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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Aug 22, 2016
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7 Awesome Things to Do in Macau - An equally awesome list!

An hour away from Hong Kong, lies an administrative region of China known as Macau and like its neighbouring countries, Macau has a lot to offer the guests. Here are a few places to check out.


Ruins of St. Paul

The St. Paul's church was built in 1602 and was one of Macau's greatest churches until a fire claimed its very existence in 1835.Having been listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site the ruins of this once beautiful church are what attracts tourists and locals to the site. Although a popular spectacle during the day, St. Paul's church is known to be simply breath-taking at sunset. The front wall of the church, which is the only upright structure of the building, stands out majestically against the backdrop of the blue skies. The stone staircase leading up to the wall spells out the deep history of the church.


Senado Square

Senado Square also known as Largo do Senado in the local dialect is one of the largest public squares in Macau. Marked on the UNESCO's World Heritage List, the square attracts a large number of visitors every day to enjoy shopping and dine at restaurants. Located across the Square, is one of the best places to view the magnificence, at the Leal Senado building. The Leal Senado Building stands beautifully with its neo classical structure and design and courtyard. The second floor offers greats views of the Square through the antique windows.


Old Taipa Village

This beautiful cobbled stoned preserved village is nothing short of a beauty in the heart of Macau. Stroll down these unique European style alleys and take in architectural wonders which now boast with a growing number of restaurants and bars making Macau, a rather popular tourist destination. The Old Taipa Village is also home to the Taipa Houses Museum, Rua Do Cunha, Our Lady of Carmel Church and the Carmel Garden.


Fisherman's Wharf

Despite its name, the Fisherman's Wharf is actually the first theme park and shopping centre. With its inauguration in 2005, it is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination featuring different characteristics, of which can be divided into three sections: Dynasty Wharf, East Meets West, and Legend Wharf. The Dynasty Wharf features many model sized Chinese towers, East Meets West is true to its name and mixes together the local traditions and features of western design from waterfalls, volcanos, architectures of Greece, a Roman Amphitheatre, an ancient battleship and a shopping mall, while the Legend Wharf houses recreational facilities such as a Games and Video Games Centre and Water Performance Arenas.


Church Hopping

Churches are generally built with mesmerizing architectural styles and designs which attract visitors from across the globe. The churches in Macau are certainly no exception. St. Dominic's Church, the Ruins of St. Paul, St. Augustine's Church, St. Joseph's Church and St Lawrence's Church are some of the key structures are need to be visited! Church-hoppers looking for Macau serviced apartments in the area would find that Ascott Macau provides the much needed rest and relaxation to its guests.


Portuguese Tart

As no journey is complete without sampling a local favourite dish, the Portuguese Tart is a delicious blend of flaky puff pastry, creamy custard and egg filling which creates the perfect mid-day treat while strolling down the streets of Macau.


Free shuttle services

Casinos in Macau are reeling in their customers by offering free shuttle services to and from the Macau Maritime Terminal, Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal, or Macau International Airport. The shuttle services transport the passenger to their casino of choice.