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Macao

City Features

  • Foods

    This is probably Macau's most famous Portuguese dish. Bacalhau is actually dried codfish s ...

  • Shopping

    Dry Chinese-style cookies flavoured with almond. Macau's top souvenir, they're compact, du ...

  • Art&Entertainment

    Macau has earned the title of the Oriental Las Vegas as it is a gamblers' paradise, howeve ...

  • Hotel

    Address:No. 2, Estrada Almirante Marques Esparteiro, Taipa Island, Macao,Macau, China, Lo ...

  • Travel

    One of the interesting things to see in Macau is a statue of the Bodhisatta Avalokitesvara ...

  • Geography

    Macau, located on the southeast coast of China, is a special administrative region of the country. Being Asia's well-known gambling Mecca, Macau is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic Portuguese buildings. The name of the city is derived from the word Magao (A-M ...

  • History

    The history of Macau is traced back to the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BC), when the region now called Macau came under the jurisdiction of Panyu county, in Nanhai prefecture (present day Guangdong).The first recorded inhabitants of the area were people seeking refuge in Macau from invading Mongols during ...

Transport

For many years, the usual way to get to Macau was to fly into Hong Kong and take a ferry across to Macau. Today, Macau is becoming a low-cost airline hub, and some are now arriving at Macau to later go to Hong Kong.

Administrative Districts

Besides the city itself, Macau includes the islands of Taipa and Coloane, which are connected to Macau by bridges and to each other by a causeway, now ...

Information and Service

Emergency 999 is the emergency number for the police in the city. You can dial 112 toll free for the police's special tourist hot line. For mainland China please dial 110. For the fire department, dial tel. 853/572222, a toll call. Medical& Hospitals The hygiene and medical conditions in Macau are quite good. Several public and private hospitals provide adequate medical care and facilities for residents. On-the-spot payment is expected in hospitals by local custom. For travelers from other ...