Must visits in Macau – Magical region

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Renowned as Asia’s own incarnation of Las Vegas, Macau is truly a dream oasis in Hong Kong. Littered with casinos and high rollers this one-stop recreational hub is a touristic hotspot like no other.

 

The Ruins of St. Paul’s

Macau Cathedral of Saint Paul
Macau Cathedral of Saint Paul | Img. By Jakub Hałun (Own work) GFDLBY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Built in the 17th century, the ruins of St. Paul’s are one of Macau’s most frequented tourist destinations. As one of the most photographed sites in Macau, this towering landmark is also a marvel of European architecture.

 

A-Ma Temple

A-Ma Temple (Macau)
A-Ma Temple (Macau) | Img. By English: Abasaa 日本語: あばさー (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The A-Ma temple, meaning the Place of A-Ma is Macau’s oldest temple and was built in dedication to the sacred sea goddess that protects the fisherman in the early 16thcentury. If you are planning to visit this site, book your stay at a Macau luxury hotel that is located in close proximity, such as the Hotel Okura Macau.

 

Casino Hopping

Casino Lights In Macau
Casino Lights In Macau | Img. By Brenden Brain (Own work), CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Often called the “Monte Carlo of the Orient”, Macau is the place to be if casino and gambling are terms that excite you. Ever since the legalization of gambling in the 1850s, Macau has been a hub of gambling, attracting quite large crowds to its tempting vicinity

 

Guia Fortress

Guia Lighthouse
Guia Lighthouse | Img. By No machine-readable author provided. Minghong assumed (based on copyright claims). GFDL CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Originally built to defend the city of Macau from naval attacks the Guia Fortress now serves as one of the best lookout points in the holiday Mecca. Used by the military till 1976 the venue is one of the most captivating Macau tourist attractions today.

 

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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