Located in southern China, Macao is the result of the cultural exchange between Europe and China spanning over 400 years - rendering it a place with great historical value.
This 8 places with unique story to tell have recently been voted globally as "Macao New Eight Scenic Spots".
Let's explore these exciting places that define this city together!
From Red-Light District to Hip Spot
In the 19th century, this street was the city’s red light district, populated with brothels, opium shops, gambling stalls and restaurants.
After the Second World War, prostitution and opium were made illegal and banned. The local Macao government revamped the streets and now it’s a must-visit when you’re in town!
It’s a port rich in history.
For centuries Coloane was constantly under pirates threat up till 1910 when the Portuguese army finally defeated the pirates. A monument was then erected in the main square of the village to commemorate the success.
It is still the largest fishing village on the island, featuring local shops and colourful temples.
View the 55km majestic bridge - the longest sea crossing and the longest open-sea fixed link on earth, connecting the three major cities on the Pearl River Delta.
The idea for the bridge dates back to 1983 when Gordon Wu was the first to propose the concept.
Construction began in 2009 and opened to the public on 24 October 2018.
Here you may sight 'sea' to your heart's content in the 1200-metre trail and explore the ample rock formations.
Visit the Dragon Claw Rock, legend has it that the Rock was a little dragon that ate the Celestial Palace peaches of immortality without the Jade Emperor's permission. The Jade Emperor then punished the dragon by confining it into a rock.
A meeting place for the Chinese and Portuguese in the 16th to 18th centuries. This square is where the local authorities used to review the troops on their inaugurations.
In the early 1990s, the entire area was covered by a wave-patterned mosaic of coloured stones. From then on this area has become a popular place for cultural activities in Macao.
Fishing was for centuries Macao’s main trade. The Penha Hill is famous for the Our Lady of Penha Chapel. The statue on Penha Hill is said to be looking at the sea, with its hands closed and a peaceful expression, as if she was protecting the fishermen.
From here, visitors can enjoy great view of the Praia Grande and the Inner Harbour.
Refers to the Nam Van Lake, the Sai Van Lake and the Macao Tower.
Macao Tower measures 338m in height and is the tallest bungee jump from a building in the Guinness World Records since 2006.
Nam Van Lake and Sai Van Lake are both man-made lake. Water sports can be found here, including kayaking, rowing and dragon boat racing.
An inclined alley lying in between Rua de S. Paulo and Rua da Ressurreicão, with a history of over 90 years.
The Portuguese words "paixão" connotes “passion”, which originally related to the great love of Jesus who sacrifices Himself for the salvation of human beings. As for its Chinese name, "paixão" is interpreted into "being in love", giving the alley a romantic touch.