lisboa, Sands Macau, City of Dreams and the largest casino in the world – Venetian Macau, are the most popular casinos in Macau. Macau also organizes its own Grand Prix.
Macau is a classic example of the proverb “big things come in small packages”; this small city presents a wide array of luxury experiences, while also clinging to its rich history and culture.
Macau is known for its extravagant casinos and luxury hotels.