cheap comfortable ferry to Macau + what to see

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    China Travel Service sometimes have specials for round trip ticket plus one night hotel for about $400 per person, thats if you wish to stay the night... like if you go in the evening, check out the Venetian or other casino. Then sleep and go to Senada Square and see the ruins and stuff the next day before coming back.

    I went in january... they put us in Hotel Tapia, which is pretty nice and it's close to the venetian. MGM grand is pretty cool too.


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    if 310 is too expensive for you there is still the bus option from Shenzhen but that means having a China Visa.....else it is more expensive..anyway you wouldn't want to do that since it takes a lot more time

    Take the ferry that is the best.

    What to see...there are LOADS of things to do and see there (for such a small territory it is quite amazing)

    To mention a few:
    The Leal Senado (San Ma Lou in Chinese)
    The San Paul's ruins - and the streets leading to it (full of nice furniture shop/ small food stall)
    The red Market (local market)
    Kun Iam Temple
    A Ma Temple
    The Fort

    Casinos:
    Venetian - the biggest one
    Old Lisboa - the historical one
    Wynn - the higher class one

    Try to go to Taipa and Coloane too (great historical portuguese villages)

    Food: if you look for portuguese/macanese food give a try to one of those:
    - Alfonso III near San Malo
    - Club Militar (more high class)
    - A Lorcha (near A Ma temple)
    - Littoral (near A Ma temple)
    - PETISQUEIRA (Taipa Village)
    - O Manel (Taipa Village)
    - Na Tim (Coloane)

    Else great burmese restaurants near the Red Market....

    All in all food is better there than in HK anyway...

    Eat at least a Chu Pa Pao (bun with a Pork Chop inside) and one of those Dan Tat (egg tart)

    Last edited by Mat; 14-07-2008 at 04:05 PM.

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    As touristy and cliched that it is I enjoy the buffet at the Macau Tower. Greatfood and on a clear day the view is amazing. Also go up to the observation deck where you can see the crazy buggers doing the rim walk - 60 floors up, no rail top hang onto - just attached by an overhead cord. The tour guides swing off the walkway and frankly I almost shat myself just watching them.

    St Psul's ruins are impressive. The martyrs crypt is quite eerie...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsnotmypuppy:
    As touristy and cliched that it is I enjoy the buffet at the Macau Tower. Greatfood and on a clear day the view is amazing. Also go up to the observation deck where you can see the crazy buggers doing the rim walk - 60 floors up, no rail top hang onto - just attached by an overhead cord. The tour guides swing off the walkway and frankly I almost shat myself just watching them.

    St Psul's ruins are impressive. The martyrs crypt is quite eerie...
    The skywalk is pretty tame, to be honest. I'm no thrillseeker, and once I realised how safe the harness was, I wasn't worried at all. I'm also not exactly a lightweight... I've been up there a couple of times with people who've done the jumps - both bungee and wire - and that scares me.

    I really need to get around to writing up my recommended day trip to Macau at some point - I've been an impromptu tour guide there a few times.

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