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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Macau: City of Macua

The tour bus fetch us from our hotel at The Venetian, together with some tourist people for a day of exploring the  culture and beauty  of the City of Macau. Let the tour begin...

Our First Stop....
A-Ma Temple, situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula. It is the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macua. This temple dedicated to the seaferers and goddess dates from the early 16th century. A-Ma Temple consists of prayer halls, pavillions and courtyards. Three of the four pavillions are dedicated to A-Ma and contains some fine statues of the goddess.

Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Soaring 338 meters above the city of Macau. It stands taller than Paris Eiffel Tower, Auckland Sky Tower and Sydney Tower. It has an elegant construction with breathtaking panoramic views all over Macau. Its has a observatory deck and revolving restaurant at the 223 meter level. A shopping area, cafe and tower restaurant. (Admission Fee Applies)

Casinos of Macau are well known in the world. One of the few Asian cities where gambling is legalized and now it is the only city in China where casinos are legal. In Macua you will see the familiar bright exciting signs, nigtlife, casinos and bars. Some of the most popular casinos in Macau includes Sands Casino, Lisboa Casino, Galaxy Rio Casino etc. while the most popular game, one is Baccarat.

Macau Fisherman's Wharf is Macau's number one themed attraction and a  popular landmark for both tourists and citizens. Located on the Outer Harbour. It is a world class, round the clock and free admission entertainment complex. They also have underground amusement center, shops, dining, gaming, convention center and hotels. We had are buffet lunch in one of there restaurant and taking picture inside the casinos is strictly prohibited.

Statue of Kun Iam
The Ruins of St. Paul's are considered to be one of Macau's most famous landmarks. The church is made from tapia and wood and with magnificiently decorated and furnished. A fire destroyed the body of the church, now only the front facade and the ground stone stairs remained. The back side of the Ruins of St. Paul's was turned into a museum after the restoration work. The ruins are known as the symbol of Macau and became one of the important tourist site where tourist can view the remains of the former Church of the Mother of God.

Senado Square is a world heritage which is famous for its rich architectural tradition such as St. Dominics Church, the Holy House of Mercy, Senado Building and Sam Kai Temple, all reflect the modernity and cultural exchangeof East to West. Senado Square is one of the famous venue in Macau that should not be missed and popular place for some cultural events with a beautiful fountain in the center of senado square.

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