GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, ""Las Vegas of Asia."" One of its more striking landmarks is the 338m-high Macau Tower, with sweeping city views.

Flag of Macau

COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

653,100

CAPITAL

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $110,000

LANGUAGE

Chinese, Portuguese, English

RELIGION

Folk religionist - 58.9%, Buddhist - 17.3%, Christian - 7.2%, other - 1.2%, none - 15.4%

LIFE EXPECTANCY

84.6

AREA

115.3 square kilometers (44.5 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

96.5%

FABIO'S REVIEW

Yellow-Living
Yellow-Visiting

Coming soon!

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

a-ma-temple-cover-min

A-MA TEMPLE

The A-Ma Temple is located in São Lourenço, and is dedicated to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu. Built in 1488, the temple is one of the oldest in Macau and thought to be the settlement's namesake.

Macau-Ferry-station-8065 COVER

FERRY STATION

The ferry connects Macau and Hong Kong. An helicopter service is also available.

Macau-Grand-Lisboa-hotel-2200 COVER

GRAND LISBOA HOTEL

Grand Lisboa is a 47-floor, 261-meter-tall hotel in Sé, Macau. It is owned by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and was designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man.

Macau-Macau-Fortress-(Fortaleza)-6023 COVER

MACAU FORTRESS (FORTALEZA)

Fortaleza do Monte is a fort in Santo António: it is the historical military centre of Macau. The Fortaleza forms part of the ""Historic Centre of Macau"" and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Macau-Mandarin_s-house-9155 COVER

MANDARIN'S HOUSE

The Mandarin's House is a historic residential complex with more than 60 rooms in the São Lourenço area of Macau. It was the residence and family home of the late Qing theoretician and reformist Zheng Guanying.

Macau-Other-pictures-Historical-district-6987 COVER

HISTORICAL DISTRICT

The Historic Centre of Macao (Centro Histórico de Macau) is a collection of over twenty locations that witness the unique assimilation and co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese cultures.

Macau-Quartel-dos-mouros-9252 COVER

QUARTEL DOS MOUROS

The Moorish Barracks are colonial barracks located in the São Lourenço historical area of Macau.

Macau-Ruins-of-St.-Paul-4687 COVER

RUINS OF ST. PAUL

The Ruins of St. Paul's are the remains of a 17th-century complex in Santo António: it includes what was originally St. Paul's College and the 17th-century Portuguese church of St. Paul (formerly known as ""Mater Dei"").

Macau-Senado-Square-3488 COVER

SENADO SQUARE

The Senado Square, or Senate Square, is a paved town square in Sé, and part of the Historic Centre of Macau (an UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Macau-St-Anthony_s-Church-7022 COVER

ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH

St. Anthony's Church is one of three oldest churches of Macau. Also known as Fa Vong Tong (Church of Flowers), it was built by the Society of Jesus to commemorate St. Anthony, Patron Saint of Catholic Marriages.

Macau-St.-Lawrence-Church-8235 COVER

ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH

The St. Lawrence's Church, also known as Feng Shun Tang (Church of Smooth-Sailing Wind), was built in 1558 in memory of St. Lawrence, regarded by the Portuguese as a patron saint in navigation. The church features clock and bell towers, ornate stained glass windows and chandeliers.

Macau-TAIPA-island-Taipa-old-village-Taipa-Houses-museum-(House-of-the-Portugal-regions)-10854 COVER

TAIPA ISLAND

Taipa is an island in Macau, presently united by an artificial landfill to the island of Coloane.

Macau-Theatro-Dom-Pedro-V-7838 COVER

THEATRO DOM PEDRO V

The Dom Pedro V Theatre, is a historical theatre situated at Largo de Santo Agostinho in São Lourenço. It was one of the first western-style theatres in East Asia.

A-MA TEMPLE

a-ma-temple-cover-min

The A-Ma Temple is located in São Lourenço, and is dedicated to the Chinese sea-goddess Mazu. Built in 1488, the temple is one of the oldest in Macau and thought to be the settlement's namesake.

FERRY STATION

Macau-Ferry-station-8065 COVER

The ferry connects Macau and Hong Kong. An helicopter service is also available.

GRAND LISBOA HOTEL

Macau-Grand-Lisboa-hotel-2200 COVER

Grand Lisboa is a 47-floor, 261-meter-tall hotel in Sé, Macau. It is owned by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and was designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man.

MACAU FORTRESS (FORTALEZA)

Macau-Macau-Fortress-(Fortaleza)-6023 COVER

Fortaleza do Monte is a fort in Santo António: it is the historical military centre of Macau. The Fortaleza forms part of the ""Historic Centre of Macau"" and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

MANDARIN'S HOUSE

Macau-Mandarin_s-house-9155 COVER

The Mandarin's House is a historic residential complex with more than 60 rooms in the São Lourenço area of Macau. It was the residence and family home of the late Qing theoretician and reformist Zheng Guanying.

HISTORICAL DISTRICT

Macau-Other-pictures-Historical-district-6987 COVER

The Historic Centre of Macao (Centro Histórico de Macau) is a collection of over twenty locations that witness the unique assimilation and co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese cultures.

QUARTEL DOS MOUROS

Macau-Quartel-dos-mouros-9252 COVER

The Moorish Barracks are colonial barracks located in the São Lourenço historical area of Macau.

RUINS OF ST. PAUL

Macau-Ruins-of-St.-Paul-4687 COVER

The Ruins of St. Paul's are the remains of a 17th-century complex in Santo António: it includes what was originally St. Paul's College and the 17th-century Portuguese church of St. Paul (formerly known as ""Mater Dei"").

SENADO SQUARE

Macau-Senado-Square-3488 COVER

The Senado Square, or Senate Square, is a paved town square in Sé, and part of the Historic Centre of Macau (an UNESCO World Heritage Site).

ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH

Macau-St-Anthony_s-Church-7022 COVER

St. Anthony's Church is one of three oldest churches of Macau. Also known as Fa Vong Tong (Church of Flowers), it was built by the Society of Jesus to commemorate St. Anthony, Patron Saint of Catholic Marriages.

ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH

Macau-St.-Lawrence-Church-8235 COVER

The St. Lawrence's Church, also known as Feng Shun Tang (Church of Smooth-Sailing Wind), was built in 1558 in memory of St. Lawrence, regarded by the Portuguese as a patron saint in navigation. The church features clock and bell towers, ornate stained glass windows and chandeliers.

TAIPA ISLAND

Macau-TAIPA-island-Taipa-old-village-Taipa-Houses-museum-(House-of-the-Portugal-regions)-10854 COVER

Taipa is an island in Macau, presently united by an artificial landfill to the island of Coloane.

THEATRO DOM PEDRO V

Macau-Theatro-Dom-Pedro-V-7838 COVER

The Dom Pedro V Theatre, is a historical theatre situated at Largo de Santo Agostinho in São Lourenço. It was one of the first western-style theatres in East Asia.

MAP

hong-kong-location

VIDEOS

RESOURCES

This section is currently under construction.

SHARE THIS PAGE

Spread the love

Leave a Comment

{}