I hope to go to Bangkok this year, it still is in my goal. For now, all I can do is recall the wonderful memories of my 2nd out of the country trip with my wife last February through the busy streets, historic corridors and high rises of Hongkong and Macau.
In particular, I would like to feature SENADO SQUARE and the RUINS of Saint PAUL which are no doubt one of the most famous landmarks of Macau.
Senado Square otherwise known as Senate Square is a paved area in the centre of the former Portugese colony of Macau. In the entrance, you can easily notice colonial buildings including Leal Senado and the General Post Office. A few step deeped into the square is St. Dominic,s Church. The square is paved in the traditional Portugese pavement. The main road of Macau's historic centre, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro also passes through the square.
Senado Square is one of the many historical sites of Macau included in the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
The Ruins of St. Paul's on the other hand or Ruínas de São Paulo used to be a 16th century complex in Macau which includes what is originally St. Paul's College.It is a 17th century Portuguese cathedral dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle. It's deep into the maze of alleys from the Senado Square.
I recall that we were in a hurry that morning when we went to Senado Square and we missed the corner leading to the ruins after passing by St. Dominic's church. I was too busy with my dslr so we went the other way. Then again, there are small street signs which will guide you to the ruins so better look for them. Also, if you are not sure, try to pause after Saint Dominics church and obseve where most people (esp. tourust looking) are heading and that's where you should also go.
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