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Macao Travel Guide: 189 reviews and 768 photos


Macao locates at the mouth of the Pearl River downstream from Guangzhou, so it was called "Ou Mun" which means trading gate in chinese. During the ancient times, port city was part of the silk road with ships loading here. Guangzhou then prospered from sea borne business with the countries of SEA. Therefore, many portugese merchant explorers landed in Macao and set about findng suitable trading posts.

When the portuguese reached "Ou Mun" and asked the locals aout the name of this place, the locals misunderstood that they would like to know about the A Ma Temple. It is pronounced as "Ma Gao " in cantonese, which they built for worshipping the gooddess of Seafarers A-Ma. Therefore the portugese adopted the name, which gradually changed into a Portugues name "Macau" (Macao in english).

This is a city where eastern and western influences have met and continue to coexist in harmony.

The locals ad environments are a combination with two cultures, the portuguese and the chinese.

  • Last visit to Macao: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    Nice page! Looks like an interesting travel destination.

  • allelli's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 6:38 AM

    yup i love the way they cook there porridge

  • airasia's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2007 at 12:42 AM

    Anything particular this coming Birthday har ? Whats mommy or daddy doing for you : )

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2007 at 10:11 PM

    Crab porridge and prawn noodle looks yummy... Cheers from Penagn, SL :)

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2006 at 9:16 PM

    hi pat, too bad you can not join us to greets peter :) hoping to meet you up some other time, and i leave a magazine with my article inside at mimi [black_mimi] she'll pass it to you, okay?!

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2006 at 7:04 PM

    Hi Patricia, those food photos are making me hungry just looking at them! Good tips. fergy.

  • Audrey118's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2006 at 6:01 PM

    yr hostel tip also mentioned of duck rice..it must be super yum

  • May 10, 2006 at 5:51 PM

    Hi, thanks for dropping by. Hope to read more about your Macao trip too!

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 7:36 AM

    Don't just coach surfing, update this one also.


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