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On the southwest tip of the Macao Peninsula stands one of the region's oldest Taoist temples, for which Macao is named. A-Ma was built in 1488, is dedicated to Matsu - the goddess of seafarers and fishermen - and is part of the Historic Center of Macao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Set along the waterfront on the Peninsula's south and southeast borders are a number of Macao's world-famous casinos. From the old-world charm of Casino Lisboa, to the Las Vegas appeal of The Sands, visitors can get busy betting on red or black. The Wynn, meanwhile, offers upscale shopping as well as its regular spectacular fountain show, besides all the glitz of the gambling.
A social and commercial hub, the Macao Tower Convention & Entertainment Center, aka Macao Tower, is home to some of the region's finest events, shopping and dining. The glass-fronted elevator whisks guests up to the observation deck for 360-degree views of Macao, and thrill-seekers will find exhilaration at the adventure deck. Besides bungy jumping and the Tower Climb, Macao Tower's SkyJump offers the chance to plummet 765 feet before cruising to a safe stop at the bottom.
The former residence of Chinese thinker Zheng Guanying and his father Zheng Wenrui, Mandarin House was built in 1881. The sprawling compound of elegant buildings is free to enter, and colonial architectural enthusiasts will be delighted.
To the east of the ruins of St Paul's, this formidable fortress still stands. Also thanks to the Jesuits, it was built in the 17th century as part of the College of the Mother of God - equipped with cannons, barracks and storehouses designed to withstand a siege and defend Macao.
Museum of Art
An excellent collection is housed in this five-story museum, located in Macao's cultural district. From ancient ceramics and stoneware excavated in Macao, to Ming- and Qing-dynasty calligraphy from Guangdong, and not forgetting Chinese and Western pieces by artists who lived in this thriving enclave, it is a must for art aficionados.
Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral
One of old Macao's most iconic sites, only the stairway and baroque facade remain of this Portuguese basilica, built by the Jesuits in the 16th century. Once one of the greatest monuments to Christianity in Asia, a kitchen fire in 1835 destroyed everything but the engravings and statues still standing today.
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Macao Peninsula Itineraries
Take in the spectacular sights and sounds of incredible Hong Kong, and the fascinating colonial history of charming Macao, on this action-packed 5-day journey.
- 5 days / 4 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,400
Experience the best of what Macao can offer in this 3 day classic journey which explores the cobbled streets of UNESCO-designated sites, colonial heritage fusion cuisine, and the glitziest casino strip in all of Asia.
- 3 days / 2 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,800
Excitement abounds in this fun-packed, three-day adventure across magical Macao. Stay at your choice of either the Mandarin Oriental or the Ritz-Carlton, both ideal for families of all ages, during a long-weekend of world-class entertainment, go karting and historical walks which will captivate and delight kids young and old.
- 3 days / 2 nights
- Price Per Person
- Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.
One of the most exclusive hotels in Macao, Mandarin Oriental Macao is a decidedly elegant and lavish retreat. With a chic, contemporary design, gourmet restaurants and personal service, our hotel exudes a sophisticated atmosphere and a sense of relaxed luxury. Located on the waterfront just 15 minutes from the airport, the hotel boasts 213 rooms and suites all with large floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular bay views. The hotel’s Vida Rica restaurant offers gourmet Asian cuisine and snacks, and there is also a cake shop and a Lobby Lounge bar/café. The hotel also has a luxurious spa/fitness centre and a small 25m lap pool.
Pousada de Sao Tiago
Originally a fortress built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century to defend Macao against hostile European nations and local pirates, the Fortaleza de Barra was transformed into an enchanting Portuguese boutique hotel known today as Pousada de São Tiago. This all suite hotel is one of Macao’s most charming and exclusive historical landmarks, and has recently been invited to be a member of Relais & Châteaux, an association of the finest and most unique hotels and gourmet restaurants across the globe. All suites are decorated with plush and quality furnishings to provide exquisite comfort for guests. In-room amenities include a 40 inches B&O television with surround sound effect, a modern lush bathroom with 60cm rainforest shower, steam room and “in mirror” bathroom TV. Guests can also enjoy complimentary in-room movies, free mini bar and internet access. The hotel's La Paloma Spanish restaurant offers signature dishes such as Iberian Ham and Paella Valenciana.
Theatrical spectacle awaits amid the iconic golden curves of Wynn, Macao's acclaimed five-star resort. Illuminated and animated works of art and entertainment include The Dragon of Fortune, The Tree of Prosperity, an aquarium of moon jellyfish and, of course, Performance Lake. Located in the center of the city, Wynn is easily accessible from the airport and ferry terminal, and upon arrival guests will be instantly whisked into luxurious surroundings. The verdant poolside gardens sprawl alongside the palatial lobby, while the opulent rooms and suites are spread between the resorts two towers: Wynn and Encore. Dedicated butler service and access to Wynn club is available in all suites, and while many accommodations feature private massage rooms, both towers also feature a fully-equipped spa. The dining options span the spectrum from casual eateries and laid-back lounges, to world-class, award-winning gourmet restaurants serving delights from around the world.
Macao Goes Well With
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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- Phil Ingram
For nearly 500 years, after Portugal first established their colony on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, Iberian and indigenous Chinese traditions have evolved alongside each other, creating a way of life in Macao that is so utterly unique that there is no other like it, anywhere on Earth.
- John McMahon
Whether you jump on a full stomach or an empty one is up to you, but the Mocha Macao Tower’s death-defying bungee feats pair well with suckling pig.
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