Today we will go to Macau 澳门 by Ferry. We go to the Shenzhen Port then buy the ticket. We took afternoon ferry.
For those who Seasick, better be prepare before depart. It’s quiet calm, but because you will stay inside the boat, you will feel seasick.
Macau, also spelled Macao 澳門, and officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, is a city in the western Pearl River Delta by the South China Sea. It is a special administrative region of China and maintains separate governing and economic systems from those of mainland China. With a population of 696,100 and an area of 32.9 km2 (12.7 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world.
Macau was formerly a colony of the Portuguese Empire, after Ming China leased the territory as a trading post in 1557. Portugal paid an annual rent and administered the territory under Chinese sovereignty until 1887 when it gained perpetual colonial rights in the Sino-Portuguese Treaty of Peking. The colony remained under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China.
Originally a sparsely populated collection of coastal islands, the territory has become a major resort city and the top destination for gambling tourism. Its gambling industry is seven times larger than that of Las Vegas. Although the city has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it has severe income inequality.Its GDP per capita by purchasing power parity is one of the highest in the world and higher than any country in the world in 2014 according to the World Bank.
Macau has a very high Human Development Index, although it is only calculated by the Macau government instead of the United Nations. Macau has the fourth-highest life expectancy in the world. The territory is highly urbanised and most development is built on reclaimed land; two-thirds of the total land area is reclaimed from the sea.
After drop our luggage in the hotel, we go to Ruins of Saint Paul’s. We walk from the hotel, it’s very near.
The Ruins of Saint Paul’s 大三巴牌坊 Ruínas de São Paulo are the ruins of a 17th-century Catholic religious complex in Santo António, Macau, China. They include what was originally St. Paul’s College and the Church of St. Paul (Igreja de São Paulo) also known as “Mater Dei“, a 17th-century Portuguese church dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle. Today, the ruins are one of Macau’s best known landmarks and one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World. In 2005, they were officially listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From there, we go to uphill. There’s a kind of fortress, I forgot the name. But we can see sunset from there.
Then we go to Senado Square Macau.
The Senado Square, or Senate SquareLargo do Senado 議事亭前地is a paved town square in Sé, Macau, China and part of the UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. It is an elongated triangular shaped square and connects Largo do São Domingos at one end and Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro on the other. It covers an area of 3,700 square meters (4,425 square yards).
We only walk around, and decided to eat dinner at the other side of Macau, Taipa. We go there by Taxi.
Taipa 氹仔 Taipa, is an island in Macau, presently united with the island of Coloane by reclaimed land known as Cotai. Administratively, the boundaries of the traditional civil parish Freguesia de Nossa Senhora do Carmo are coterminous with that of former Taipa Island.
Today we will go to Shenzhen and stay 2 night in there. We take fast train which only 1 hour from Guangzhou. Just go to Guangzhou Railway Station and buy the ticket in there. The fast train available every hour.
Arrive at Shenzhen, we drop our luggage then we go to Windows of the World by Shenzhen Metro. That time, we still use maps to go anywhere.
We go to the hotel first to drop our luggage.
Then we go to Windows of the World. This place is famous place.
The Window of the World 世界之窗 Shìjiè zhī Chuāng is a theme park located in the western part of the city of Shenzhen in the People’s Republic of China. It has about 130 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world squeezed into 48 hectares (118 acres). The 108 metre (354 ft) tall Eiffel Tower dominates the skyline and the sight of the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal all in proximity to each other are all part of the appeal of this theme park.
The Window of the World Station on Line 1 and Line 2 of the Shenzhen Metro is located directly in front of the park. The Happy Line monorail has a stop near Window of the World.
When you go to Guangzhou, then you have to eat dimsum, it’s a special food in the south.
Dim sum点心 is a style of Chinese cuisine. It is prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on a small plate. Dim sum is generally considered Cantonese, although other varieties exist. Dim sum dishes are usually served with tea and together form a full tea brunch. Due to the Cantonese tradition of enjoying tea with this cuisine, yum cha 饮茶, which means “drink tea” in Cantonese, is also synonymous with dim sum. Dim sum traditionally are served as fully cooked, ready-to-serve dishes. In some Cantonese teahouses, carts with dim sum are served around the restaurant.
Our plan in Guangzhou is for shopping and learn to buy things from Guangzhou. At this time, buy things from China is really popular and I want to learn how to import from Guangzhou.
I have a friend that study in Guangzhou. Before, he study Chinese in Beijing for 1 semester then move to Guangzhou because he wants to learn about business import in there. So he will take us to touring. We stay in his dormitory too, because they offer 1 day rate just like hotel and it’s suitable our budget.
We walk around Haizhu Square 海珠广场 and see some interesting place too.
There are many cute stuff in there which you can use as souvenir and when you ask the price to the seller, they will ask you back, “how many do you want to buy?” Yes, because the more you buy, they will give you cheaper price.
We also walk around there and see this cathedral, Sacred Heart Cathedral.