We decided to start early Friday as we have to leave for Hong Kong in the afternoon, preferably 3 or 4pm so as to catch the new years day fireworks display in Victoria Harbor.
here are the DAY attractions we visited during our short stay in Macau:
2. Ruins of Saint Paul (Ruínas de São Paulo)
This 16th century complex includes what was originally St. Paul college It definitely is one of Macau's most famous landmarks and another UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site.
3. The Venetian Macao
The Venetian is a 40-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the 7 hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau. owned by Las Vegas Sands modeled after the original one in the US.
I was an avid fan of the Koreanovela Boys Over Flowers so I have been dying to see the famed San Luca Canal where they shot a few scenes from the mini-series. Gondola ride is at around 800 pesos per head so we didn't bother boarding one. Taking photos here and there and pretending to be in Venice Italy was enough for us.
It was already lunch time when we finished looking around so we decided to eat in the food court of Venetian. Ro Anne treated us despite my protest. We then checked on the city of Dreams where the famous dancing water show is. We lined to get tickets for the 2:30pm show and went on to another spot before returning, that being another historic site, the temple of A-ma.
4. A-Ma Temple
5. City of Dreams
This is where the famous BUBBLE SHOW is. I thought the Golden Tree of Wynn Hotel was amazing, but this one is definitely a jaw drop. It's like watching IMAXand planetarium show and laser water show in Manila rolled into one. Amazing entertainment. A must see. Best of all, the ticket is free!!!!
6. Macao Tower
Also known as Macau Sky Tower. It's 388 meters high. It has an observation deck where you can have a sense of how expansive downtown Macau is. Entrance is now at 120 MOP or around 650 pesos. There is a shopping mall below and a convention center as well. This is where the famous Macau bunjee jump is whichI have no courage to try. Not yet. hahaha
I will be dealing with most of these sites/ attractions specifically in the days to come as I have tons of photos to share with you. Please look for it in my Macau attractions series.
7. GOLDEN TREE Show @ Wynn Hotel and I also suggest Fishermans Wharf.
Macau they say is enough for a day of sightseeing but I guess you need more than that if you are to really see all the historic places. They have lots of old churches and fortresses. We missed the Fisherman's wharf, which is just near the Pier but we saw more than what I have in my itinerary. Thanks for Ro Anne for helping us around and extending her good company. Macau indeed became a very memorable place for us because of all these places we visited and because of her presence.....
We left for the Ferry terminal at 5:30 pm but we were not able to board until 7pm as there are so many people who want to cross Hong Kong. by this time, I was already getting nervous, the New years Day fireworks display in Victoria Harbor is at 8pm. huhuhu
more Macau sightseeing attractions here