Travel Notes > China > Macau Travel Guide
Macau was once a Portuguese colony, and it was the first European trading post in Asia. Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula (which is connected to mainland China), and the islands of Taipa and Coloane which have since been connected by Cotai, the reclaimed land between the two islands.
The Macau Peninsula is where the old city of Macau is. The streets are paved in the traditional Portuguese style, and the city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
[Portuguese-style street paving.]
Macau is also famous for its casinos. It become the biggest gambling centre in the world in 2007 when it surpassed Las Vegas. With a monopoly of casino operations in China it is no wonder that the gaming industry has grown so fast here.
Nomadic Notes Blog Posts
Notes on Macau – Where US casinos and Portuguese heritage meet
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – 3 bridges and an undersea tunnel on the world’s longest sea bridge
Crazy Jump Macau Tower: Bungy jumpers in costume at the highest commercial skyjump in the world
Macau hotels – Search for discount hotels in Macau.
Where to stay in Macau – If you’ve never been to Macau this guide will show you the which area to stay and the best hotels for every budget.
Grand Lapa Macau – a luxury 5-star hotel in Macau
SanVa Hotel – The last guesthouse in Macau
Flights to Macau
Macau International Airport (MFM) serves mostly flights from around Asia, which reflects Macau’s status as a leisure city of East Asia. With Hong Kong airport being so close intercontinental flights arrive at HKG.
I have flown out of Macau on the now-defunct Viva Macau.
I’ve also flown with AirAsia from Macau to and from Bangkok.
Macau Tourism – Macau Government Tourism Office.
Macau Closer – A monthly, bi-lingual, living and arts magazine providing in-depth information and commentary on life and news in Macau.
Macau.com – Macau hotels, dining, things to do.
Macau Magazine – Covers arts, politics, history, and news.
Conquering the highest bungy jump in the world. Because I’m an idiot – Jeremy Scott Foster jumps 233 metres from the top floor of the Macau Tower.
Spending Two Perfect Days In Macau – By forbestravelguide.com.
Macau 2014: A tour of nature & creativity – By kampungboycitygal.com.
12 hours in Macau: What to eat – By eatyourworld.com.
[Rua Felicidade, Macau SAR – China.]
Macau SAR Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my visits Macau SAR.