If you are looking for a city that offers bustling nightlife and historical and cultural daytime activities then Macau is a must see. Macau is a wonderful place that encompasses its rich European heritage with the culture and spirituality and we were lucky enough to enjoy a visit to this coastal region and discover everything Macau has on offer. Part of the reason we were able to spend some time in Macau and take advantage of the sights and casino nightlife was thanks to the lower rates on offer from the luxury resorts around the peninsula. These hotels all offer great deals at the moment as there has been a drop in tourists visiting this destination because of the increasing popularity of online gambling.
Previously Macau was the only region in the whole of China that allowed casinos and legal gambling, but with online casino development people’s attention has been diverted. The focus of Macau tourism has shifted and the low rates and special deals available are aimed as an incentive for people to discover other aspects of this destination. The lower rates mean that you can stay longer and explore more of this small but bustling region, get to know the history of this previously Portuguese run colony and immerse yourself in a mish mash of Asian and European cultures, all while staying in the lap of luxury in one of the amazing resorts.
There are so many attractions in Macau that are both natural and manmade and nestled between the Colonial European architecture you will find Chinese temples and ruins. The strong catholic faith of the Portuguese is a strong influence in Macau and their most treasured icon are ruins of the Church of St Paul, also revered is the Guia fort built in 1638 atop the highest point of the Peninsula and offering an amazing view. Laze on Hac Sa and Choec Van, 2 of the best beaches, or enjoy the huge swimming and wave pools at the resorts or visit Hong Kong by taking the ferry that runs 24 hours a day. Macau offers a diverse blend of eastern and western cultures that have fused together to deliver a truly unique Asian experience and the food on offer greatly illustrates this, try the Portuguese style egg tarts, Asian milk puddings or cheap street food from the markets to experience authentic Macau cuisine.
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