Discovering the Beauty of Macau with my Family (2011)
29.04.2011 - 02.05.2011
Macau has always been known for its Casinos. But more than those huge casino hotels and brilliant lights in the evening, is a beautiful history of faith and freedom. If you do not know yet, Macau is the first and last European Colony in China. Conquered in the 16th century, It was only in December of 1999 when China took formal sovereignty over Macau.
You will see the influence of Portuguese in Macau today - especially its architecture. It's as if you are not in Asia at all.
Ruins of St. Paul
Macau is a good place to appreciate culture, places and food. I suggest you visit temples like A-MA temple and Templo de SAM Kai Vui KUN. Visit old buildings like the Edificio de Leal Senado Building - this was the first municipal chamber of Macau, the RUINS of St. Paul, SENADO Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and of course, do not miss The Venetian Hotel.
Inside the Venetian Hotel
The Venetian Hotel is a luxury Casino-Hotel. From the outside on an evening, you will see how splendid the lights and design is. It is the 5th largest building in the world, and is also considered as the largest single structure hotel building in Asia. Based on their survey, they have an average of 60,000 visitors per day. On the 3rld level, you will see the retail outlets and the gondola canal.
And before finally leaving Macau, make sure to drop by Margaret's Cafe for the best egg tarts in town. During our visit there, there was even a TV Show featuring the store and interviewing the customers. And amidst the uber long line of people wanting to get in the store, they just didn't seem to care. Everyone wanted a piece of this yummy and chewy tart!
Margaret's Famous Egg Tarts