They tell that Macau is non a practiced identify for children because of the casinos, but on the other hand, it tin also travel a practiced identify to larn history too. Macau has rich history that everyone should also know about.
Macau has been a Portuguese colony from mid-16th century until 1999. Macau is smaller than Hong Kong (44 foursquare miles) together with then you lot tin actually acquire around the isle inwards 1 day. Because of its Portuguese influence, Portuguese is the instant linguistic communication inwards Macau (next to Cantonese). You tin also come across Catholic churches inwards the peninsula too.
You tin acquire to Macau direct from the Philippines via bird or via ferry inwards Hong Kong or via mainland mainland People's Republic of China inwards Zhuhai district. If you lot volition acquire to Macau via Hong Kong, don't forget to convey your passport alongside you. It takes nigh 1 1/2 hours yesteryear ferry. You tin select a ferry to Macau either from Hong Kong side or Kowloon side. In our case, nosotros rode the ferry on the Kowloon side. Every hour, a ferry leaves going to Macau. It is advisable to purchase tickets ahead of fourth dimension specially if you lot receive got plans to acquire to Macau on a weekend because ticket rates on weekends are higher than regular rates. Sadly, at that spot is no kid charge per unit of measurement for ferry ride.
|Waiting for our boarding to the ferry going to Macau|
|Turbo Jet. You tin ride a ferry going to Macau either at Hong Kong side or Kowloon side. Ferries piece of job out hourly, you lot tin banking corporation fit the schedule on Turbo Jet's website|
I wasn't able to read inwards advance on how to acquire around Macau. To maximize our fourth dimension inwards Macau, nosotros already hired a tour guide to aid us acquire around Macau. Buses are the most pop manner of transportation inwards Macau together with but similar inwards Hong Kong, at that spot are specific routes for each omnibus number.
|Our tour guide, his refer is Omar. He has a grouping who ordinarily waits for Filipino tourists at the ferry station together with offers their tour services to them|
Macau's local currency is pataca. However, if you're from Hong Kong, at that spot is no necessitate to alter your Hong Kong dollars to Macau pataca every bit it is also widely accepted there. However, you lot necessitate to also travel gain alongside your credit carte du jour likewise but inwards case.
Here are our pictures inwards Macau:
|Senado Square. It's currently decorated alongside materials for Chinese New Year|
|St. Dominic's Church. No masses are held there, basically the church building is exclusively for viewing yesteryear the tourists together with praying. There is also museum inside. You tin acquire within for free|
|Macau is but a small-scale island, together with then most people alive inwards small-scale apartments similar this|
|Streets inwards Macau are also narrow. This route is also beingness used yesteryear vehicles together with then brand certain to rest on the side|
|St. Paul's ruins, the best known historical landmark inwards Macau|
|Some of the unearthed ruins of St. Paul|
|A crypt was also unearthed underneath St. Paul. You tin come across at that spot remains of Japanese together with Vietnamese martyrs together with some church building relics|
|This lotus-like edifice is Grand Lisboa. It illuminates at night|
|Macau Observation Tower|
|Hilton Hotel inwards Cotai area. In Cotai, you lot tin come across the grandest hotels together with casinos|
|Street signs inwards Macau|
|Studio City inwards Cotai|
|Inside Milky Way Hotel. A giant Canis familiaris statue volition welcome you lot at the entrance|
|The diamond present within Milky Way Hotel|
|Paintings on the ceiling at The Venetian|
|A present within The Venetian|
|Gondolas within The Venetian|
|At the entrance of The Venetian|
|A replica of the Eiffel Tower at The Parisian. It's my instant fourth dimension to come across a replica of the Eiffel Tower, the outset was at Shenzen, China|
|A tree-like edifice inwards Macau|
|Other hotels together with casinos inwards Macau|
You tin rest at Macau for a nighttime should you lot similar to endeavor going to the casinos together with endeavor your luck. If you lot want to but receive got a twenty-four hours tour inwards Macau, ameliorate to rest until nighttime (around 8pm) to come across the nighttime lights. The ferry going dorsum to Hong Kong together with Kowloon is until 11pm.
Put Macau on your itinerary the adjacent fourth dimension you lot see Hong Kong, it's worth it!