Macau is a special administrative region in China that enjoys the status of an autonomous city. Located on the Pearl River, the city is known for its multicultural ethnicity. The historic center of the city has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Popularly known as the “Las Vegas of Asia”, the city features some of the best entertainment venues, resorts, and casinos in the continent. We had a great time in Macau and would definitely recommend the place to anyone planning to visit China. Mentioned below are the best sites to visit if you are in Macau.
- Ruins of St. Paul’s
Located in Santo Antonio, the Ruins of St. Paul’s is one of the most-visited sites in Macau. It is a place of historic importance and the ruins have received the status of a World Heritage Site in the year 2005. The 17th-century cathedral was built by a Portuguese ruler and was ruined by a fire in 1835. The ruins mainly constitute a beautiful facade that has detailed carvings based on Oriental themes.
- Macau Giant Panda Pavilion
If you enjoy wildlife destinations, you should not miss out on the Giant Panda Pavilion in Macau. The place houses a beautiful park where pandas roam around freely. The entry fee for each member is around 1.10 Euro. The pandas are well cared for and they entertain the visitors with their playful demeanor. It is a great place to visit if you are traveling with family and children.
- Historic Centre of Macau
The Historic center is a collection of sites that are divided into two Zones. The Zone 1 covers several religious monuments like A-Ma Temple, Moorish Barracks, Holy House of Mercy, and Ruins of St Paul’s. The streets, old buildings, and architecture preserve the bonding of Chinese ethnicity with Portuguese culture that prevailed in the city for several centuries. The entire location along with its important historical structures is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.