Asia China Travel

The Magic of Macau

I've been to 50-odd countries across the world but Macau is not like any other place that I have visited.

Macau is 31 square kilometres of magic. This tiny peninsula in southern China may be a stone’s throw from Hong Kong but it couldn’t be more unique and, well, magical.

I’ve been to 50-odd countries across the world but Macau is not like any other place that I have visited. Think 600 year old Taoist temples with the wafting scent of burning incense; think buzzing Chinese fresh food markets with street after street of produce, including still-flapping fish; think 400 year old European architecture with wide squares, churches and beautifully restored pastel-coloured buildings; think adrenelin and adventure as you take the world’s highest bungee jump; think long lunches with carafes of sangria and the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted; think the flashest, plushest five-star resort developments with casinos grander than Las Vegas.

All of this is in Macau – a mere 45 minute fast ferry ride from Hong Kong.

A fusion of Europe, China and Las Vegas, this former Portuguese colony is a vibrant and dynamic destination and worthy of so much more than just a quick day trip from Hong Kong. My recent four night stay here was so jam-packed and diverse, and I still didn’t get enough time to do everything that I wanted to!

There’s accommodation and experiences for every budget and every style of holiday – be it a trip with your tribe of kids, a romantic luxury escape with your other half, a girls getaway for shopping and spa treatments, or a boys trip to check out the nightlife and the casinos.

Want to know more about the Magic of Macau? Watch this space!

*****

Safe travels,

x Sonia x

Special thanks to Macau Tourism and Helen Wong’s Tours for hosting me on my recent visit to Macau.

3 comments

  1. looks out of this world! I’m heading to Hong Kong in just under 2 weeks and plan to spend a day trip to Macau as well. 😀 Is clearing customs pretty straightforward and easy? And how much is the ferry ride over?

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