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30 Fun Things to Do in Macau (Itinerary Included)

Honestly, when I received the invitation for a five-day trip to Macau, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What can I do in Macau for such a long time? What’s there to see?” All these questions raced through my mind. Little did I know that Macau had so much to offer.

Perhaps it was my initial lack of research and my unfamiliarity with Macau, but as soon as I embarked on my first day exploring the Historic Centre of Macau, I was completely captivated.

Macau defied my expectations in the best possible way. Classic European-style buildings, charming antique shops tucked away in narrow alleyways, and the allure of old, picturesque apartments – I was head over heels in love at first sight.

Macau stands out as a unique place in China, where the legacy of European architecture still proudly stands today. The result of a beautiful cultural fusion between the East and the West led UNESCO to inscribe The Historic Centre of Macao as a World Heritage Site in 2005. This designation encompasses eight major squares and 22 historic buildings.

What’s even more delightful is that these historic sites are conveniently close to each other, easily accessible on foot. This makes it a delightful journey to witness the harmonious blend of two distinct cultures from the past.

Macau, often hailed as the “Las Vegas of the East”, certainly lives up to this title. With a substantial influx of wealth from the thriving casino industry, this small city has seen the development of opulent estates to cater to its visitors.

Prepare to be dazzled by flashy shopping malls, luxurious hotels, and mind-blowing entertainment that will elevate your travel experience in Macau.

Facts of Macau

Let’s take a quick look about Macau, at least you’ll have some ideas before we jump into the attractions. Here are some interesting facts about Macau:

  • The name of Macau is derived from a misunderstanding between locals and the Portuguese when the Portuguese first arrived near A-Ma Temple and asked about the land’s name. The locals answered “A-Ma-Gao,” meaning “Bay of A-Ma.” In Cantonese, it is called “Ou Mun,” which means “Gateway of the Bay.”
  • Macau was colonized by the Portuguese for more than 400 years. In 1999, Macao was handed over to China, becoming a Special Administrative Region (SAR) that benefits from the principle of “one country, two systems.”
  • Macau consists of three main areas: Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island, and Coloane Island. The two islands are now connected after land reclamation, and a new town called Cotai has been built, home to several casinos.
  • It’s the only legal place for casinos and gambling in China. The number of casinos in Macau is 40, and the gambling revenue has surpassed that of Las Vegas.

Getting in and out Macau

You can access Macao via direct flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei, and Beijing. Alternatively, connecting flights are available for other regions. Macau International Airport is situated in Taipa.

Another popular option is taking the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau, with two major operators, TurboJet and Cotai Water Jet. The journey typically lasts 40-60 minutes, with ticket prices starting at HKD 165. For additional details on the ferry ride between Hong Kong and Macau, please click here

30 Things to do in Macau

I’ve summed up a list of 30 fun things to do in Macau and the top attractions that you can’t miss, let’s get started!

1. Explore the Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau’s iconic heritage site

Prepare to be mind-blown by the fascinating Ruins of St. Paul’s in the heart of Macao’s Old City.

You might have mistaken it for Europe, as many do, especially when friends share their pictures from this incredible place. I know I was fooled once, marveling at how well-traveled my friends were, only to discover that this enchanting church stands right here in Macao.

The tale of this place is as captivating as its facade. The church and college were tragically consumed by a fire, leaving only the grand carved stone front. The surviving facade stands as a poignant testament to a rich history.

What’s more, the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt now graces this site, preserving the treasures of faith and art within.

Here’s a tip: If you want to soak in the experience without the crowd, plan to arrive early.

st. paul ruins self guided walking tour macauSt. Paul Ruins

2. Discover ancient legends in Na Tcha Temple

Hidden just behind the famous Ruins of St. Paul’s lies a little gem – the Na Tcha Temple. This charming sanctuary was erected to honor the legendary young hero from Chinese Folk Stories, Na Tcha.

As you explore this historic area, you’ll find that the Na Tcha Temple is closely intertwined with the Section of Old Walls, seamlessly becoming part of the vibrant historical center of Macao.

Although modest in appearance, the temple’s simplicity is part of its charm. Inside, you’ll discover a single chamber adorned with minimal ornaments. Look up, and you’ll see spirally-incense sticks gently swaying from the ceiling, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and reverence.

Na Tcha Temple self guided walking tour macauNa Tcha Temple

3. Visit the St. Dominic’s Church

Nestled between the grandeur of the Ruins of St. Paul’s and the stately “Leal Senado” Building, stands a beacon of serenity – the charming yellow-painted church. Founded by three Spanish Dominican Priests, this church has effortlessly become a must-visit stop for travelers exploring Macao.

Once you step inside, you’ll be greeted by an extensive collection of Catholic artifacts that echo the rich tapestry of faith and history.

Right outside, St. Dominic’s Square unfolds, a picturesque setting with the church at its heart. It’s a captivating space, still enveloped by European-style buildings that exude a timeless elegance. Some of these historic structures have found new life as commercial spaces, adding a contemporary twist to the age-old charm of Macao’s historic center.

St. Dominic's Square Historic Centre of MacaoSt. Dominic’s Church

St. Dominic's Church historic centre of things to do in macaoMuseum inside St. Dominic’s Church

4. Take a stroll around Senado Square

Step into the bustling heart of Macao, where the city comes alive at Senado Square. This vibrant hub is always abuzz with pedestrians, relishing the architectural wonders that surround them.

The signature wavy patterned stone ground is a distinctive mark of Senado Square, adding a unique charm to this iconic location.

But that’s not all! As you meander through the square, you’ll be greeted by a parade of impressive buildings that are steeped in history and cultural significance. There’s the Holy House of Mercy, radiating benevolence and grace. The General Post Office stands as a symbol of communication and connection. And then there’s the “Leal Senado” Building, a testament to the loyalty and devotion of the city’s people.

Holy House of Mercy self guided walking tour macauHoly House of Mercy

5. Test your luck in A-Ma Temple

A timeless treasure of Macao, the A-Ma Temple predates the very city it resides in. This hallowed place was built to honor Mazu, the revered sea goddess, and stands as the oldest temple of its kind.

As you explore the temple grounds, you’ll be captivated by its unique architecture, consisting of several prayer pavilions perched on different levels. Each one a testament to centuries of devotion and craftsmanship.

Along your journey, you’ll encounter massive boulders adorned with Chinese characters, silently narrating tales of the past, adding an air of mystery and history to the atmosphere.

But here’s the real adventure: testing your luck by taking hold of the handles of a bronze bowl filled with coins and water. Give it a gentle rub, and if the water begins to vibrate and dance, you’ve hit the jackpot!

Ah-Ma Temple Historic Centre of MacaoAh-Ma Temple

things to do in macauTrying luck by rubbing palms on this bowl

6. Marvel at the traditional architecture at Mandarin House Macau

Mandarin House is a perfect embodiment of traditional Chinese architecture, offering a glimpse into the past. It’s a two-story house with a captivating structure, but what truly caught my eye were the intricate elements and details, especially the doors and windows. Each of these tells a story of craftsmanship and cultural significance.

As you explore the Mandarin House, you’ll discover several charming courtyards and small gardens, each like a page from a different era. The spaces are adorned with antique wooden chairs and tables, inviting you to sit down and soak in the ambiance.

But the real magic here is the connection to the famed Chinese thinker, Zheng Guanying. His legacy is intricately woven into the very walls and corridors of this historic house.

Visiting the Mandarin House is like stepping back in time, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of Chinese architecture and gain insight into the life of a brilliant mind.

Mandarin House Historic Centre of MacaoMandarin House

7. Walk around St. Augustine’s Square

Welcome to a picturesque square in Macao, surrounded by a delightful array of Portuguese-style buildings that come alive in shades of sunny yellow and lush green. This charming little square is a true gem, where renowned monuments are mere inches apart, creating an enchanting atmosphere that beckons you to explore further.

The square serves as the gracious host to a cluster of iconic landmarks, each standing proudly as a testament to Macao’s rich heritage. Here, you’ll find St. Augustine’s Church, a masterpiece of history and faith. Nearby, the elegant Dom Pedro V Theatre adds a touch of artistic grace, while the serene St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church offers a place for quiet reflection. And not to be missed, the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library stands as a beacon of knowledge and culture.

St. Augustine Square self guided walking tour macauAround St. Augustine’s Square

8. Ride the cable car to Guia Fortress

A quick, nail-biting ride on a local cable car, priced at a mere 2 MOP per person (as affordable as chips!), departs from Flora Garden. This exciting journey transports you to the hill, where you’ll only need to hike a bit to reach the pinnacle of Macao – the magnificent Guia Fortress.

At the summit stands an iconic, fully white lighthouse, proudly claiming its status as the oldest western-style lighthouse along the China Coast. It’s not just a beacon of light; it’s also a window to history.

Once you’re there, be prepared to be wowed by the panoramic views that unfold before you. It’s a sight to behold, a breathtaking vantage point from which you can take in the entire city.

Adding to the charm of this historic place, a small chapel sits next to the lighthouse, adorned with colorful murals that make it truly unique and extraordinarily beautiful.

Guia Lighthouse Historic Centre of MacaoGuia Lighthouse

9. Connect with the history at Chong Sai Pharmacy

A hidden gem that’s worth discovering! In 2016, a remarkable transformation took place at the old Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s pharmacy, nestled at no. 80 of Rua das Estalagens. This historic location has now been reimagined as a charming museum, brimming with an intriguing assortment of relics from days gone by, including boulders and ceramics.

Visiting this place is like taking a journey back in time. It’s not only an opportunity to learn into the fascinating life of Dr. Sun Yat Sen during his time in Macau but also a glimpse into the rich history of Old Macau, once a bustling and famous port city.

Clinic of Sun Yat Sen Historic Centre of MacaoClinic of Sun Yat Sen

10. Discover the hidden gems in the alleys of Macau

Seriously, there’s nothing quite like taking a leisurely walk through the enchanting streets and winding alleys of Macau to feast your eyes on a remarkable mix of architectural styles, blending the elegance of both Chinese and Western influences.

You’ll be captivated by the allure of the old apartments, vintage houses, and an array of fascinating sights that pop up along the way.

Two personal favorites of mine are Rua da Felicidade and Rua dos Ervanarios. As you wander through these charming streets, you might stumble upon lively street vendors offering an array of delectable delights. Don’t miss this chance to savor the local flavors and make your stroll through Macau’s cultural tapestry even more memorable

self guided walking tour macauAround the street

If you have a queue of credit cards in your wallet and don’t mind to spend extra bucks in exchange of a pinch of fancy experience, then you shouldn’t miss these activities in Macau!

11. Walk or dine in the sky at the Macau Tower

Ready for a wild game of truth or dare? Well, or maybe the dare of a lifetime?

Get set to conquer Macau’s iconic thrill center – the Macau Tower! It’s where you can stake your claim to a world-renowned record by taking the leap on the highest commercial bungee-jumping platform known to humanity.

But hey, if that sounds a tad too extreme for your taste buds, no worries! You can still push your limits by ascending to the 58th Floor observatory deck. Just muster the courage to stand on the glassy floor and peer down into the heart-pounding abyss. And remember, no peeking through closed eyes!

And for those who need a bit of relaxation after all that adrenaline, the 360′ Cafe is your oasis. Picture this: as you sit and savor the flavors, you’re treated to a panoramic spin that lets you nibble on dumplings while taking in the spectacular view of Macau City. From baked mushroom bread pudding to roasted beef tenderloin, it’s an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that’ll keep your taste buds dancing and your head spinning, in the best way possible!

*Price for tower admission MOP 145, Buffet starts from MOP 278, and Skywalk starts from MOP 788. 

Buffet Macao TowerDine with Panoramic View of Macau City

Experience Macao TowerThe Experience in Macau Tower

12. Ride the eight-shaped golden reel at Studio City.

When you’re in Macau with your family and little adventurers, you’re in for a whirlwind of excitement! One of the absolute must-dos is taking a spin on a thrilling Ferris wheel. But this isn’t your ordinary Ferris wheel – it’s the Golden Reel, an eight-shaped marvel that adds an extra dose of fun to your day.

This extraordinary ride sweeps you 130 meters up into the sky, giving you an eagle-eye view of the entire Cotai Strip. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world before your gentle descent.

And if you’re a superhero enthusiast, here’s a way to turn your fantasies into reality – Batman Dark Flight, a mind-blowing 4D flight simulation that lets you save the world from the clutches of villains. Plus, you’ll save a bundle on tickets too! So, gear up for an unforgettable adventure in Macau!

*Ticket Price: MOP 100. Book the ticket here!

Golden Reel Studio City MacaoView from the Golden Reel

13. Enjoy a sunset cocktail at Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Elevate your drinking experience by indulging in your beloved cocktails at the Vida Rica Bar, nestled within the luxurious confines of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Macau.

Here, cocktails are not just drinks; they’re masterpieces served in unique and elegant ways. Take, for instance, the “Legend of Kremlin” – a concoction that blends Absolute Pear Vodka with Legend of Kremlin Vodka, pineapple, calamansi, and zesty lemon juice. It’s the perfect kick-off to a night of revelry.

As you savor your exquisitely crafted libations, don’t forget to soak in the breathtaking skyline, especially during the magical sunset hour. From your vantage point, you can enjoy captivating views overlooking the serene Nam Van Lake and the iconic Macau Tower, adding an extra touch of enchantment to your evening. Cheers to a night to remember!

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Cocktails Mandarin Oriental Macao BarUnique Cocktail Called Legend of Kremlin

14. Enjoy the glittering lights of the Parisian from the Macao Eiffel Tower.

A touch of Paris in the heart of Macau! Imagine this: a sophisticated, half-scaled Eiffel Tower, right in the midst of the dazzling Cotai gambling district. It’s like a slice of France right in the heart of Macau’s excitement.

This captivating replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower is the newest sensation in Macau’s lineup of premium attractions. Want a tip for making it even more spectacular? Head on up to the 37th floor, where magic happens.

From there, you’ll be treated to a spellbinding view of the Parisian, a luxurious hotel resort complete with shopping malls and a thrilling water park. And that’s not all – you’ll also be able to catch a glimpse of the sparkling lights from other towering buildings in this glittering metropolis. It’s a slice of Europe in the heart of Macau, and it’s a sight you won’t want to miss!

*Price: MOP 100. 

Parisian Macao Eiffel TowerDazzling view of Parisian from Macao Eiffel Tower

15. Pedal a swan boat around Nam Van Lake

Embrace the classics with a touch of nostalgia! There’s something utterly delightful about hopping into a classic, old-fashioned swan boat and pedaling away with friends or family by your side.

It might seem simple, but it’s a whole lot of fun and a perfect way to unwind. Picture yourself basking in the warm sunshine, gliding along the water, and taking in the picturesque views. It’s a lovey-dovey experience that’s bound to put a smile on your face, especially on a sunny day.

The best part? It won’t break the bank! This charming swan boat ride is not only a delightful way to savor the attractions of Macau, but it’s also an affordable and cheerful option. So, get ready to create some timeless memories with your loved ones!

*Price: MOP 20 per person (30 minutes)

Nam Van Lake Macao things to do in macau besides gamblingPedaling the Boat around Nam Van Lake

16. Sharpen your creativity at One Creative Arts Department

Looking for a unique and creative escape? Dive headfirst into the vibrant world of One Creative Arts Department, where you can take part in their captivating workshop classes and unleash your inner artist.

I personally gave the soy wax aromatherapy workshop a shot, and it was an absolute blast! I learned the ropes of crafting, from melting the wax to selecting the perfect scent, and even adding charming flower designs on top. It was a hands-on experience that filled my day with joy and new skills.

Now, let me be honest – out of my three attempts, only one resulted in a truly fantastic bar (you won’t find it in the picture below, though – oops, my bad!). But that’s what makes it so much fun – the learning journey is as exciting as the final product.

But wait, there’s more! One Creative Arts Department offers a range of other workshops too, from preserved flower arrangements to buttercream flower cake decorating, and many more. So, whether you’re a seasoned artist or just exploring your creative side, this place is a haven for imaginative souls like you!

*Price for this workshop was MOP 250. 

Workshop in One Creative Arts Department Shop things to do in macauMaking Scented-Bar in One Creative Arts Department

17. Enjoy beer sampling at Beer Temple

Right next door to the One Creative Arts Department, you’ll find a spot that’s practically a pilgrimage site for beer enthusiasts – it’s the Beer Temple!

Now, don’t worry, you don’t need to don a robe or start chanting hymns to enjoy the experience (though that could be fun, right?). This cozy restaurant is a haven for those who appreciate a good brew.

Step inside, and you’ll be greeted by an impressive collection of beers from all corners of the globe. It’s like a treasure trove of ales, stouts, lagers, and more. Spoilt for choice? No worries!

You can have a chat with the resident beer guru. Share your preferences, whether you’re into sweet or dry, strong or milder flavors. They’ll delve into their magical chiller, pull out a brew that’s just right for you, and voilà, you’ve got your perfect beer! It’s all about the art of beer, and you’ll be raising your glass to a great time in no time. Cheers!

The food, was to die for so..pray for yourself.

Beer Temple MacaoGot my beer

Food Beer Temple MacaoTasty food as well

18. Movie time at Cinematheque Passion

Step into a world of cinematic artistry at the Cinematheque. It’s not your typical Hollywood blockbuster hub, but it’s where good-quality, often indie or local films take center stage.

This place was born out of a passion for showcasing the work of talented independent and local filmmakers. If you’re curious about the stories behind the camera, the Cinematheque is your gateway to the fascinating world of Macau’s film industry.

But it’s not just about the movies; it’s an experience. The seats, adorned in vibrant colors, make for the perfect Instagram backdrop. So you get the best of both worlds – thought-provoking films and an Instagrammable setting! Ready to dive into the world of cinema in Macau?

*Ticket Price MOP 60. 

Colorful Seating

19. Experience the Live Monkey King Show at Sands Cotai, based on a famous chinese folklore

Embark on a legendary adventure with “Journey to the West,” one of the most renowned Chinese folklore tales. It follows the epic voyage of a devoted monk and his loyal disciples as they journey to the West to retrieve sacred scriptures for China.

But this show takes a unique twist by putting the spotlight on one of the most beloved characters of the story – the mischievous and playful Monkey King.

Prepare to be awestruck as the performance unfolds with a blend of acrobatic feats and mesmerizing dance routines. And let’s not forget the mind-bending 3D effects that add a whole new dimension to the experience.

It’s not just a show; it’s a journey through time and space, bringing ancient tales to life in a modern and captivating way. Don’t miss out on this mesmerizing spectacle!

*Price starts from MOP 380 – 1280 depending on the seat. 

Monkey King Show in Sands Cotai MacaoMonkey King Show in Sands Cotai

Monkey King Show Macao Mind Blowing Effects in Monkey King Show

20. Be Amazed with the House of Dancing Water, City of Dreams

Hold onto your seats because this show is an absolute thrill ride! From the very first moment, it’ll leave you utterly spellbound with its electrifying acrobatics and stunts.

Now, I won’t give away too much of the plot, but picture this: a dashing hero takes on a wicked devil queen to rescue the love of his life. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, blending heart-pounding action, deep romance, and a dash of humor for good measure.

The set changes in the blink of an eye, shifting from wet to dry in a bewildering display of stagecraft. The props and special effects are out of this world, and the performers are top-notch, delivering breathtaking dance moves that will leave you in awe. Every single aspect of this show deserves a standing ovation.

In short, it’s safe to say this is the best show I’ve had the pleasure of watching. Prepare to be blown away!

*Price starts from MOP 580 to 1480 depending on the seat. 

House of Dancing Water MacauThe Show of House of Dancing Water

House of Dancing Water things to do in macau besides gamblingRomance in House of Dancing Water

Performance House of Dancing Water MacaoMore Acts in House of Dancing Water

21. Check out the Golden Tree of Prosperity, Wynn Macau

Would you believe it? The tree in Wynn Macau is adorned with nothing less than 24-karat gold! It’s a fact that’s almost too good to be true.

When you step into this world, it’s all about the seamless fusion of technology and pure luxury.

Just picture this: the grand dome above will majestically unfurl, revealing a colossal, glistening chandelier as it gracefully descends. It’s a spectacle of opulence that’ll take your breath away.

And that’s not all. As if that weren’t enough, the lower dome will open as well, unveiling the golden trees that stand tall and proud. But here’s the kicker – these golden wonders change their hue with the seasons, leaving you in awe of the artistry behind it all. These are the moments that make Macau truly special and unforgettable!

*Price: Free

Tree of Prosperity Wynn fun things to do in macau besides gamblingThe Golden Tree

22. Dance with the dancing fountain, Wynn Macau

Buckle up for an adrenaline-pumping water spectacle that’ll have you! You won’t believe the excitement of watching the dazzling water moves, swaying in perfect harmony to the electrifying beat, creating mesmerizing arcs that are simply jaw-dropping.

The water dances back and forth, splashing with sheer exuberance, building up to a crescendo. And just when you think it can’t get any more intense, the water jets shoot high into the sky, reaching a spine-tingling climax that leaves you breathless.

Before you know it, it’s all over, and you’re left in awe, wondering how time flew by so quickly.

*Price: Free

Dancing fountain wynn macaoThe Dancing Fountain in front of Wynn Macao

23. Name the fish in a Giant Aquarium, MGM Macau

It’s clear that these resorts are pulling out all the stops to ensure their guests have a truly entertaining experience!

Right in the heart of the MGM’s lobby, there’s a jaw-dropping feature that’s bound to captivate visitors of all ages. Picture a neon-blue giant aquarium, a mesmerizing centerpiece that’s almost like a portal to an underwater wonderland.

This captivating installation is not just a visual treat; it’s an adventure waiting to happen. I can only imagine how kids and the young at heart would be absolutely enchanted by this aquatic marvel. It’s just another example of how Macau’s resorts go above and beyond to make sure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary.

*Price: Free

Aquarium MGM Macao things to do in macau besides gamblingThe Big Aquarium in MGM Macao

24. Enter Wynn Palace with the cable car

When it comes to enjoying the ultimate comfort, there’s nothing quite like taking a cable car ride right into a shopping mall!

It’s as simple as hopping into the cabin, and it whisks you away on a scenic journey across the tranquil lake, delivering you to the luxurious Wynn Palace.

It’s not just a mode of transportation; it’s an experience in itself. Effortless and incredibly fun, this cable car ride is one of the most enjoyable and unique ways to start your adventures in Macau. So, if you’re in the mood for a little adventure, this is a must-try activity that’s bound to put a smile on your face.

*Price: Free

cable car ride wynn palace macauFree Cable Car Ride at Wynn Palace

25. Flirt with the Gondola’s Boatman, Venetian

I might not be the biggest fan of this sort of thing, but let me tell you, when a dashing guy invites you for a gondola ride and serenades you with his enchanting voice, there’s no way you can resist the charm.

Turns out I have to bite my finger because he’s married to someone!

*Price MOP 128 for shared ride and MOP 512 for private. 

Gondola Ride Venetian MacaoGondola Ride in Venetian

26. Fisherman’s Wharf Shopping Center

Fisherman’s Wharf Shopping Center in Macau is a must-visit destination for its diverse shopping options, captivating cultural ambiance reminiscent of a European waterfront village, and a wide array of international dining choices.

Whether you’re in search of unique souvenirs or a taste of Macau’s culinary delights, this shopping center has you covered.

With scenic waterfront views, regular entertainment events, and its proximity to other attractions, Fisherman’s Wharf offers a well-rounded experience for travelers looking to explore the vibrant culture and offerings of Macau.

27. TeamLab SuperNature

TeamLab SuperNature in Macau is a groundbreaking attraction that seamlessly melds art, technology, and nature to create an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience.

With its innovative digital artworks, ever-evolving displays, and nature-inspired themes, it offers a harmonious blend of creativity and the environment.

Whether you’re a solo traveler, a family, or a couple, this immersive journey appeals to all ages, providing not only fantastic photo opportunities but also a chance to momentarily escape reality and contemplate the interconnectedness of humans and nature.

28. Hac Sa Beach

Hac Sa Beach, also known as the “Black Sand Beach,” is renowned for its unique black sand, which creates a visually striking contrast with the blue waters of the South China Sea.

It’s a peaceful and relatively less crowded beach compared to other attractions in Macau, making it an ideal spot for relaxation, sunbathing, or leisurely strolls along the shoreline.

You’ll find restaurants serving delicious Macanese and Portuguese cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to savor local specialties while enjoying ocean views.

29. AJ Hackett Bungy Jump

AJ Hackett Bungy Jump is Asia’s highest bungee jump, allowing you to take a leap from remarkable heights.

The bungee jump is situated at the iconic Macau Tower, providing breathtaking views of the cityscape and the Pearl River Delta.

You can choose from various jump styles, including the classic headfirst dive or even a tandem jump with a friend. It offers a customizable experience to suit your preferences.

30. Lim Lou Loc Garden

This garden is one of the oldest in Macau, dating back to the 19th century. It exudes historical charm and provides a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural heritage.

The garden is beautifully landscaped with a lush variety of plants, trees, and flowers, offering a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation and leisurely strolls.

You can admire traditional Chinese architectural elements, including pavilions, bridges, and decorative tiles, which add to the garden’s aesthetic appeal.

Suggested itinerary for self-guided walking tour in Macau

Walking is the best way to experience Macau since the landmarks are not far from each other.

I would suggest staying in Macau for at least three days to fully explore and experience the historic sites, as well as the luxury of the shopping malls and casinos.

One full day self-guided walking tour in Macau

Start your journey from the southern tip of the Peninsula by taking a bus to A-Ma Temple.

Then, continue on foot to explore Moorish Barracks, Mandarin House, Lilau Square, St. Lawrence’s Church, and St. Augustine’s Square.

Take a break by the serene Nam Van Lake to capture a few photos of the lake and the towering Macao Tower.

Once you’re rejuvenated, resume your journey on foot, visiting Senado Square, St. Dominic’s Church, the Ruins of St. Paul’s, and Na Tcha Temple.

As the night falls, wander around Grand Lisboa and Wynn to witness the “Tree of Prosperity” and the enchanting fountain show. Don’t forget to make a stop at MGM to admire the aquarium.

Two full days self-guided walking tour in Macau

Day 1:

Begin your exploration at the Ruins of St. Paul’s, then continue to Na Tcha Temple and the Sections of the Old City Walls.

From there, stroll to Flora Garden, where you can take a cable car ride to the hill and visit Guia Fortress.

Head back down to Senado Square and delve into the historic buildings, such as the General Post Office, “Leal Senado” Buildings, and St. Dominic’s Church.

Don’t forget to wander through the charming alleys of Rua Dos Ervanarious. If you have more time, explore St. Augustine’s Square and the surrounding buildings, making your way back down to A-Ma Temple and catching a bus back.

Day 2:

On your second day, take a bus to Taipa Island, where you can explore the Taipa Houses Museum and enjoy a leisurely walk around Taipa.

You’ll discover quaint alleys and streets filled with restaurants for a delightful lunch.

After lunch, visit the Venetian, Parisian, and City of Dreams before returning to the Peninsula.

Three full days self-guided walking tour in Macau

Continuing with the same itinerary as outlined above, you have the flexibility to split your exploration of the Historical Centre or the Peninsula into two days. On the third day, you can add an extra trip to Coloane.

Must-Try Foods in Macau

  • Lord Stow’s Portugese Egg Tart
  • Nan Peng Sandwich
  • Koi Kei Bakery Almond Cookie and Sea Weed Pork Floss Roll
  • Tapas de Portugal by Antonio for Tapas and Serradura
  • A Porta de Arte, try the drink with coffee and tea mixed together
  • Litoral Restaurant
  • Beer Temple

Top of Guia Fortress Historic Centre of MacaoTop of Guia Fortress

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