Macau, located on the southeast coast of China, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China the other is Hong Kong. Macau’s rich heritage comes from its Chinese and Portuguese past. The economy is heavily dependant on gambling and tourism, but textile and garment manufacturing do contribute some.
Macau, with a population of 469,800, is the most densely populated region in the world. 95% of Macau’s population is Chinese another 2% is Portuguese or Macanese (mixed Chinese/Portuguese). Most of the people live on the Macau Peninsular where you can find Chinese temples, catholic churches, ancient forts and other historical relics within a modern
environment that bears testimony to an eclectic cultural blend of east and west.
The clean streets, picturesque hilly landscapes and beautiful city with its gardens make Macau a haven for both tourists and residents. Sunshine, clear air, green lands and all sorts of delicious food all contribute to its many attractions.
With the Macau style Portuguese cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, exotic cuisines from Italy, Brazil, Japan, France, Korea and Italy, Macau is a diner’s paradise not to be missed. There truly is something for every palate. Not to be passed up is the Macau dim sum delicacies.
Casinos are one of Macau’s major attractions. Macau has 33 casinos; The Venetian Macau is the biggest. There are 23 casinos on the Macau Peninsula and 10 casinos on Taipa Island. In addition to casinos, there is the Macau Jockey Club and dog racing at Canidrome. No wonder Macau has become known worldwide as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient”.
¤ Where Is Macau?
Macau was the former enclave of Portuguese..It is located 35 miles west of Hong Kong.It takes nearly fifty minutes to travel form Macau to of Hong Kong by ferry service.
The total area o the island is around 27.5 square kilometer .
The land is divided into three parts:
(1) Macau peninsula, (2) Colane and ( 3) Taipa.
Taipai is the busiest part of the island. The luxurious properties like the Venetian, Galaxy, and City of Dreams. The downtown of Macau is the Macau peninsula. The international Airport of Macau is situated in Taipa
How To Go To Macau From Hong Kong ?
For many years, the usual way to get to Macau was to fly into Hong Kong and take a ferry across to Macau. Ferries to Macau operate from several points in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong International Airport where you can bypass Hong Kong Immigration.
Macau is a low-cost airline hub many people now arrive at Macau to later go to Hong Kong. The Macau International Airport has flights that take passengers directly to most destinations in the region including many cities in mainland China. The airport is a fifteen-minute drive from the Macau Ferry Terminal
¤ Where To Stay In Macau ?
One thing about hotels on Macau is that rates sky rocket on the weekends. Expect prices on the weekend to be similar to those in Hong Kong. Savers will want to plan their Macau stay for nights other than Friday and Saturday. A quick Internet search for the term Macau hotel deals 2015; Macau Luxury hotels will give an idea how much it costs.