Welcome to Macau! In this video, we take a day trip via turbo jet ferry from Hong Kong Island to Macau , the land where East meets West.
Getting To Macau from Hong Kong
We took the ferry from Hong Kong Island, which leaves about every 30 minutes. It cost $42 for a round trip ticket. Be sure to bring you passport as you are going to a different administrative region of China. Next, be sure to bring cash - cash is King in Macau and either Hong Kong or Macau dollars will do.
Macau was a former Portuguese colony from the 16th century until 1999 when China took it over. It is now a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China where Macau controls their own customs and currency, and China handles the rest. There is also an extravagant Las Vegas atmosphere in Macau that makes for an exciting destination to travel. It is also extremely easy to get to from Hong Kong.
First, we visit Largo Do Senado (Senado Square) which is the historic Portuguese center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. St. Dominic's Church is a main highlight of this square.
Fernando's - Chinese Portuguese Cuisine
Next, we venture to Fernando's to visit a Portuguese - Chinese fusion restaurant by the beach. We also visit the beach in Macau. Be sure to bring cash! Watch what happens when we try to get back to town without any cash left.
Ruins of St Paul
One of the most iconic sights in Macau is the Ruins of St Paul, which was the largest Catholic church in Asia. There is a grand staircase leading up to the facade that is still standing after being destroyed by a fire in 1835.
Vegas of the East
You cannot visit Macao without seeing the Casinos, including the Venetian, and Paris, and the Wynn. Did you know that Macao is the largest gambling epicenter in the world? It even beat out Vegas. It's the only region in China where you can legally gamble.
Macau is truly one of a kind, with East meets West fusion. It is definitely worth a visit!
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