Macau was a Portuguese colony for more than 400 years. Macau has only been part of China since December 20, 1999. That legitimizes Macau as the oldest and last European colony in Asia.
Although only sovereign before the 21st century, Macau is currently growing very rapidly. The most identical thing about Macau is a modern city that sparkles with unlimited entertainment. This condition makes it dubbed as the "Vegas of the East”.
This special administrative region of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is located about 70 kilometers on the southwestern side of Hong Kong. The rapid development of Macau is also supported by excellent infrastructure. Macau transportation facilities are very complete, one of which is through the Macau International Airport that connects this region with various countries in the world. Tourists from Indonesia usually buy flight tickets to Macau through AirAsia, Scoot, Philippine Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Air and EVA Air.
One of the European colonial legacies that should be grateful for is the variety of historic sites in Macau. These sites are popular destinations that make Macau tourism highly developed. Enjoy the charm of Macau at the following favorite destinations:
Location: Zona 1 Mount Hill dan Barra Hill, Zona 2 Guia Hill.
This area of nearly 40,000 hectares has been recorded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. There are more than 20 historic sites here. UNESCO calls this area a unique form that combines the influence of beauty, culture, architecture and technology in the western world with the eastern world. Some of the most popular places are A-Ma Temple, St. Cathedral Ruins. Paul, Senado Square, and Monte Fort Wall.
Location: Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, RRT.
This is the most luxurious hotel that makes Macau nicknamed the Vegas of China. American Las Vegas Sands as a manager presents a high-class place to stay and the largest casino center in the world here. Apart from casinos, The Venetian Macao has indoor sports arenas and theaters which often feature international concerts. Many tourists from various parts of the world buy flight tickets to Macau just to experience the total luxury while enjoying a variety of adult entertainment at The Venetian Macao.
Location: Sé, Makau, RRT.
The 338 meter tall tower is a very popular convention and entertainment center in Macau. The busiest activity here is to witness 360 degree views of Macau from the observation deck on the 58th floor. Some people who like challenges generally try Sky Jump, Tower Climb, Bungy Jump, and Skywalk rides. Shopping centers, entertainment centers, and luxury restaurants are also available at the Macau Tower to further pamper tourists.
Macau became the Creative City of Gastronomy UNESCO since November 2017. The issue of indulging the stomach and tongue in Macau is certainly not a problem, especially with the existence of this most popular place:
Location: 1/F, The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai Strip, Coloane-Taipa.
Open every day, 8:00 - 3:00
Even though they have opened many branches in several countries in the world, of course you can experience the best dining experience with Crystal Jade here. The upscale restaurant located at The Parisian Macao Hotel offers a variety of traditional Chinese food menus. The main courses that you have to try are the Xiao Long Bao and Lanzhou La Mian.
Location: Galaxy Macau Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Estrada da Baia de Nossa.
Open everyday, 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30.
Located on the 51st floor of The Ritz Carlton Macau, this restaurant that holds Michelin stars is ready to provide an experience of eating Cantonese cuisine served in a very professional and classy way. Since entering the restaurant, guests are immediately pampered by classic, elegant and charming décor with classic Chinese touches. A must-try menu at Lai Heen, including the dim sum variant, Roasted Iberico Pork in Honey Sauce, and Braised Pork Belly.
Location: 975 Avenue da Praia Grande.
Starting from a private military club founded in 1870, the Macau Military Club currently serves anyone who wants to experience a European lunch experience in Macau. This classic restaurant looks charming with a distinctive architectural style and colonial decor. Variant menus are very diverse and classy. Eating here can create a feeling of nostalgia.