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Top Attractions In Macau

If you are visiting Macau for just a day, or longer you need to plan your trip to get the most out of the rich experiences Macau has to offer.

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Top Historical Attractions In Macau

Macau’s rich and diverse history has left it with a wealth of historic sites and buildings to explore. The most famous of these are concentrated in the Historic Centre of Macau – a UNESCO World Heritage site. These are some of the top historical attractions you may want to consider when visiting Macau.

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Top Museums in Macau

Given it’s rich history and cultural heritage, it’s not surprising there a  number of museums across Macau. They cover a wide variety of subjects, from local history to tea culture to motor racing. This list covers the top museums in Macau you may want to consider on your visit.

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Top Gardens in Macau

There are a number of gardens, large and small, dotted around the Macau peninsula. The larger ones include Jardim Da Flora, with it’s cable car, animal displays and walks up to Guia Hill, which is walkable to the Historic centre, and close to many other interesting attractions. Nearby is the Lou Lim Ieoc garden, a pretty small garden, steeped in local history with a lake and traditional Chinese features. This page suggests some of the top gardens in Macau you may want to visit.

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Top Adventure Activities in Macau

Fancy something a bit more active during your visit to Macau? Why not try out one of these top adventure activities. The main draw in Macau to get your adrenaline pumping is the Macau Tower, where you can try out the 233m bungee jump if you’re feeling brave (or the less scary skywalk – a tethered walk around the platform at the top of the tower – I’ve tried this a couple of times and it’s ace- and I’m terrified of heights!).

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The Top Casinos in Macau

I know this site is tagged ‘beyond the casinos’, but you just can’t ignore them when you’re in Macau. From the old charm of the original Casinos on the peninsula, to the glitzy magnificence of the new giants on the Cotai Strip – they are a must-see when visiting Macau and this is a list of the top ones you may want to consider.

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The Top Churches in Macau

Macau has a long and rich Catholic tradition, and Catholic worshippers currently number around 30,000 (about 5% of the population). This heritage is reflected in the number of Churches spread across the peninsula and down into Taipa and Coloane. 

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The Top Temples in Macau

Macau has a wide range of ancient Chinese temples, spread right across the peninsula down through Taipa to the tip of Coloane. This list just shows the top temples you may want to consider visiting if you come to Macau.

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Macau Buses – A Guide To Using The Buses in Macau

Buses are the best way to get around Macau – with options of free Casino shuttles, or the extensive public bus network. You might need to get up close and personal during busy periods – but that all adds to the experience. 

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Na Tcha Ancient Temple

This small temple is one of two dedicated to Na Tcha in Macau, the other being the more famous one just behind The Ruins of St Pauls.

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