Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia and is believed to rake in more income the original Sin City in the United States. There is more to Macau though than its mega casinos:
Must see spots
Macau’s Chinese origin and colonization by Portuguese blends well a culture from both sides of the world. You can see the ruins of the once great St. Paul Cathedral constructed by the Jesuits in the 16th century. It was destroyed by fire back in 1835 and all you can enjoy now is its remaining façade and stairway.
The A-ma Temple is another popular destination. This place of worship is in honor of the Chinese goddess of the sea called Tin Hau. This is a world heritage site as declared by the UNESCO.
Visit the Macau Museum inside the walls of the Monte Fort to discover the history and culture of Macau.
If you want to retreat to a green place, go to the Coloane Village. If you want to check out local goodies like jade and incense, browse the streets of Ru dos Ervanaris and he Rua de Nossa Senhora do Amparo.
Where to find great grubs
The most popular bakery in the corner is the Lord Stow’s Café serving their yummy tarts ad pateis de nata.
Head to Lung Wah Tea House if you want some Cantonese cooking. You will not find an English menu so judge by how the food looks like and grab the dim sum from the car that goes around the restaurant.
You can also dine in Michelin starred Robuchan a Galera and try their world famous sea urchin with some fennel mouse and black cod. Head to Antonio if you are craving for some Portuguese genuine dishes like goat cheese with acacia honey and olive oil.