Macau

Macau Casinos by Night

Macau is – as Hongkong – a special administrative region of the Republic of China. It has its own legal system, police force and even monetary system. You can get there by Ferry very fast (it takes about 70 minutes).

In 1962 the gambling industry started under a government-issued monopoly license. This monopoly ended in 2002 and several casino operators from Las Vegas entered the market. The first was the Sands Macao in 2004 and after that the Wynn Macau in 2006. Later giant buildings like The Venetian, the MGM Grand Macau and the Galaxy Cotai Megaresort followed.

Gambling revenue has made Macau the world’s top casino market, surpassing Las Vegas.

At night the city really comes to life with all the colors and lights.

Macau City Walk

If you go to Macau you mainly go for the Casinos and the gambling. However there are a few other things to do and see. For example the Ruins of St. Paul are very famous and are officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau. The church was destroyed by a fire in 1835, today the Ruins consist only of the southern stone facade (17th-century) and the crypts of the Jesuits.

The culture, food and architecture is a mixture of Chinese and Portuguese. There a lot of historic streets, places and buildings which you can visit easily by a unhurried walk.