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Macao is located near to Hong Kong across the Pearl River Estuary, Macaocovers small area of China. Macao was Portugal’s last colony in Asia until 1999. Know as the Oriental Las Vegas for its booming gambling industry, Macao is also a paradise for eaters with a wide range of delicious cuisines from all over the world, gourmands can find many Macao style Portuguese cuisine, traditional Cantonese cuisine, exotic food from Italy, France, Brazil, India, Japan and Korea, etc. Nowadays, Macao has become one of the top twenty tourist destinations in the world. Beside the gambling and delicacies, the city’s attractions are also outstanding. The Macao Great Prix race, concerts and shows, some museums and beaches are all worth to see.
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Best Season of Macao Tour
Macau has a tropical monsoon climate influenced greatly by oceans. The average annual temperature in Macau is about 22C and there are about 100 days with high temperature over 30C. Therefore Macau features a long summer period. January to February is the coldest period in Macau, Woolen clothes and overcoats are necessary to keep warm for travelers wanting to spend this period in the city. Macau's spring is from March to April when the southeast winds bring warm and humidity to area. Beginning in May, Macau's summer season usually lasts through September.
The best season to start your Macao tour is winter and autumn, also you can plan the time as you like in any time, but you’d better avoid holiday times in China.

MacaoClothes and other Staffs to Pack
Woolen clothes and overcoats are necessary to keep warm in January. Sweatshirts and light jackets should be taken in March to April. T-shirt and light cottons are suitable for the hot and humid days in May. For the spring and autumn periods, sweaters and jackets are a good idea for heading out after hours.

Accommodation of Macao Tour
Macao boasts all levels of hotels in everywhere of the city. No matter in the commercial areas, famous tourist spots or other places you can always find somewhere you would like to stay. With any star rating, and budget hotels you will find one of them suit for your Macao tour. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, guests will always feel at home and relax. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Traffic: Travelers can take airplane, boat and even by bridges to go into Macao.
·Macau International Airport is located at taipa, it as the terminal for Macau's international air traffic. It was inaugurated on December 1995 and has since established a number of regular flights between Macau and major cities.
·There are over 150 sea-crossing serve are scheduled daily between Macao and Hong Kong, and the outer harbor ferry terminal, Macao Macaoserves as the major terminal for Macao’s passenger traffic by sea.
·Macau has 321 kilometers of public roads, three bridges (viaducts) linking the Macau Peninsula and Taipa, and a tunnel through the Guia Hill linking the Horta e Costa area and the New Port Area. You can go to Macao by the bridge.
·Transport in Macao includes road, sea and air transport. Road transport is the primary mode of transport within Macau itself, as there are no railways at present. The main forms of public transport are buses and taxis. A light rail system is currently being planned.

Macao Tour Tips
Time: As I mentioned before autumn and winter are the best time to visit Macao, and please try to avoid tourist flock, for instance the national holiday time in China and weekends. It will be very crowd in Macao.
Something needs to pay attention in Macao tour: Visitors are usually subjected only to routine inspections at the customs. The inbound passengers can bring about some legal goods that are free of the importation duties like one liter of alcoholic liquor and grape wine, 250 grams of tobacco or 200 cigarettes. And the outbound visitors enjoy the free export duties in the item of antiques, jewelry, radios and cameras with only a departure fee of MOP$19, which is normally covered in the ferry ticket fee.
Currency: You can not use RMB in Macao; just some certain places like some tourist-frequent shops accept RMB. So do the credit cards or change it to pataca.
MacaoFood: Macao has Chinese cuisine, Japanese cuisine, Korea cuisine, Thai cuisine, etc, but the most famous one is the Portuguese local food and special snacks. The noted Portuguese dishes are: African and Goan's chicken, piquant prawns, Bacalhau, Caldo Verde (green vegetable soup), sardines, etc. You can find good Portuguese restaurants near the A-Ma Temple along Rua do Almirante Sérgio, in the city centre on Rua Central and Travessa de S.Domingos, and in the NAPE area near the Kun Iam Statue. Excellent Chinese restaurants are easily available in the city and on the islands. Food from other parts of the world is, readily available in Macau excellent restaurants of serving Italian, French, American, Brazilian, Japanese, Korean and Mozambique cuisine as well as dishes from Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Dim Sum is accompanied by tea, usually jasmine tea or red tea.
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
Shopping: Macau is a shoppers' paradise you can find jewelry, brand label clothes, Chinese antiques, porcelain and pottery as well as wine, cameras, watches, knit-wear, etc. in Macao. Luxury items are cheaper here than in most other cities in the region. Manufacturing for the export market is one of the main businesses in Macau, so there is an abundance of goods for sale at bargain prices, and shopping can be fun and economical. Something really worth to buy in Macao is antiques, furniture, wine, jewelry and some duty-free products.
MacaoThe main shopping centers are scattered around Av. Almeida Ribeiro (New Road), Av. Infante D. Henrique, Rua Pedro Nolasco da Silva and Av. de Horta e Costa. Senado Square is the main bustling area in central downtown on the northern side of Av. Almeida Ribeiro where a great number of shops and food stalls line the streets. The best buys here are fashionable clothes.
Red Market is now as a pedestrian street at the intersection of Av. does Almirante Lacerda and Av, de Horta e Costa it is a well-known shopping street with all sorts of stalls selling fruits, vegetables, flowers and clothes. The fruits here are best in the city and are inexpensively priced.
Rua de S.Paulo Area has the most popular piazza adjacent to the ruins of St. Paul’s. Many furniture and antique shops could be found along the Rua de S.Paulo. Most shops offer good delivery services at reasonable prices. This area is also well-known for its variety of pastry shops and dim sum bakeries, among which Koi Kei is the best. Several featured shops sell various souvenirs for tourists. You can bargain for the goods in all shops in this area.
Festivals: There are some important festivals in Macao that are really memorable.
·Chinese New Year on the first day of the new moon, late January to early February. This festival is the most important for a majority of the local population who try to start out the New Year with good resolutions.
·“Senhor dos Passos” procession of the passion-of our Lord-Lent-February or March. The celebrations for Lent are reputed to be the most beautiful Christian procession of Macau.
·Easter in March or April
·The Festival of A-Ma in April

MacaoRecreation in Macao
casino will absolutely become the first talk about this city, after all it is a destination backed with the gambling business. The casinos are in two main areas: downtown and on the purpose-built reclaimed land known as Cotai, together with smaller hotel casinos scattered all over. The Venetian Macao Resort and the Hotel Lisboa Macau have the grand hotel casinos which give you an excellent experience if you want to try your luck.
Many other leisurely spots would feast you with colorful holiday like Historic Centre of Macau, Fishman's wharf, Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau, and lots of museums in Macau.

Must-see Attractions of Macao Tour
Ruins of St. Paul’s: It is the remains of the greatest church in Macao, one of most famous landmarks of the city - St. Paul's Church. In 2005, the ruins were officially inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List as it forms part of the Historic Centre of Macao.
A-Ma Temple: A-Ma Temple is the oldest temple in Macao to commemorate Mazu it was built in 1488 during Ming Dynasty. Mazu is the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen and seafarers of the city. The temple was built by the cliffs. With winding paths around and up the hill, it offers silence and spectacular views.
Casino: Macao is also known as 'Oriental Las Vegas' for its booming and flourishing gambling industry, the most renowned and long-standing local casino is the Grand Lisboa started by Gambling King Stanley Ho. The Casino Grand Lisboa offers an extensive array of exciting casino games with 240 gaming tables and 1000 slot machines.
MacaoMacao Fisherman’s Wharf: Macao Fisherman's Wharf is the first cultural and themed attraction in Macao; it has dining, shopping, entertainment, accommodation, convention and exhibition facilities in one single location. Macao Fisherman's Wharf is made up three main sections, including Dynasty Wharf, East Meets West and Legend Wharf.
Macao Tower: As an important landmark of Macao, Macao Tower is a must-go place when you visit this city. It is the eighth highest tower in Asia and the tenth in the world and also it is one of the members of the World Federation of Great Towers. Travelers could have a wonderful panoramic view of the whole city from this tower.
The Venetian Macao: It is the largest single structure hotel building in Asia and the second largest building in the world. The Venetian Macao is located on the Cotai Strip and is a 6-star hotel and casino resort in Macao. It has the features of dining, performance, entertainment, shopping, exhibition, hotel and large scale gaming, with more than 35 stylish restaurants, 300 premiere boutiques, and a myriad of sporting, leisure and conference facilities. It will be romantic to visit here with your lover.
Museum of Macao: It is the biggest museum in the special region and located in the famous St. Paul Monte Fortress. The Museum displays Macao's culture and history, from Neolithic period until today, in quite a fascinating way.

 
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