Macao

Magical Macao is food for thought

Macao is where east meets west, where old meets new. Roam the tiny squares and gardens of the old peninsula, or soar to the top of the stunning Macao Tower. Located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, the incredible region packs so many attractions in less than 10 square kilometres.

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Dining

MACAO is set to celebrate 2018 with a year-long promotion that feasts on its recent UNESCO Creative Cities – Gastronomy recognition. Now a member of an elite list of 26 global cities designated for their cuisine, the former Portuguese enclave will celebrate by promoting 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy.

Squares & side streets

Travelling on foot is the best way to explore compact-sized Macao. A number of self-guided tours take visitors through main attractions, such as the Ruins of St Paul's or Senado Square. But so much of Macao's character and culture live in the alleyways and hole-in-the-wall shops.

Festivals & events

The entire year’s calendar is filled with traditional and contemporary festivals and events. To name a few, there is the visually striking International Fireworks Display contest throughout September and the exciting Macao Grand Prix in November. December is an exciting time to be in Macao, as street parades and celebrations take over Macao.

Entertainment

Vegas-style entertainment is a must-see experience in Macao. The House of Dancing Water at the City of Dreams, the Magic Show at Studio City, and the Monkey King at Sands are all renowned and captivating in their own amazing ways. Or, also in the style of Vegas, visitors can take a smooth gondola ride within The Venetian and sit back as the beautiful scenery passes by.

About Macao

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Language

    Mandarin

    Cantonese

    Portuguese

    English

    Currency

    MOP (pataca)

    Hong dollars widely accepted

    Visa requirements

    Not required for stays of less than 30 days

    Largo Do Senado
    Largo Do Senado
  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Tour by self-guided walk - experience the charming side of Macao on foot along.
    • Sample the many culinary delights - from Chinese street food to award-winning Portuguese and Macanese restaurants, there is a restaurant for all tastes and budgets.
    • Take in a show - from the Monkey King and House of Magic to The House of Dancing Water.
    • Get the best views - take the elevator ride to the 233-metre mark of the 338-metre high Macao Tower. Go bolder with the Skywalk or AJ Hackett bungy jump.
  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Macao Giant Panda Pavilion - hop on public transport in Coloane to Seac Pai Van Park. This family-friendly park allows visitors to see giant pandas, red pandas, and other rare animals while learning about their conservation and protection.
    • Macao Science Centre - this incredible hub for education, exhibition, and science convention is as cool inside as its architectural outside makes it look.
    • Cable Car Ride - take in scenic views of Guia Hill from the shortest cable car ride in the world.
  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    ·       Macao International Dragon Boat Races and Festival (June)

    ·       Wushu Masters’ Challenge (August)

    ·       Macao International Fireworks Display Contest (September)

    ·       Mid-Autumn Festival (September)

    ·       Macao International Music Festival (October)

    ·       Macao Grand Prix (November)

    ·       Macao Food Festival (November)

    ·       Macao Light Festival (December)

    ·       Macao International Parade (December

    ·       International Film Festival and Awards: Macao (December)

    ·       Macao Shopping Festival (December)

  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Visit Coloane - this sleepy, charming island is perfect for a hike or relaxing outdoor barbecue.
    • Do Tai Chi - do as the locals do with a session of early morning tai chi.
    • Walk Guia Hill - take a stroll around Macao's icon of Guia Hill and the fortress to the lighthouse.

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