5/12/2009

Macau the Gateway Between East and West

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If you looking for a budget but romantic and fantastic honeymoon just try visiting Macau, a little city that lies along the south east coast of China to western part, from Pearl River Delta to Guangdong province in China. Macau is a Special Administrative Region that combine the east and western culture with around 517.000 population. If you like to travel to Macau as your honeymoon destination choice, you will enjoy the Chinese and Portuguese atmosphere and the blended cuisine there. You may say that Macau is small, but it become great magnet for tourist all around the world lately. The territory has thriving industries such as textiles, electronics and toys, and a notable tourist industry.Still not mention about the casinos. This makes it one of the richest cities in the world. The official language are Chinese and Portuguese but Cantonese is the most widely spoken.

Macau is a small place that you will enjoy all the tourist destination almost on foot. If you like to start from the historical destination you may start from the A Ma Temple this is the oldest of three old principal Temples in Macau it is believed that the construction of this temple is began in the 15th century. Name Macau is come from the word of A Ma Gao which means Bay of A Ma, referring to A Ma temple. Then continue to Moorish Barracks, Mandarin's House, St Lawrence Church, and Holy House of Mercy.


Do not forget the culinary of Macau, Macau has the similarity with Malaka the old city between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur but the culinary taste is different from Malaka. If Malaka cuisine a little bit like Chinese and Malay combination taste or Nonya taste, the cuisine in Macau is like Portuguese cuisine in Chinese style. You may try the ginger milk along the way to Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, many food stall will satisfied your culinary adventure from pastilleria (cake and pastry) to sweet ham. In Macau drinking ginger milk is like have a cup of hot chocolate in Italy. The culinary style between Portuguese and Chinese are similar like the use of claypot, you will find the claypot as souvenir almost in all the souvenir store in Macau. Don't worry of being starving There is plenty of good food to be had in Macau. Like any other Chinese, Macau people do eat throughout the day - up to five times a day.


Macau is heaven for a nightlife lover, Macau evenings offers famous high-profile entertainers, Portuguese folk dancing, disc jockey discotheques and live dance bands, depending on the place you choose. Macau also has many big casinos and well known as Asia's Las Vegas for many years most tourists come mainly to play in the Macau casinos. Aside from casinos, two other types of gambling in Macau are played, horse racing and greyhound racing. All Macau casinos operated under Government franchise and rules are standard in all gaming halls. They open 24-hours a day and there is no entry fee.

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