Macau in China is regarded as the Las Vegas of the Far East. With 33 casinos to choose from, the city attracts gamblers from across the region and further afield. However, if you look away from the glitz and glamour of the casinos, Macau has plenty of other activities that highlight the local cultures.
If you’re in search of some delicious food during your stay in one of Macau’s cheap apartments, you won’t have to look far. There are a number of local specialties, some of which go back to its time as a Portuguese colony, including Portuguese egg tarts. There is also the opportunity to taste great dim sum, Pork Chop buns, and durian ice cream.
Take a walk down Taipa Village
Taipa Village has a more rustic charm than other parts of Macau and benefits from its Chinese and Portuguese influences. Along the narrow alleys and streets, you’ll come across traditional shops. At night, its colorful facades are brought to life with lights. Here you’ll also find one of the city’s Chinese temples. There are other temples to explore, including the Ah Ma and Na Tcha Temples.
Admire Senado Square
This is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Historic Center of Macau. The square features traditional Portuguese-style mosaics, and there is a stunning water fountain in the middle. A number of attractions worth visiting can be found close to the square, including the Holy House of Mercy, St Dominic’s Church, and the ruins of St Paul’s.