Aptly called the “Vegas of Asia”, Macau happens to be a place that will never cease to disappoint you with its high entertainment quotient. It is located at a mere distance of 62 km from the bustling city of Hong Kong.
The city is well-connected by ferry, flight, and land, so getting there is no big deal. What is interesting about Macau is that it has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 20 significant and well-preserved historical locations.
Therefore, you stumble upon a city which is a cauldron of culture, history, diversity, and beautiful scenery. An all-in-one indeed!
If this is the very first time that you are planning to visit Macau, and have absolutely no clue about what to do and experience, worry not! Here is a list of some of the best things to do in the gaming capital of Asia:
Go For A Bungee Jumping From Macau Tower
If you are an adrenaline junkie, this has to be on top of your bucket list. The 338m tall Macau tower offers you a jump from about 200m, which also makes it the highest bungee jump in the world!
However, if you cannot muster up enough courage to do that, you have other fascinating options to select from too. For example, take a walk around one of the highest floors of the tower.
Albeit the walk isn’t going to be a relaxing one as you will be walking on a narrow platform and held only by a suspension rope.
Catch The Nam Van Lake Cybernetic Fountain Show
The largest manmade water fountain in Asia, Cybernetic fountain creates a spectacular water show with its 86 water sprouts, and the main cannon shooting a spray of water almost 80 meters high.
Don’t miss the laser show at night time. It is located right next to the ferry terminal.
Wander Through Taipa Village
Get away from the crazy crowd of Macau and spend some leisurely hours in Taipa village. It is located just north of the Cotai Strip. This quaint village was home to local fishermen, and now features traditional shophouses and cobbled streets.
You will also come across a number of historical museums, heritage attractions, dining places, and even a walking food street. However, if you are visiting Taipa Village, make it a point to visit Tin Hau Temple, the Rua do Cunha Food Street, and the five pastel-colored colonial homes dating back to 1921.
The place is also famed as the hub of great Macanese food. So if you are looking to try some local favorites such as the famous Portuguese egg tarts and pork buns, this is the place to be.
Explore The Senado Square
The Senado Square is counted among some of the most photogenic locations of Macau. The area is filled with shops, restaurants, heritage sites, and souvenir stores.
It sits right at the center of the city and is known to host a variety of events and festivals. Hence, after a long day of touring around the city, you can spend some quality time at the square and satisfy your shopping spree.
Grab A Drink At Sky 21 Rooftop Bar
This rooftop bar offers an impressive panoramic view of the entire Macau city, including the Macau tower. There are almost always plenty of tables available and the prices are reasonable too. No pre-booking required.
Watch The Incredible House Of Dancing Water
This has to be one of the jewels of Macau’s tourism. You will find a stage, featuring a pool right at the center from where the acrobats and dancers magically appear.
What is remarkable about this show is the fact that the theatre contains the world’s largest commercial pool which contains approximately 3.7 million gallons of water!
No doubt you will find yourself at the edge of your seat throughout the show. You can also avail of 10-15% discounts on pre-bookings.
Marvel At The Ruins Of St. Paul’s
Heavily frequented by tourists throughout the year, this world heritage site is arguably the most popular historical structure of Macau.
The Ruins of St. Paul’s overlook the Senado Square and you can also try climbing to the top of Mount Fortress, which is another world heritage site.
It represents a vital part of the city’s enigmatic history and houses many artifacts from the 1600s.
Unwind At Hac Sa Beach
After a long exhausting day, a beach is all you need. Isn’t it? Hac Sa is the largest natural beach of Macau and comes among some of the top tourist attractions during summer.
The beach gets its name from the black sand, however, due to severe erosion; it has been filled mostly with yellow sands. Never mind, it won’t hinder the peace of mind that you will attain here with the beautiful sunset.