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Most amazing places to visit in Macau – Discovering rich culture & thrilling entertainment

Macau was once a Portuguese Colony and has plenty of colonial attractions to visit. However the region is widely famous for its casinos and exciting nightlife. You can enjoy the highlife with plenty of top hotels and entertainment available in Macau.

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Historic Centre of Macau

Historic Centre of Macau

The Historic Center of Macau is a UNESCO World Heritage listing of around thirty places and buildings in Macau, highlighted for their historical value. The sites include 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. Major hotels such as Galaxy Macau Hotel Resort offer a shuttle service to go sightseeing here. There’s plenty of attractions here and if you stay in close proximity at Macau Luxury Hotel you can easily find your way there even on public transport.

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Ruins of St. Paul’s

Ruins of St. Paul’s

Also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik the ruins of St. Paul’s stands adjacent to the renowned Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. Today, you only find the front façade and grand stone stairway remaining of this magnificent church. It was first constructed in 1580 but 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.

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Macau Tower

Macau Tower

Soaring a height of 338 meters above the city, the Macau Tower stands as the 10th highest freestanding tower in the world and the 8th tallest in Asia. When you get to the outdoor observation desk you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Macau cityscape. You can also view the Pearl River and some islands of Hong Kong around.

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The Largo Do Senado Historic Square

The Largo Do Senado Historic Square

Macau was once a small Portugese colony and Largo Do Senado Historic Square was once a government centre of the colony. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best places to see of old Macau. The square's notable attractions are its old buildings including the Senate Building, the Post Office, and St. Dominic's Church. The Chinese herbal medicine stores just to the north of St. Dominic's Church are also notable for the quality, price, and selection.