Centuries of colonial rule shaped Macau into the unique cultural enclave it is today—a fascinating blend of Portuguese and Chinese influences, all glammed up by slick shopping centers and extravagant casinos. Ferry to this fascinating isle for a day spent touring its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and modern attractions.
Get picked up from your hotel and shuttle to the Hong Kong Ferry Terminal, where you board a spacious ferry for a smooth cruise across the water to Macau. Kick off your day-long exploration of the historic city centre.
From there, make your way to the Ruins of St. Paul's, where the ghostly facade of a 16th-century church sits perched on a hilltop. Climb the stone steps to reach this hauntingly beautiful structure, and then leave the Catholic complex behind to visit the Na Tcha Temple, a 19th-century folk religion temple dedicated to the child god of war.
Next, delve into the colonial heritage of Macau with a stroll by the Section of the Old City Walls, a 1569 defensive barrier built by the Portuguese using local materials—clay, sand, rice straw, rocks, and oyster shells. At the trapezoidal military centre of the Fortaleza do Monto, visit Museum of Macau, you can take in the view from the 17th-century ramparts, stroll around Senado Square, witness delicate wooden ceiling and sacred art in St. Dominic;s Church. Finally, pay a visit to Lady Luck at Sands Casino.
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