"M A C A U - more than just casinos" Top 5 Page for this destination Concelho de Macau by imstress

Concelho de Macau Travel Guide: 735 reviews and 2,527 photos

M A C A U

Macau is famous for gambling and it has a nickname as "Las Vegas of the Orient".

Macau is a Portuguese word derived from a local temple "Ma Kok" dedicated to the Ah-Ma.

When I mentioned that I will be visiting Macau, everyone will think that we are there just to gamble. What is there to see and do in Macau? You could visit lots of attractions such as, Museums, Gardens, Temples, Churches and Casinos.

Casinos are Macau's largest income. Do check out the Casino Lisboa and Sands Casino which are the most famous ones on Macau. Most of the casinos are located along Avenida de Amizade. You could spend a night and visit various casinos.

You could purchase a Museum Pass for MOP25 and visit the 6 Museums within 5 days. Museum of Macau, Maritime Museum, Wine Museum, Grand Prix Museum, Museum of Art and Lin Zexu Museum. Other worth visiting museums is St. Dominic Church Museum, Museum of Sacred Art, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial House and Taipa House Museum.

Temple of A-Ma, Statue of Kun Iam, Ruin of Saint Paul, St. Dominic Church, Chapel of Our Lady of Guia, Monte Fort, Lou Lim Ieco Garden, Flora Garden, Camoes Grotto & Garden, Leal Senado Square, Barrier Gate, Taipa Village, and Macau Sky Tower are attractions in Macau that you could spend some time visiting.

Lou Lim Ieoc Garden

Lou Lim Ieco Garden
Lou Lim Ieco Garden was built in late 19th century by a wealthy Chinese merchant, Lou Kau, and was modeled after the classical Garden of Suzhou, Ou Yuan.

The garden is complete with bamboo, rock mountains, ponds, 9-turn Bridge, Victorian style houses and other classic elements.

The garden had to be taken over by the government when Lou Kau lost his fortunes. In the 1970's, the government renovated the park and opened it to the public. Today, you will see the locals exercising, singing, playing instruments and strolling in the garden.

Fisherman's Wharf

Macau Fisherman's Wharf is the newest attractions and the first ever themed entertainment attraction in Macau. It is situated in the Outer Harbour just opposite the Sands Casino.

The Fisherman's Wharf is made up of three themes, Tang Dynasty, Roman Amphitheatre and East Meets West.

  • Last visit to Concelho de Macau: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 11, 2006
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  • darylrose's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    very useful tip! saved my friend's rainy day in macau =)

  • zephyrgurl108's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2007 at 11:15 PM

    your title - more than just casinos is exactly what i think when i think of macau. love this place and looking forward to visiting the fisherman's wharf.

  • bonnechic's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 6:25 PM

    Nice descriptions! I was most amazed at the old cemetery and seeing the names of sailors/shippers from my hometown in Massachusetts, from the days of the Clipper ships and the history that I grew up with...halfway around the world.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2007 at 5:34 AM

    You are right, Macau is much more than casinos! Lots to see & do. Nice page!

  • winafrica's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 8:43 PM

    nice photos but you should come to Almaty as well

  • starfishes's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2007 at 1:24 AM

    hi, i love your Macau page and the pictures. Just visited in June and went to all the old places as well. More people should see these than just the casinos. My son had lots of fun taking all the various public buses that can bring anywhere.

  • hivaoa1's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2007 at 12:51 AM

    great I read there are lockers at the macau harbour so my friend+I can leave our luggage there before going to the airport. great tips thanks for sharing:)

  • cmak's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2007 at 8:33 AM

    Love your Macau page! I must go back and pay it another visit! Having only visited the old town and new casinos :P Thanks!

  • fashionapple's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 4:11 AM

    Hey Jen finally i m at your page, just discovered that apart from Malaysia i also don need visa for Macau... so exploring your page now

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2006 at 12:18 PM

    Wonderful VT Pages about Macau, thanks for share, had a freat stay and will be back, greetzzz RoyJava

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