30 Things to do in Macau | Macau Travel Guide
This is my ultimate travel guide for Macau – the gambling capital of Asia including 30 secrets and best places to visit which I carefully selected, things to do in Macau like world’s highest urban bungee jump, Eduardo Marques Square, best Portuguese egg tarts, pork chop buns, historical villages of Taipa and Coloane, quality Portuguese cuisine at Dragon & Porto, Venetian Macau (World’s biggest casino) and the best Macau bars & nightclubs. Subscribe to my channel ► for new videos!
Macau is perhaps one of the most unique nations I’ve ever visited. Who would have thought that Portugal had an entire colony for almost 500 years in China. What makes Macau even more authentic is how well preserved the colonial buildings are, given you a real authentic experience of how life must have been like in the past centuries.
@0:00 – Intro
@0:36 1) Ruins of St. Pauls
@1:10 2) Monte Fort
@1:50 3) Macau Museum
@2:49 4) Bak Kwa, pork jerky
@3:24 5) Tai Lei Loi Kei, pork cutlet sandwich
@4:03 6) Black Pepper Pork Buns
@4:37 7) Macau Tower Bungy Jump
@5:53 8) Margaret’s Cafe e Nata
@6:17 9) Yee Shun Milk Company
@6:33 10) Senado Square
@7:16 11) St. Lawrence Church
@7:28 12) Grand Lisboa Casino
@8:30 13) Wynn Macau Performance Lake
@8:54 14) Yu Dan, fish balls
@9:44 15) Dragon Portuguese Cuisine
@10:36 16) Macau Beer Temple
@11:28 17) Coloane Village
@12:03 18) Lord Stow’s Bakery
@12:37 19) Eduardo Marques Square
@12:57 20) Tam Kung Temple
@13:09 21) Taipa Houses-Museum
@13:45 22) Bird’s Nest Egg Tart
@14:42 23) Tuga & Lola Portuguese Wine
@15:10 24) Porto Cuisine
@16:29 25) Mok Yi Kei, durian ice cream
@17:51 26) The Venetian Macau
@18:29 27) The Parisian Macau
@18:53 29) Club Cubic, City of Dreams Casino
@19:57 28) SKY 21, rooftop
@20:34 30) TurboJET
@21:08 – Macanese Currency, Tipping, Taxes, Safety, Taxi’s, Affordability
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Ferry Ticket – Hong Kong to Macau
Special thanks to my friend Emily for showing me Taipa & Cotai
The easiest way to reach Macau is by TurboJET ferry from Hong Kong for just $171 HK dollars or $22 US dollars for a one-way. Do bring your passport because you will have to go through immigration! Once in Macau jump into a taxi towards your hotel or Airbnb ($47 USD OFF) but keep in mind that most taxi’s in Macau do not have seat-belts.
Macau is a great place for new and unique selfies, my favorite place being this incredible shot taken from R. Nova a Guia street. It took me almost an hour to find this secret site for that magical selfie. It is a perfect blend of new and old, like a giant spaceship just crash landed into a tiny Portoguese village.
Macau does offer an incredible fusion cuisine of Chinese and Portuguese called Macanese! With popular dishes like African chicken, Pork chop buns, Pork Jerky, Portuguese egg tarts (Pastel de Nata and plenty of desserts including durian ice cream and steam milk pudding from Yee Shun Milk.
The most popular tourist attractions in Macau include the Ruins of St. Paul’s of which only the front facade is still standing after 3x major fires and Senado Square for its beautiful Portuguese-style cobble stone roads. Do not miss visiting other gems like Monte Fort, Museum of Macau and the villages of Taipa and Coloane for an authentic Portuguese colonial experience.
Macau’s nightlife may be small but does have a few fantastic places for a night out, I recommend to start off the night at SKY 21, a gorgeous rooftop lounge on top of the AIA tower overlooking the Grand Lisboa and Macau Tower, they often have a live DJ, ping-pong and shisha’s for a fun evening and is open until 4am.
My favorite experience in Macau was the Macau Bungee, World’s highest urban bungee jump at 233 meters or 764 feet with a 6 or 7 second free-fall with a speed of 120km/h, click here for my full Macau Bungee experience. The bungee jump is pricey, roughly $400 US dollars, they also offer a Sky Jump, Sky Walk and Tower Climb for the true thrillseekers.
In conclusion, Macau truly surprised me, especially after staying here for 6 days. Most tourists make a day trip from Hong Kong but that is simply too short to do this nation justice. I recommend visiting Macau for 2 days and 2 nights to truly take in this unique former Portuguese colony and all its beauty.