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Country rank: 1 out of 8 Places To Visit In China

Sub-Region: Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China


Ideal duration: 3-5 days

Best time: Middle of October to December. (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Macau (Check Flights)


"Las Vegas of the Far East "

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Bordered by the cities Zhuhai in the North and Pearl River Estuary in the East and South

Macau is one of the most densely populated regions in the world and lies only 64 kilometres away from Hong Kong. Known for their casinos Macau has however cheaper accomodation when compared to Hong Kong

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Duty free shopping is the main draw at Macau and the Venetian Macau has a huge shopping mall known as Grand Canal. Items of interest in Macau are mostly on the Cotai Strip and include luxury items, jewelery, gold. Clothes are also cheaper in Macau. Colane Village is famous for antiques and artefacts.

Macau accepts both MOP and HKD with HKD being slightly more expensive than MOP. There is no MOP equivalent for the KHD 10 coin so that is usually not accepted. Most government organizations will accept MOP only, but ferries and casinos and most business ventures accept HKD.

One MOP equals 8.40 Indian rupees, while one HKD equals 8.66 Indian rupees. It is advisable to carry some HKD and MOP while visiting Macau though major businesses accept plastic money.

Daily budget depends on the kind of food and entertainment tourists indulge in but an average expense of 1500 MOP$ can be expected.


Macau has no special customs that need to be observed

Chinese and Portuguese are the main languages although English as a language is expanding too mainly due to tourism.

Although the history of Macau is traced back to the Qin Dynasty, it only developed in any true sense after the arrival of the Portuguese around the 16th century. On 20th December 1999, the Chinese government resumed governance over Macau and to that extent built casinos and hotels to promote tourism.

There's a reason Macau is known as the Las Vegas of the Far East, it's best to tuck your kids into bed before hitting the nightlife scene in Macau. The nighttime entertainment includes gentlemen's clubs like - Divino Gentlemanês Club, Playmates Strip Club and Live adult shows at places like Golden Dragon, Fortuna and Jai Alai. Besides this Macau also has a lot of nightclubs like - Sky21 Lounge, China Rouge, D2 Nightclub, MGM Lions Bar and Club Cubic Macau.

There are some great outlets in Macau for various foods - some expensive, some very low budget- all equally delicious. Portuguese egg tarts ar Lord Stow's, pork chop bun at Tai Lei Lok Kei which is in Taipa, egg rolls at 312 Rua Direita Caros Eugenio in Taipa sold by a local, Portuguese seafood rice at Temptations, Prawn Tartar at Casa de Tampas, almond cookies and sweet pork jerkey. Serradura for their desserts like chilled puddings, pork lard at Casa dos Grelhados and black garlic chocolate at McPherson's sweet's shoppe.

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