Slowing Down in Macau

Slowing Down in Macau, Macau, China (B)

Why am I slowing down in Macau? Simply because my parents are with me. Landed at night, we were mesmerized by the scintillating lights of the city as we were traveling from the airport to our hotel. The city is literally dazzling and the playful lights entertained us that we don’t want to blink an eye.

Mistakenly thought as separate from China, Macau is having a high degree of autonomy that is set by the People’s Republic of China. Hence, Macau is a Special Administrative Region of China. Allow me to say that Macau is extreme in both ends. Considered the Las Vegas of Asia because of the towering casinos around, it also homed so many churches around.

A ten minute slow walk from our hotel, we came across the St. Dominic Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th Century and was run by the Dominicans. The church door is made of teak and its design is a mix of European and Macanese.

Very near the church is the Senado Square, a public square that is actually triangular in shape where many of Macau’s events were held. It is a vibrant place where nearby you can access fast food, restaurants, money exchange and banks, information center for tourism and different shops for your shopping needs. This place has different energy during night and day, so it’s best to check both. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Slowing Down in Macau
Guide Location: China » Macau
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lalaine Tabay
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Dominic Church
  • Senado Square
  • Ruins of St. Paul
  • Fortaleza do Monte
  • Museu de Macau
  • City of Dreams
  • the Venetian
  • St. Anthony’s Church
  • A-Ma Temple
  • St. Lawrence Church
  • The Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre