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05 Must-Visit Cultural Hot Spots in Macau - Non-Gambling Attractions

Known to be the most fun part of this side of the world, Macau has its share of cultural and heritage attractions too.


About Macau

The place is home to many attractions but most people only think of the casinos when they think of going on holiday to Macau. You will be glad to know that there are more things to do here than just sit in a Casino and while away time. This famous gambling destination has a rich culture and heritage and is also a great travel destination for any history buff. If you want to explore everything that the city has to offer you must opt to stay at one of the centrally located Macau luxury hotels the likes of Hotel Okura Macau.


The Mandarin's House

The Mandarin's House is one of the best known historical attractions in Macau. Constructed during the year 1869 this house used to be the residence of a prominent literary figure of China. He weighed in a lot on the economic market and was also a great inspiration for many people after him. Located right next to town square the Mandarin house is a traditional Chinese style building that spreads out for more than 4,000 square metres. The complete complex is home to many courtyards, a Master's quarters, a servants' quarters and a gatehouse. This gatehouse will lead you into the courtyard which acts as a separation of the master and servant area.


A-Ma Cultural Village

Located right by the Goddess statue of its namesake, this cultural village spreads out for more than 7,000 square metres and has a complex that is built to honour and celebrate the legend of this goddess. This is one of the most interesting attractions in Macau. The development of this village started in the year 2001 and today this village is home to many drum towers, a dressing hall, a museum and a town bell.


Guia Fortress

Known to be built between the year 1622 and 1638 this Fortress was originally established by nuns until they moved to the Saint Clair Convent. Within this Fortress, you will also find a chapel. This Fortress is also home to many elaborate frescoes which are highly influenced by the Western and Chinese themes. Making for an interesting and fascinating attraction in Macau, this highlight is yet another example of the multifaceted cultural history and rich heritage of the city. This Fortress has a lighthouse which dates back to the year 1865. This lighthouse with the first modern Lighthouse to be built on the Chinese coast and is a symbol of Macau's military era.


The Maritime Museum In Macau

The Maritime Museum spreads out for more than 800 square metres and was built on the site which the first Portuguese explorer landed on, in 1553. This Museum was later made bigger in the year 1990 and is built in a European architectural style. This is a must-visit highlight in Macau if you are into the history of the place and want to know what things were like back in the day.

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