Macau was a Portuguese colony till 1999 and was transferred to China as one of the two special administrative region (other one being Hong Kong). Even though it has its own currency pegged to Chinese Yuan (CNY), Hong Kong and Chinese currencies are also widely accepted in all places.
Macau is touted as the Las Vegas of east and it does seem to live up to its tag (for good or bad). Several large casinos attract large amount of tourists via Hong Kong and main-land China. One drive across Macau would reveal a frenzy of construction activity. Our guide told us that few more bigggg casinos are coming with they are adding 10,000+ hotel rooms.
Macau is just a boat hop away from Hong Kong. In fact, we flew in to Hong Kong and took this boat right from the Hong Kong Airport jetty for a 40 minute ride.
Macau Tower the most visible and most visited place in Macau.
Macau Tower by night from the ground. We had some kind of a private party organized for us and had the Tower all for us exclusively for an evening.
A glass floor at the observatory point.. Seen similar stuff in CN Tower, Toronto as well.
Chinese 'Poikkal Guthirai' and artists
Ruins for St. Paul's Cathedral is a major tourist attraction
Chinese temple with giant incense coils..
Old Portuguese house/s now a tourist spot
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