While Macau may be known for its glamorous casinos, lively entertainment and thrilling nightlife, this cosmopolitan destination also has a rich culture. In particular it is known for its maritime heritage and those interested in learning more about this should definitely make time to visit the Macau Marine Museum. Travellers looking for an ideal base from which to head off on their adventures can consider Galaxy Macau Hotel Resort. This Galaxy hotel provides a wealth of facilities and services too, helping you enjoy the very best the region has to offer.
Plan a trip to the Macau Marine Museum which can be found near the Temple of A-ma. Within this extensive museum you will find four fascinating sections, each offering a different insight.
At the site’s top floor you will find the Maritime Technology Exhibition where you will be able to view a wide range of exhibits including ancient and relatively modern nautical instruments, telescopes, compasses used by mariners and a display on the well known Guia Lighthouse. You can find out more on the maritime past at the Maritime History Exhibition which covers the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and features a model of the Nau do Trato merchant frigate and a special 3D model of what the Macau harbour looked like in the 17th century.
Letting you get to know more about the traditions of Macau fishermen, the Maritime Ethnology Exhibition can be found below ground level and is home to fishing vessel models and demonstrations on various fishing techniques used. Those visiting with kids will enjoy the Aquarium Gallery which has four separate themed aquariums showcasing everything from coral reef fish to harbour fish.
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