Top 10 attractions in Macao, China

By Wang Yanfang
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Macao, located on the southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River downstream from Guangzhou, is a perfect crossroad for the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures. It is also best known as Asia's largest destination for gambling.

During ancient times, Macao, a port city, was part of the Silk Road with ships loading here with silk bound for Rome. Today, Macao is a major intermediate port for trade between China, Japan, India and Europe.

Macao's charm rests in the contrast between old and new, antiques and fashion, traditional and modern .

Let's explore Macao through our list of top 10 must-see attractions in the city.

  Museum of Macao (澳门博物馆)


Located in the famous St. Paul Monte Fortress, the Museum of Macao is the biggest museum in the special region. This superb museum displays Macao's culture and history, from Neolithic period until today, in quite a fascinating way. It will make a perfect choice for your first stop in Macao to get a general idea of what the city is like before you make further explorations.

Travel tips:

How to get there:Take bus 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8A, 10, 10A, 11, 18, 19, 21A, 26A, 33 and get off at Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. The museum is just next to the Ruins of St. Paul's.

Admission:15 patacas (for adults); 8 patacas (for children between 5-10 years old, students and adults over 60 years old)

Hours:10:00 to 18:00 (closed every Monday)

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