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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