Discover Day Trip to Macau - Hong Kong
Normally, when people think of a holiday trip in Macau, it means that they're ready to burn through their money in the city affectionately named the "Las Vegas of the East." But it's so much more than casinos in every corner. It's about a mixture of history, casinos and maybe a bit of delicious egg tarts. If you're looking for an adventure with plenty of picturesque backgrounds and buildings for your most memorable photographs, Trip Guru invites you on a journey to Macau!
It's completely worth it to walk through Macau's Historic Center--it's a World Heritage Site, meaning it's well-maintained and still has all of the old-world charm. Walking through these beautiful cobblestone streets and looking at Chinese temples and barracks hint at the complexity of Macau's culture. Some of the places to visit at the Historic Center include the A-Ma Temple, where the beliefs of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism and other folk beliefs tend to dominate. You can also take a look at the Lilau Square, a beautiful Portugese residential area in Macau, with a water fountain full of natural spring water.
If you are interested in a bit of gambling however, Macau is the perfect place for it, with people from all corners of the world appearing to make their fortune. Decorated with crystal chandeliers, the richest gaming rooms and with high-class hotel facilities, these are easily found in Macau and Taipa. Some of their flagship casinos are the Hotel Lisboa Casino, Galaxy Waldo Casino and the first casino that Las Vegas itself has invested in--Sands Macau. They have roulette tables, blackjack, poker, slot machines for those who prefer to drop their spare change in the hopes of striking it big. Who knows, you may just get lucky.
You can get a ferry to Macau from two prime locations: either the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in the Shun Tak Station in Hong Kong Island, and the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon. Make sure to leave early in the morning to maximize your entire day. Dressing smart is recommended, and the minimum age requirement is 18 for visitors but 21 for locals in every casino.
What our experts tell about this experience.
Macau really is more than just its casinos. While I was there, I explored Macau's Historic Center and saw why it was called a World Heritage Site. It's well-maintained and there's a sense of nostalgia that surrounds the place. I really liked the A-Ma temple, most of all and learning about the different folk beliefs, like Confucianism and Taoism.