Macau is a former Portuguese colony and is one of the two special administrative regions in China. It can be reached easily from Hong Kong by ferry as a day trip. The tourist attractions in this city are a mixture of gambling and historical sights. When it comes to gambling Macao probably rivals with Las Vegas with casinos such as the Venetian and the Grand Lisboa. The one difference is that Macao is almost purely focused on gambling whereas Las Vegas offers more alternative forms of entertainment such as live performances. When you arrive in Macau by Ferry from Hong Kong you will arrive close to the Fisherman’s wharf which is a miniature version of the world. Many famous buildings from Italy, the Netherlands and Germany have been reproduced here, although some of it looks slightly tacky. Most of these host a casino. Some of the other more modern Casino’s include the MGM grand casino, the new Lisboa and the New World casino. The Portuguese influence can still be seen in many places and especially when walking around the city you get to see Portuguese style churches and other facades everywhere. The best example of this is the Largo do Senado square which looks like it is taken straight from Portugal. Another sight to visit is the ruins of St. Paul. Only the front facade is left standing, but there are some attractive gardens in front of it. For the more adventurous person, you can do the most extreme bungee jump in the world from Macao tower.
This Macau photo gallery includes 50 travel pictures including Senado square, the ruins of St. Paul's church, the Grand Lisboa and many other sights from this city.