Less than an hour away from Hong Kong, Macau is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, and a former Portuguese colony, best known for gambling as it has an abundance of casinos. While you’re there you can also use online betting platforms like Netbet Casino. Unknown to many, Macau is a perfect haven for the whole family as it offers plenty in terms of sightseeing and attractions. Macau is a multicultural region and this is evidenced by numerous temples, and ancient buildings boasting of an elegant mix of European and Chinese cultures. This makes Macau an ideal place to have a walking tour.
Some of the must visit places for the whole family are the ruins of St Paul, the Macau tower and the A Ma temple. The ruins of St Paul are one of the most popular attractions of Macau. It is believed that the ruins date back to the 17th century. The Macau tower is the 8th tallest tower in Asia, standing at a height of over 300 metres. The view of Macau, the Pearl River and even some Hong Kong islands at top of the tower is remarkable. Bungee jumping, sky jumping and a number of sports activities suitable for the whole family are available at the tower. The A Ma temple is an ancient temple dedicated to the seafarer’s goddess.
For sightseeing, tourists will also enjoy a circuit walk of Macau Peninsula. The largest part of Macau Peninsula has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and features buildings like the Sao Paulo Cathedral, deemed to be of great historic importance.
Museums and beaches
Macau is also home to several museums like the Macau Museum. There is a wine museum, one of its kind in Asia, called the Macau Wine and Grand Prix Museum. Although closed on Tuesdays, the museum features exotic wines, and worldwide exhibits including photos, videos and articles. Macau has two beaches, Hac Sa and Cheoc Van, which are popular not only with the locals, but also with tourists alike. Both are ideal for swimming.
A top rated place for the whole family to relax is the Camoes Garden and Grotto, named after the legendary Portuguese poet Louis de Camoes. Camoes Garden is the largest park in Macau, and is an excellent place for walks, sports and for playing chess with the locals.
Macau has subtropical climate, with an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. This means that when traveling to Macau except during winter (between December and early March) pack light clothing. This will ensure that your tour is comfortable and worthwhile.