Must-Visit Places in Macau!
Macau is one of the most-known cities of China. However, next to Hong Kong and Shanghai, Macau often gets overlooked by foreigners thinking Macau is very expensive, as the city often gets reduced to “Las Vegas of Asia” hence only for rich people, but that’s not the truth. Macau is one of the most culturally rich cities of China whose heritage’s history goes way back. The expenses in Macau aren’t even that much if managed well. Therefore, below are some places you must visit in Macau as it is more than just the casinos and gambling!
1. HAC SA BEACH
Hac Sa Beach is the largest natural beach in Macau. Its name “Hac Sa” literally means black sand. The beach is made up of a mix of yellow and black sand. It is a perfect place to go to when you want to do some outdoor or leisure activities. After long hours of flight or sight-seeing you can definitely come here to rest in its quiet and peaceful environment! There are various food stalls nearby, even some BBQ stalls, and many good restaurants.
2. MACAU MUSEUM
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Macau Museum is the perfect place to go to if you are interested in Macau’s rich local history. There are several beautiful canyons on top of the fort. One of the highlights of this fort is the expression of history in the form of texts, audios, and videos; there are even old printed press and several constructions of local people doing daily activities like dining, shopping, a typical family scene and more, like it used to be back in the day. You must visit this museum for an extraordinary experience.
3. FISHERMEN’S WHARF
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Fishermen’s Wharf is the very first theme park of Macau and indeed, you will find several antique stores and restaurants modeled after sea ports like Cape Town and Amsterdam. You will find an integrated waterfront, hotel convention, dining, retail and entertainment complex. The surrounding of Roman-like architecture makes it a very extravagant and memorable experience.
4. MACAU TOWER
Macau Tower is one of the members of World Federation of Great Towers and THE highest sight-seeing steel tower in South-East Asia! This tower is definitely one of the top choices for its leisure and entertainment, but also the focus of various business awards. This tower has exhibition and conference facilities, theme restaurants, shopping centers, theater, open-air plaza and much more. The highlight of this tower is bungee jumping, it’s definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.
5. THE VENETIAN MACAO
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The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort. I am sure you have seen this place in several movies as it is the largest gambling center in the world in terms of revenue and THE second largest casino in the world! It is so grand that people often struggle finding their way around. There are various options for activities like spa, hot bath, sauna, bar etc. The dining space and shopping stores are just as grand. Even the cheapest of rooms are suites. Whether you choose to go with your family, friends, colleagues or solo; this hotel will surely give you an experience like no other.