Famous because of its casinos, Macau has been tagged as the â€œLas Vegas of Asiaâ€. Every year, tourists flock to the city to enjoy the casinos without knowing that there is so much more to see here than the gambling halls. In order to enjoy the beauty of Macau, a tourist will need more than just an overnight stay in this city.
Â What else is there to see in Macau? Here are some of the things to do and places to visit to fully enjoy Macau.
Â Macau Tower
This is one of the top attractions in Macau, which is right in front of the Pearl River and Nam Van Lake development. The Macau Tower will let every tourist experience the breathtaking views of the city skyline. Tourists can feast their senses with the city lights in the towerâ€™s observation decks while those who have the heart of adventure can try out the highest bungee jumps they will ever find.
Â Nam Van Lake Cybernetic Fountain
This place holds an amazing show of cascading water with jets that reaches up to 80 meters high. Musical performances are available to see every couple of hours during daytime, while at night, laser lights enhance the whole experience.
Â Macau World Heritage Trail
This is a must-see for tourists, where they will get to see the historic buildings that shows Portuguese and Chinese heritage. Many of the historical landmarks along this trail were beautifully restored when the place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Â Macau Grand PrixMa
Every month of November, a week long of fun-filled motor sport where cars and motorcycle races are held. People flock to this city to watch this every year.
Â A-Ma Cultural Village
In Coloane Island, a cultural village can be found in Macauâ€™s highest hill. This place boasts rich Chinese ornaments and elaborate temple architecture. This is not a historical heritage but there is so much to see and experience about the cityâ€™s culture.
Although not as grand as the museums in other places, Macau has a number of museums that showcase various artifacts. The items are quite unique too, for example the Macau Grand Prix Museum and the Handover Gifts Museum of Macau displays rare but modern memorabilia. Other museums you can visit include the Wine Museum, Macau Maritime Museum, Lin Zexu Museum, Museum of Art and Museum of Macau.
Â Mount Fortress
This place was built by the Jesuits back in the 1600s as part of the St. Paulâ€™s college and church in Macau. The canons here were only used once during 1622 when the Dutch invaded Macau. At the foot of the hill, Mount Fort corridor was built to make it easy for tourists to reach the Mount Fortress. It has elevators as well as access to Macau Museum and St. Lazarus church.
The major tourist attractions at this destination, their casinos are the top destination even for the Chinese and Hong Kong residents during weekends. Itâ€™s certainly worth visiting even if you are not a gambler. There are so many luxurious casinos here, that it would almost feel like Las Vegas!