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Sightseeing sites in Macau - Uncover Macau's Must-See Highlights

As Hong Kong's own incarnation of Monaco or Las Vegas, Macau is a glittering city bursting with touristic possibilities. From grand casinos to ancient edifices here are Macau's top attractions.

1

Camoes Garden

As one of Macau's most ancient and most expansive parklands the Camoes Garden and Grotto is a one of a kind green space in the city. Taken over by a Portuguese trader after the end of British rule the venue become a dove raising ground before the venue was declared a public park. Named after a Portuguese writer named Luis de Camoes the park now serves as a leisure hub for morning joggers, chess fanatics and holidaymakers.

2

A Ma Temple

Devoted to the city's principle deity A-Ma or the goddess of ocean farers this iconic temple is part of Macau's cultural and religious identity. Built as far back as the 16th century the A Ma Temple's construction is steeped in a local legend of a young girl who was rescued by fishermen and survived rough seas only to disappear upon arrival in Macau. The girl later resurfaced as a goddess and the area in which she reappeared is the spot on which the temple was constructed by devoted locals.

3

Ruins of St Paul

As one of the most photographed sites in all of Macau the Ruins of St Paul have become a landmark synonymous with Hong Kong's incarnation of casino city Las Vegas. Constructed as early as the 17th century the St.Paul's Cathedral which stood in the locale was destroyed by fire in the early 1830's and all that remains is its iconic facade.

4

Macau Fisherman's Wharf

Spread out across an expansive area of 111,500 square meters Macau Fisherman's Wharf is a premier tourist hotspot which is a purpose built cultural and entertainment heartland in the city. Occupying pride of place in the heart of the outer rim of the port the theme park is a mere 5 minutes away from the Macau-HK Ferry Terminal. Lined with shopping outlets, restaurants and entertainment options as well as exhibition spaces no visit to Macau would be complete without a stopover at this well-known tourist Mecca.

5

Macau Tower

Revered as the city's best lookout point and favourite observation point the Macau Tower pierces the sky at an impressive height of 338. As the 8th highest structure in Asia the Tower also holds the honour of being the world's 10th tallest freestanding structure. Offering visitors captivating views across the city and surrounding landscapes including the Pearl River and the Hong Kong islands the venue is also home to a revolving restaurant.

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Venetian Macau

As the largest casino in the world the Venetian Macau is a one stop entertainment and gambling Mecca in Macau. Home to more than 350 boutiques, restaurants and its own resort the canal lined venue with Venetian gondolas and street artists must be seen to be believed.

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Wine and the Grand Prix Museum

Located next to one another the Macau Wine & Grand Prix Museum is another highlight for first time visitors. Showcasing Formula One highlights and relics from championship races across the world The Grand Prix Museum celebrates the world's most coveted motor sports event within its plush confines. The Wine Museum is also a unique exhibition space in Macau that explores the cultural and economical role wine and viticulture plays in modern and ancient society. Visitors based in a Galaxy hotel such as the Galaxy Macau Hotel Resort will enjoy easy access to the site and other sightseeing hubs in the city.