This article aims to offer a travel guide for travelers who plan to spend 1 day in Macau
. Here I list a suggested travel route which includes all the highlight attractions in Macau.
Tour can be started on 9:30 am. Arrival the custom around this time and get a line to pass the gate. After finishing the custom procedure, you can find a small parking lot on the left hand. There are so many transferring buses of casinos. You can choose to take a bus to City of Dreams Macau firstly
♦ First Station - The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel
After the bus arrival City of Dreams Macau, you can firstly walk a while to see the lobby of this hotel. And then, go across the street to visit the Venetian Macau.
Venetian Macau has been open for a long time (open in 2007) but it is the must-see for visitors who is first time to visit Macau. Because it is the most special casino in Macau. Compared with a famous casino in Qingdao named Tianmu City, Venetian overshadows it immediately.
From the first sight you see the Venetian, you will be attracted by it. This resort hotel is belonged to Venetian Macau Group and also ran by the same company. The architectural style is based on the one in Las Vegas in U.S. It is a water town theme hotel. And in the hotel area, there are full of Venice style decorations such as Venetian arch bridges, canals, stone roads. The Venetian Macau is always regarded as a copy one of the one in US.
♦ Second Station - CASAs Museu da Taipa
Finished the visiting of the Venetian Macau, exited it from West Wing Lobby, and went through the parking lot, you may see a sky bridge after turn right. Crossed the sky bridge and went along the straight direction, within 50m distance, you will see an public elevator. So from the Venetian to CASAs Museu da Taipa, just 10 min walking.
When got the top of the elevator on the right, you would see CASAs Museu da Taipa. It is an area with various kinds of Portugal architectures including 5 Portugal villas (till now 3 of these villas turn into museums), a church, Civil Registration Bureau, and two parks.
♦ Lunch - Rua do Cunha
Lunch can be arranged in Rua do Cunha, a food street in Macau. You can choose Portugal restaurants here. And also, other snacks and ice creams can also have a try.
♦ Third Station - The Historic Centre of Macao (including Ruins of St. Paul's)
The historic Centre of Macao is the oldest, the largest, and the most well-preserved architecture complex which is mixed with eastern and western style in China. Here, visitors can see the oldest church and convent, the oldest Christian graveyard, the oldest western fort, the first western theater, the first modern lighthouse, and the first western university, etc. Macao, as the first European country colony in Eastern Asia, witnesses a development of the mixture between eastern and western culture.
In the 400 years development, people from all over the world including Portages, Spain, Netherlands, Britain, France, Italy, America, Japan, Sweden, India, Malaysia, Philippine, Korea, and even Africa have been here and settled down here. They brought different customs, cultures, skills, and habits to this land, enriched this land with various kinds of culture, thus Macao was the first place to get touch with the western culture.
Ruins of St. Paul's
- Mixed with the Renaissance style and eastern architectural style. The statues carved on this site are vivid. It is called a 3D Bible
St. Domingo's Church
- Originally built in 1687, it was built by priests of the Dominican Order. Till now, it has more than 400 years history.
- Senado Square (Largo do Senado) is located in the central area of Macau city. This square covers an area of 3,700 square meters, as one of the top four squares in Macau.
♦ Forth Station - New & Old Lisboa Casino
The most famous casino in Macao is Lisboa Casino. Lisboa Casino can be divided into 2 parts, one is old in a shape of a birdcage, the other one is new in a shape of an Arabian palace.
17:45 - 19:30 The whole day tour is finished around this period.