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5 Things to do with Kids in Macau Family-friendly holidays

Macau has a lot to offer for a family-friendly holiday. Here are some of the activities you can do during your trip.


Check out the Ruins of St. Paul's

The ruins of St. Paul’s church are also called the Sam Ba Sing Tzik. It stands next to the renowned Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. Today, you only find the front façade and grand stone stairway remaining of this magnificent church. Built during the15th the church caught fire twice afterwards. After reconstruction, the church was pronounced as the biggest Catholic Church in East Asia during the time. Unfortunately, a fierce typhoon hit Macau in 1835 and the church caught fire again leaving only the majestic remains that are preserved to date. A trip to Macau is incomplete without visiting the ruins of St. Paul's whether you are travelling with kids or not.


Visit the Historic Centre of Macau

The Historic Center of Macau is another place to take the kids. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Within these premises, you find thirty prominent locations that are highlighted for its historical value. The first modern lighthouse, first western university of China, first western theatre and first western military fort are all located here. You can try staying at hotel Okura Macau since you can travel with ease to these locations then. There's plenty of attractions here and if you stay nearby at Macau hotels 5 Star you can easily find your way there even on public transport.


Head up the Macau Tower

Towering at a height of 338 meters above the city, the Macau Tower stands as the 8th tallest in Asia and 10th highest tower in the world. Older kids will find it exciting to go to the observation deck. When you get to the outdoor observation deck you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the ultra-modern Macau cityscape. along with the views of the Pearl River and some islands of Hong Kong.


Be mesmerized at the House of Dancing Water

House of Dancing Water is one of the most amazing shows in Macau. It is usually a 90 minutes performance and is considered the world's biggest water-based show. 3.6 million gallons of water has been used for the show. Kids will enjoy the acrobatics, water jet displays and motorcycle stunts that are part of the performances. The dance acts and costumes of the performers are spectacular.


Learn about the Largo Do Senado Historic Square

Macau was once a small Portuguese colony. The Largo Do Senado Historic Square was the government centre during this Portuguese colonial time. The site is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The senate building, old post office, and the St. Dominic's church are some of the best attractions of the square. You find shops selling Chinese herbal-based medicines that are high in quality and value.

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