Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sights: The other side of MACAU

Most people I know go to Macau to visit The Venetian but Macau is more than the casinos and The Venetian. Across the big casinos are a lot of different sights to see and things to do....

Macau locals consists of Chinese and Portuguese people. Buddhist and Catholics co-exist peacefully, the two places of worship are a perfect example.
AH MA Temple

                     
Church of St. Francis Xavier


 In Macau, you can see this sign and area all around the city. W.C. stands for Water Closet. Ain't this city perfect for pet lovers?




 Macau made a theme park, it is near the big numerous hotel casinos. It was supposed to be a place for children to stay and play at while their parents are off to squander their money. But as the tour guide told me, the park was a big failure. The place was deserted when I was here. Entrance is free of charge.

Fisherman's Wharf

 Here are some of the sights you can see inside the Fisherman's Wharf:


Replica of the Collisuem

Volcano Ride


 Macau Motor Sports Club boasts of a 1.2 km race track that is actually being use for International Competitions. Tourist can rent a go-kart and test their driving skills. This definitely is a must try!!!
Adress: Estrada de Seac Pai Van, Coloane, Macau


Go Karts




Ride On!


"You can't catch me..."

This is also one of the places where all the tourists go. The majestic grand Macau Tower. There are a number of things you can do atop the tower, the most famous of which is the Sky Jump and the Bungee Jump.

Website: http://www.macautower.com.mo/en/home/index.html


Macau Tower

Inside the Tower


Hanging in the middle of Sky Jump

The hardest part is letting go...

Sky Jump

Sky Walk

Macau Tower

Hak Sah Beach. It literally translates to Black Sand Beach. The sand is said to have healing qualities.

Hak Sah Beach

Macau Musuem contains different artifacts and stories telling the history of Macau.

A terracota soldier stands guard

Macau Musuem


Senado Square is known to be the 'posh' shopping district of Macau.
Senado Square

The ruins of St. Paul was built by the Jesuits in the 1600s. This is what has remained of the largest cathedral before.







Ruins of St. Paul


The Grand Prix Museum. Macau annually holds different international racing events. The most famous of which is Formula 3 racing.

Grand Prix Classic Racing Car

The famous formula 3 car driver from the Philippines..Mr. Arsenio "Dodjie" Laurel

The Different Champion Motorbikes


Across the Grand Prix Museum is Macau's Wine Museum. You can find different Portuguese Wine and a little Chinese Wine. The most notable Portuguese wine is the Vhino Verde which means Green Wine. It doesn't really looked green, it is just not of the red or white variety. Though it is not considered a sparkling wine, you can see little bubbles coming out from the wine. It has a tinge of sweetness, very light and refreshing. This is the first and only time I have tried Vhino Verde and I am still on the look out for this kind of wine.




Wine Barrels



 Macau is definitely more than just the numerous casinos and the Venetian. It has a lot of things to offer but for me Macau is a place that once you visit, you won't be yearning to come back anymore.
  

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