Macao: A Quick Visit to the Asian Las Vegas

Macao: A Quick Visit to the Asian Las Vegas, Macau, China (B)

Since I had originally planned on exploring more of China on this journey, I bought a flight ticket to Macao, an old Portuguese colony, which is now a special administrative region in China. But I didn’t have time to get my visa to China before I left Denmark back in March, so I decided to change those plans and go to Mongolia instead. But instead of cancelling my flight to Macao and flying directly from Seoul, I decided to fly to Mongolia from Hong Kong, which is located just 70 minutes by ferry from Macao, and that meant that I would still get to explore the city.

Macao is a popular tourist destination, mainly because of its current status as the world’s biggest casino city – in fact, the gambling industry in Macao is seven times bigger than Las Vegas. Thousands come to Macao to gamble in the many fancy casinos and while this is definitely a fun thing to do (but a bit dangerous for the bank account), Macao has much more to offer than just casinos. I’m not particularly interested in gambling, so I decided to explore more of the old town in Macao rather than the glistening modern part. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Macao: A Quick Visit to the Asian Las Vegas
Guide Location: China » Macau
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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