Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. This was a former Portuguese Colony which was rented to the Portugal by the Chinese Empire to be used as a trading port. Currently the major sectors dominating the economy of Macau would be industries such as textile and garment manufacturing for export, banking and tourism– mainly gambling, resulting in Macau being one of the world’s most sort after holiday hotspots.
The A-Ma cultural village was established in honour of the goddess A-Ma also known as Tin Hau. The village is built across a land of 7,000 square metres and is a much visited place by devotees of A-Ma as well as tourists and locals. The development of this complex was initiated during the Chung Yeung Festival in the year 2001. The entrance to the village is by way of six stairs which depict ancient Chinese carvings such as the double phoenix, roaring tiger and the double lion. The structural content of the village and tasteful infrastructure speaks volumes about the great artistic talent of the Chinese and the respect and honour the devotees had for Goddess A-Ma is evident in every detail presented. The village consists of a bell tower, drum tower, carved marble alter in the Tin Hau Palace, dressing hall, museums and shops to attract visitors. The authorities are planning to add stalls with folk handicrafts, souvenir shops, snack outlets and a vegetarian restaurant in the future.
Accommodations for visitors to the region vary from small budget motels to star class luxury Macau hotel venues. Macau is truly beautiful at night as the city is fully lit up by the bright neon lights of casino centres, Macau hotels, roadside billboards and street lights. It seems as if this city never sleeps at night and it truly will be a different sort of experience for those of you who are used to much quieter surroundings. Galaxy Macau Resort Hotel is a luxurious hotel with 1,500 rooms and is situated at the heart of Macau city. Stay at this well placed property and discover the many sights and sounds of this enchanting city that has much to offer intrepid travellers.