Travel Review

Trip to Macau in 2010

I had been to Macau last year when I was travelling to the USA. Last week I was again visiting Macau, while I was going around on a vacation with family to Hong Kong region.

We were staying in Hong Kong and went for a day tour to Macau. We booked our seats on a ferry to Macau, the journey is about 50 minutes. Remember to carry your passport, as Macau was a Portuguese territory and you will be going through immigration and you will be given a VISA on entry. The ferry service runs many times in an hour, we took one leaving from Hong Kong at 10 AM and returning from Macau at 5 PM for the return.

Hong Kong Ferry terminal
Hong Kong Ferry terminal
TurboJet Ferry we took to Macau
TurboJet Ferry, we took to Macau

Reaching Macau Ferry terminal, we took one of the free shuttle services to The Venetian – many other casinos run similar free shuttles to take you to the downtown. After seeing the casino, the indoor canals and gondola service, we headed out. Remember kids are not allowed only to the gambling areas. There are quite a handful of places of interest to see in Macau. For convenience, we booked ourselves for half-a-day bus tour – which took us to the Ruins of St.Paul (the free-standing church facade you would have seen in many Macau albums), Na Tcha Temple, A-Ma Temple, Macau Tower and Museum of Macau (and nearby Portuguese colonial buildings).

Shops inside The Venetian, Macau
Shops inside The Venetian, Macau
Gondola service in The Venetian, Macau
Gondola service in The Venetian, Macau
The standing facade of St.Paul Church, Macau
The standing facade of St.Paul Church, Macau
Bones of people who died centuries ago in the fire that ruined St.Paul Church, Macau
Bones of people who died centuries ago in the fire that ruined St.Paul Church, Macau
Bridge near Macau Tower 360
Bridge near Macau Tower 360
Na Tcha Temple - Photo taken in 2009
Na Tcha Temple – Photo taken in 2009
Photo from the top of Macau Tower
Photo from the top of Macau Tower
A-Ma Temple, Macau
A-Ma Temple, Macau
Good luck charms at A-Ma Temple, Macau
Good luck charms at A-Ma Temple, Macau
The altar at A-Ma Temple, Macau
The altar at A-Ma Temple, Macau
Church, Macau
Church, Macau
Avenida Da Praia - View from Museum of Macau
Avenida Da Praia – View from Museum of Macau
Portuguese colonial buildings
Portuguese colonial buildings
Museum of Macau
Museum of Macau
Venkatarangan inside Museum of Macau
Venkatarangan inside Museum of Macau
Furniture preserved as they were when the Portuguese colonial rulers lived here
Furniture preserved as they were when the Portuguese colonial rulers lived here
Dining table as it was when Portuguese colonial rulers lived here
Dining table as it was when Portuguese colonial rulers lived here
Largo do Senado (Senado Square)
Largo do Senado (Senado Square)

Macau is a tiny city (should I say state) that has something for everyone’s taste.


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