Macau is a small place in China which is known as ‘Vegas of the East’. Macau not only has some historical sites like the Ruins of St. Paul’s dating back to being built in the 16th century it is also home to the world’s largest casino where you can have an Italian themed gondola ride right in China.
There are 33 casinos in Macau with the Venetian Maco being the biggest casino in the world. The Venetian Macao is set on the Cotai strip which is very Las Vegas style. It features over 3,400 classic slot machines as well as all 800 gambling tables where you can play blackjack and learn and improve your blackjack strategy, there is also poker tables and many other table games.
As well as the casino the Venetian also offers all who visit over 30 restaurants with cuisines from around the world. The casino has a bit of Italy with 51 gondolas offering all visitors a gondolier ride which passes under three indoor canals and an outdoor lagoon.
Senado Square is a beautiful town square in Macau paved with traditional Portuguese mosaic. The square is surrounded by pastel coloured buildings with a stunning water fountain featuring in the middle of the square creating an amazing atmosphere for those who visit. In Senado Square there are lots of shopping centres and plenty of traditional Chinese restaurants to check out.
Ruins of St Paul’s
Conveniently the Ruin of St. Paul’s is a ten minute walk from Senado Square so if you’re visiting Macau you can see both in the same day. The Ruins of St. Paul’s is one of Macau’s most famous landmarks as well as being a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
It was originally built in the 16th century but unfortunately burnt down and was rebuilt numerous times before the third fire during aa typhoon in 1835 left it beyond repair. All that remains is the front of the building and the grand set of stairs leading up to it.
If you’re visiting Macau why not squeeze some education in while you’re there? There are a variety of museums covering all sorts of interesting information including the most popular being the Grand Prix Museums to the Museum of Macau.
The Museum of Macau has three floors of permanent exhibitions covering Macau’s history, folk customs and modern Macau. The Grand Prix Museum opened to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Macau Grand Prix it features a number of motorbikes and formula cars driven by the most famous formula drivers including Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard.