Macau 澳门 D6 # China

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 NationsMacau 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.

Source: Wikipedia Macau

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 AntónioMacauChina. 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.

source: Wikipedia Ruins of Saint Paul

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 Square Largo do Senado 議事亭前地is a paved town square in MacauChina 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).

source: Senado Square Wikipedia

We only walk around, and decided to eat dinner at the other side of Macau, Taipa. We go there by Taxi.

Macau Tower

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.

source: wikipedia Taipa

After dinner, we go back to Macau, and decided to visit one of casino just to walk around inside.

At almost midnight, we go back to hotel on foot. It’s very near to our hotel.

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