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Macau Tourism


Macau is one of the world's most culturally diverse cities. When the Portugese arrived on the shores of Macau in the 16th century, they brought with them their own cultural, religious and culinary traditions. These Mediterranean influences have blended and co-existed peacefully with the local Chinese culture for more than four centuries. UNESCO-protected monuments of religious and political significance in "The Historic Centre of Macao" stand side-by-side as living testaments to the old Macau. Even as this city moves forward, it has preserved its rich, European architectural legacy for future generations to re-live the past as they walk along cobble-stoned paths and gaze up at centuries-old temples and churches.

Macau is located in Guangdong province, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta, 38 miles from Hong Kong. Macau has approximately half million population and a total area of just 29 square km, comprising the Macau peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane.

World Heritage City

The Historic Centre of Macau was inscribed on the World Heritage List on 15 July, 2005, making Macau a special designated World Heritage site. "The Historic Centre of Macau includes the oldes western architectural heritage on Chinese soil today, constituting the most unique blend of East-West cultural heritage. Having the quintessence of the Eastern and Western cultural exchange of more than four centuries, Macau offers a unique blend of cultures that is imprinted in its architectural heritage, cultural environment and cuisine: within easy reach are centuries old churches and fortress, world class entertainment resorts, antique shops, a diversified gastronomy and grand casinos.

Modern International City

Macau is expanding rapidly from a small village to become the Las Vegas of the Far East and it is claimed to be the "Monte Carlo of the East". In addition to many casinos, you can find a varity of Museums from Wine Museum to Grand Prix Museum. The Macau of the new millennium is fast becoming one of Asia's most popular destinations, that has a lot to offer.

Being the gateway between the East and West, the Macau International Airport provides direct flights to major Asian cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo/Osaka etc.) and connections to many destinations across the world. Regular ferry services are available round the clock that shuttle between Hong Kong and Macau, with a sea journey less than one hour. Sailing schedules and fares for Hong Kong-Macau Route, and HK Airport-Macau Route.

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