Historical temples, Portuguese-style landmarks and glitzy casinos share the skyline of Macau. Sitting along the southern coast of China, the city thrives on tourism, displaying its multicultural heritage and heady nightlife.
The city divides itself into different islands, each of which offer a unique travel experience. The Macau Peninsula is home to the UNESCO-listed historic centre, where you can wander around the Portuguese buildings at Lilau Square and visit the traditional grey-bricked Lou Kau Mansion. You can also light a few incense sticks at the 15th-century A-Ma Temple or spend some quiet time at the neoclassical-style St Lawrence's Church. The island of Taipa houses the sprawling Macau Jockey Club and the Macau Stadium, as well as a good mix of eateries and museums. The reclaimed land of Cotai is famous for the ‘Cotai Strip’, dotted with fancy casinos where you can spin your wheel of fortune. If you’re looking to get away from the teeming streets of the city, take a stroll along the pastel-hued houses and the sandy Cheoc Van Beach on the island of Coloane.
There are plenty of things to do when travelling in Macau. If local history piques your interest, you’ll find some interesting exhibits at the Macau Museum and also the Museum of Taipa and Coloane History. You can enjoy a breathtaking performance at The House of Dancing Water or indulge in a luxury entertainment experience at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf.