The fusion of the Portuguese and Chinese culture defines the peculiarity of Macau. With its rich heritage of western and oriental influences, this is a place where the best of both worlds meet halfway. The prolific Chinese culture is showcased by the different Chinese temples around the area. Catholic churches are considered to be part of the historical relics of the Portuguese influence in this Asian tourist destination along with its ancient forts which has stood the test of time.
The modern advancements and way of life in Macau is a proof that this is a bustling city which can provide the best for its tourists coming from various parts of the world.
The Macau Peninsula
Basically, Macau is made up of the Macau Peninsula and two outlying islands namely Coloane and Taipa. However, the Peninsula has the numerous places for sightseeing which tourists will absolutely enjoy.
The Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro is an spot in Macau which is considered the main downtown streets right at the southwestern part of the city. Local Chinese call it as San Ma Lo (New Street) and stretches around a mile. The Largo do Senado has the most popular shopping area where tourists flock to a variety of international branded shops, restaurants and clothes. This area has a central fountain and wave patterned pavement which looks elegant. With baroque and Portuguese architectural designs of buildings, this is definitely a feast for the eye.
For those who would want to experience the cultural heritage of Macau, the Monte Fort is a perfect place to visit as well as the St. Paul’s Church. The Monte Fort is considered to be one of the most well preserved forts in Macau. The Ruins of St. Paul’s is its local landmark. An underground tomb beneath the ruins holds the relics and remains of various Catholic martyrs.
In contrast to the Asia’s Vegas reputation of Macau, there are a lot of family friendly shows that can cater tourists from various age groups. The world famous Cirque du Soleil is one of the most famous shows that can leave tourists in amazement. The “ZAIA,” and the House of Dancing Water which is known to be billions of HK dollars production cost are definitely a spectacle to witness.Macau is a place of western and oriental heritage. Visit this Asian paradise to experience the grandeur of Macau at its best.