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Updated by Fritzjames Stephen on Apr 06, 2015
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Things to do in Macau- make the best of your time in China

Macau is a region located on the southeast coast of China. Known as Asia's gambling hub it is modern area reminiscing its combined culture of traditional Chinese and the exotic Portuguese architecture. It is a location ideal for a holiday or reside with it's immaculate streets, greenery, picturesque landscapes, delicious food and colourful culture.


Visit the Historic Centre

The Historic Center of Macau is a UNESCO World Heritage listing of about 30 places and buildings in Macau, highlighted for their historical value and to be protected. The iconic ruins of the church of St. Paul's Cathedral, Buddhist A-Ma Temple as well as many of the firsts for China, the ruins of the oldest Western burial ground in China, the first western military fort, the first western theatre, the first modern lighthouse and the first Western university in China are all part of the centre.


Take stroll around Taipa Village

Taipa Village is where Macau's Portuguese colonial roots are most evident. You find narrow pedestrian streets that are lined with old Portuguese cafes where locals enjoy traditional meals from Portugal. The colonial architecture here is magnificent and make sure to visit the Taipa Houses Museum, which is amongst a row of early twentieth century pastel houses.


Hold your breath from the top of Macau Tower

For thrill seekers this is going to be big. The 1100 feet high tower in Macau offers the best views of the city from the 58th floor observation deck. If that's not adventurous enough for you then you can just jump off the building... well bungee jump to be precise.


Casino hopping

One of the best entertainments Macau offer are the casinos. Don't exaggerate in your spending but enjoy what the city has to offer. You find countless numbers of gamblers roaming around in these casinos, which is the biggest of this sort in Asia. If you want to experience the best of the location then find hotels in Macau that is located close to the heart of the region. You can stay at Starworld Macau Hotel, which is a top of the range hotel that offers in house shuttle service for tourists to explore.


Climb to Guia Fortress

For a more historic, less adrenaline-pumping view of Macau, make the climb to Guia Fortress. While only 300 feet high, it is Macau's highest point and site of the first Western-style lighthouse in East Asia.


See the House of Dancing Water

House of the Dancing Water is a show produced by Franco Dragone that takes place in a purpose-built theater using a 3.7 million gallon pool. The show, filled with intricate costumes, special effects and record-breaking acrobatic acts, portrays an epic, edgy love story. Make sure to set aside one night to see this show.