Thursday 28 March 2013

Spending a day in Macau (澳门)

Living in Zhuhai makes it very easy to travel to places like Macau (澳门), Hong Kong (香港) and Guangzhou(广州). For instance, going to Macau is very simple as we only need to cross the border in Gongbei, Zhuhai. This step takes almost 2 - 3 hours as in weekends there is a massive crowd of people traveling around.

Once in Macau, you can easily tell the difference from mainland China as there are more western people, some people speak English and there are many foreign restaurants. Macau is well-known for its gambling establishments as there are many casinos around the place. Possibly one of the best casinos in the world, Grand Lisboa, is also located in Macau, and it is really a treasure for our eyes once you get in you will not be able to get out. Incredible monuments, lighting and of course gambling games.

Apart from this, there are many historical places to encounter like the Taipei village and the restaurants which offer great portuguese cuisine. The city has a very curious mixture of Chinese and Portuguese culture which impossible to see anywhere else in the world.

Macau also has a very modern part in the city centre near the casinos where there are great views at night time when the lights of the skyline go on. The Tower of Macau stands right in the city centre where we can go over 300m high to have an impressive view of the scenery which is amazing. There are many activities to enjoy like one of the best bungy jumps in the world.

To go to Macau for the day, it is relatively easy to plan as we could tour around the important areas in the morning and see how lucky we are in the casinos in the evening.

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