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Macau is known as the Las Vegas of Asia. And with good reason. This autonomous region, located in the south of China and west of Hong Kong. It was Portugues territory until 1999 and visiting the city, you will see remnants of Macau’s Portuguese colonial past. 

Macau is known for its casinos, and blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures. And there are plenty of things you can do there too, so here are things you should try to see if you ever come to Macau.

Try Your Luck at Casinos

Of course, a list about Macau would have to include something that has to do with their glamorous casinos. It is called the “Las Vegas of Asia” after all. The most popular game you can find in any casino in Macau is Baccarat, it is a game the locals really like. We should also mention that gambling is taken a bit more seriously in Macau. 

Among the many casinos, one is located within the majestic Grand Lisboa hotel. Where is it? Don’t worry, it hard to miss this majestic structure that towers over the city.

What do I mean by this? Let’s just say you won’t be having any banter or seeing any drinks in hand during a poker game as other players are really focused on winning. Perhaps you can practice before you go? In the best online casino Malaysia.

But remember to always gamble responsibly.

Satisfy your Taste Buds with Macau Cuisine

The cuisine of Macau is truly unique with 400 years of history when Macau was a colony of Portugal. With a mix of Chinese and Portuguese ingredients and cooking, styles are a truly delicious  blend that puts out famous Macanese dishes such as:


A meatloaf that has been baked, containing cheese, breadcrumbs, and olives.

Pastel De Nata

A lovely, crispy egg custard tart, its origins come from Portugal.


A dish made of minced beef or pork and flavored with molasses and soy sauce.

See the A-Ma Temple

This is one of the oldest temples in Macau and one of the most famous. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Mazu, who protects the fisherman, a reference to Macau’s history. There are a number of areas that make up the temple, there is the Gate Pavilion, the Memorial Arch, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence, the Hall of Guanyin, and Zhengjiao Chanlin. 

Visit Macau Tower

This majestic tower stands at 338 meters and is one of the tallest buildings that make up Macau’s skyline. Not only is there an observation deck where you can take in the glorious views, but there is a full-on shopping mall at the base of the tower, complete with movie theatres and restaurants. Back to the top of the tower, you can experience the Sky Walk X, a walking tour around the outer rim of the decks above, to really feel like you are in the sky. 

Take a Gander Through Senado Square

Senado Square is a rather popular public space and the most famous in Macau. It’s narrow streets filled with shops, cafes and restaurants and the many heritage sites located within, makes Senado Square a must-see when you come to Macau. 

The main square is decorated according to what even is happening at the time, but regardless of events the decorations and lights are always beautiful. If you like to take amazing photos of cities, you will truly find Senado Square to be photogenic.

Visit the Ruins of St. Paul

Facade of St Paul’s Cathedral, Macau

Overlooking Senado Square, The Ruins of St. Paul is among the many world heritage sites that Macau is loaded with. But be advised, the spot is VERY popular, and it will always have the presence of tourists, even on the stairs leading up to the site. 

There’s Many More

Those mentioned above were just the tip of the iceberg of what Macau has to offer in it’s full, there are way more attractions and way more world heritage sites in this awesome place, so be sure to check them out too!

Rachel Dunn

Lajur Pejalan