During the third day, we decided to make our trip to Macau. Being influenced by the TVB drama and some nice photography of Macau had attracted us to make our way there.
Macau is located on the southeast coast of China, is a special administrative region of the country. Being Asia’s well-known gambling Macau, it is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic Portuguese buildings.
This round, we took the ferries from the China (HK) Ferry Terminal on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It had been recommended by few friends to use the Turbo Jet as it will reach Macau faster and more stable. As so, we took the TurboJet, operated by First Ferry (Macau) provides ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau that take approximately 60 minutes. The price is $ 159.00 per ticket for economy class.
When we had reached Macau, we have our immigration passed and now is time for us to walk around. We took the bus the down to the town and have a walk around the town itself. Beautiful!
The beautiful town of Macau embarked the lovely view of the town itself.
Largo do Senado (halfway point along Av de Almeida Ribeiro) is a colorful typical Iberian town square, this is the traditional heart of Macau city. It is surrounded by pastel-coloured neo-classical buildings, most of them having an administrative function during the Portuguese era. The place is a popular venue for public events and crowds gather here just to soak in the atmosphere and socialize. The buildings around there is simply beautiful with the great architecture that had tempt my heart when I walked along the street.
We walked along the streets of the Largo do Senado where there are shops with various brands with it. Local shops selling the Macau famous cookies are also there. There is lots of brand available, but being a TVB drama fans and watching one of the dramas, we decided to get the brand of Koi Kei
Well, we did not buy them straight away but we do walk around the town and exploring the nearby. Walking till the end you will see the signature of Macau : -The Ruins of St. Paul . It is beautiful and we could not take our eyes out of it. The scenery is superb and well maintained.
There are so much of tourist when we are there snapping the pictures which is the highlights of Macau itself. It is the Macau’s most famous landmark was built in the 16th century originally as a college and cathedral. The aesthetic architectural beauty contains unique carvings such as Jesuit images of Oriental themes featuring, among others, a woman stepping over a seven-headed hydra! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist attraction.
We walked up the hill where you can get the beautiful scenary of Macau from Above. Though it was slight tiring, it was worth of all things when you can grab the view of the fabulous town of Macau.
After enjoying the view of the town, we do walk around the beautiful historical city to caption the lovely place of the town itself. Churches are something beautiful in the city itself and we could not stop snapping the beautiful town despite of the packed tourist there.
One of it is the St. Dominic’s Church, Largo de Sao Domingos (located just northeast of the Senate Square) – The pastel-coloured church was founded in 1587 by Spanish Dominican priests. The bell tower at the back of the building has been converted into the small Museum of Sacred Art with around 300 artifacts. The church itself is simply beautiful and it brings us with lots of history to learn about. It is such a beautiful church that had captures our hearts.
We held to snap some pictures around the town and also enjoying some of the Macau delights which will blogged one by one as soon as I can. We love to make a comeback again to Macau that after back to Malaysia, I miss visiting the Casino, and much more interesting places.