Ideal duration: 3-5 days
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The resort city of Macau, or Macao, is an amalgam of holidays, events and festivities. Lauded as the 'top gambling destination in the world', Macau is located in southern China, a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong. Spread across 30 square kilometre in size, it is small enough to feel intimate yet big enough to retain a degree of mystery.
The most densely populated region in the world, Macau offers a bevvy of world-class luxury entertainment. Though that'n not all! You just need to take a step back into the old town to get a dose of its rich Portuguese history and Chinese culture. The historic centre of Macau is home to 25 historic locations listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Macau was a Portuguese colony for 300 years, which manifests in its lifestyle, architecture and food. One of the most striking landmarks is the Macau Tower offering sweeping views of the glitzy city. Places like St Paul's Ruins, A-Ma Temple and Monte Fort tell a tale of its wonderful heritage.
South of Macau are the former islands of Coloane and Taipa, connected together by Cotai, where lies the epicentre of giant casinos and gaudy malls. The food of Macao is based on Cantonese and Portuguese cuisine with influences from Indian and Malay dishes. A fusion of east and west in all aspects, Macau has much to see, do and eat!