Ancient forts, temples, high-rise wonders, casinos, water fun, and much more – all packed within an expanse of just 30 square kilometers.That’sMacau for you. There’s a whole lot in store for tourists in this wonderful city. Let’s take a look at the top 10 places to cover when in Macau.

1. Macau Tower

Macau Tower

 Few structures evoke a feeling of mesmerizing awe as the Macau Tower, which houses The 360°Café, a revolving restaurant perched atop the tower. The building also holds the Guinness World Record for being the station for the highest commercial bungee jump from a height of 764 feet! Even when viewed from distance, it leaves you speechless for its sleek architecture.

2. Fortalezado Monte

 Fortalezado Monte

This fort is a testimony of the Portuguese invasion of the city and the melding of cultures of the Chines, Portuguese and the Macanese. The fort campus has much to offer in terms of relaxation. Flower beds, a reflection pond, and a museum housing interesting historical displays make the visit a memorable one.

3. Senado Square

Senado Square

This is the very popular town square of the city which has crowds milling, especially at daytime to take in the beauty of the place in its full glory. It is listed among the UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. Designed like a wave, the square, with its temples, churches, Portuguese-style buildings, fountain and many other attractions, offers several photo opportunities to tourists.

 

4. Ruins of St. Paul’s

Ruins of St. Paul’s

A grand view awaits visitors to the Ruins of St. Paul’s, also known more popularly as the Sam Ba Sing Tzik. Statues of Jesus and Madonna are the main attractions at this spot. A huge wall covered with motifs symbolic of angels, devils and the crucifixion sign greets everyone as they take the flight of steps leading to the age-old architecture. There is a splendid landscape of a flower garden in front. 

5. Coloane Island and Hac Sa Beach

Coloane Island and Hac Sa Beach

Your chance to get as close to nature in Macau is fulfilled by visits to the Coloane Island and the Hac Sa Beach.The Coloane Island offers the pristine beauty of forest cover consisting of eucalyptus groves, pine trees, and agricultural lands. The Hac Sa Beach, Macau's largest natural beach is also flocked by tourists around the year. 

 

6. The Venetian

The Venetian

Arguably using the most popular casino in Macau, The Venetian is also one of the top 10 largest buildings in the world. At night time, especially, it offers a splendid view of lighting work and hosts a mammoth number of 3,000 hotels, innumerable restaurants, and gaming floors spread over 5,00,000 square feet.

7. Taipa House on Taipa island

Taipa House on Taipa island

The Taipa House is a museum with exhibits of old-style furniture and building structures and furnishings reminiscent of Macau of yester years. There’s much to explore on the island itself, with Portuguese colonial buildings, temples, a Buddhist shrine and a horse-racing track ensuring an enjoyable tour.

 

 

8. Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

The Fisherman’s Wharf is a themed entertainment complex with a number of hotels, restaurants, casinos, shops, and rides for children, among other attractions. Its sprawling area of 28 acres is divided into three sections: Dynasty Wharf, East Meets West and Legend Wharf. The main attractions include artificial volcanoes and waterfalls, video game centers, model battleships and play areas for kids. 

9. The House of Dancing Water

The House of Dancing Water

The House of Dancing Water hosts a spectacular show of master gymnast, dancers, acrobats, divers and motorcyclists in a stage made of a large pool of water that turns dry within a matter of few seconds. The show, which lasts about 90 minutes, is awe-inspiring for the technical finesse with which it is put together.

10. Grand Resort Deck

 Grand Resort Deck

Who doesn’t love an invigorating spell of water fun?The Grand Resort Deck, a water fantasy unit inside the Galaxy Macau, is the perfect destination in summer and even otherwise when you want to wrap up the day's traveling with a refreshing session of rides and swim in the cool waters. There are several waterslides, geysers, waterfalls and a zone exclusively designed for children. 

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