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Beautiful Colonial Buildings

Taipa island or Ilha da Taipa ("Tub-Tzai" in Cantonese) is one of the outlying islands of Macau, the other being Coloane. The island of Taipa is Macau's traditional countryside where you find quaint and beautiful colonial buildings with lots of history. Once considered remote from the city, both the islands of Taipa and Coloane have developed as integrated suburbs since being linked to the mainland by two bridges and a causeway.
In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Taipa consisted of 2 hilly islands and a protected harbour which provide for the traders from China. Small vessels will transport cargoes of muslin, manufactured goods and opium up the Pearl River to Canton and return with tea, silk and porcelain for export around the world. Taipa is now once again an international gateway with the opening of the Macau International Airport.

Must Do in Taipa
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Visit ....
1) Taipa Village
* Macanese Houses
* House of the Islands
* Exhibition Gallery
2) Church of Our Lady of Carmel
3) Jardim Municipal "Municipal Garden"
4) Food Street of Rua da Cunha
5) Jardim Da Cidade Das Flores "Flower City Garden
6) Streets of Taipa

Taipa Village

The colour of pastel green colonial houses blends into the greens of the trees and gardens within the Taipa village .... sit at one of the benches along the frontage of the houses, facing the small lake ..read a book, watch people or simply relax... it's serene

Food Street.. Rua da Cunha

Shop for Macau specialities in this street. Desserts, drinks, snacks food... all those glorious food - find them at Rua da Cunha, the food street.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:love those colonial houses ..
  • Cons:lots of delicious desserts but no English translation :(
  • In a nutshell:a Fun-filled Day!
  • Last visit to Ilha da Taipa: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 26, 2006
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