Macau is a small peninsula in mainland China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese overseas territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of Portuguese and Chinese influences. Its giant casinos and extravagant malls have earned it the nickname, the "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is 338m-high Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.
1. Ruins of St PaulTraveling Macau without visiting the Ruins of St Paul literally means not visiting Macau attractions at all. It is one of the most visited Macau attraction. Originally built in 17th century, it was destroyed by fire in 1835 & what remains till today is the facade of the Church & St Paulâ€™s college.
2. Senado SquareSenado Square has been Macauâ€™s urban centre for centuries & still a popular venue for celebrations. It is paved with a wave-patterned mosaic colored stones created by the Portuguese.
3. Venetian MacauVenetian Macau the world largest casino, is one of Asiaâ€™s most exciting entertainment destination, and nowhere else in Asia will you find such a rare combination of facilities, attractions and amenities.
4. A Ma Temple
Macauâ€™s name is derived from A-Ma-Gau or Place of A-Ma and this temple dedicated to the seafarersâ€™ goddess dates from the early 16th century.
5. Macau Fishermanâ€™s Wharf
Macau Fishermanâ€™s Wharf is a 111,500mÂ² park and the first-ever cultural, themed and creative attraction in the tourism industry of Macau.Centrally located in the outer harbour and it is not purely a theme park, but also combines dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location which takes just a 5-minute walk from the Macau-HK Ferry Terminal and Heliport.
6. Macau TowerSoaring 338 meters above the city, the Macau Tower is the 10th highest freestanding tower in the world and the 8th tallest in Asia.
7. Kun Iam Statue
This statue is dedicated to Goddess of Mercy. It is 20 meters tall and made of special bronze. The dome shape base like a lotus flower, is an ecumenical centre where information is available on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
8. Wine & Grand Prix MuseumThe Wine Museum is the only one of its kind in Asia. One of the main targets of Wine Museum is to bring the visitor into contact with the social, economical and cultural importance of the wine in the Portuguese tradition, daily life and celebration rituals.
9. St Lawrence ChurchThis is probably the richest & most beautiful church in Macau, not only of its decorations but also because of the objects displayed in the church.Originally it was built by wood in 16th century, renovated to the existing one from the 19th century.
Macau Greyhound Racing takes place at the Canidrome on Avenida General Castelo Branco. These races are held on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and weekends starting from 7:45 p.m. and there are 16 games on every racing evenings.