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You're Going to Love Macau

Macau is often called the "Las Vegas of China" because of its giant casinos and glamorous nightlife, including the world's largest casino in an area devoted almost exclusively to gaming and entertainment options. Be sure to bring - or buy - your party clothes to take advantage of the exciting vibe.

Macau is an autonomous region within China known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Situated across the Pearl River estuary from Hong Kong, Macau incorporates the islands of Taipa and Coloane as well as the city itself. The city of Zhuhai forms Macau's border to the north.

The city was a Portuguese territory for nearly four centuries until 1999, and you'll still hear the language spoken out and about today. You'll also find streets with Portuguese names, paved with traditional Portuguese tiles, right next to ancient Chinese temples, and brand new office towers. It's a fascinating mix of flavors, sights, and sounds just waiting for you to discover.

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When to Visit Macau

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Summers are very hot in Macau, making the mild winters a popular time for tourism. Just be aware that from time to time, there may be cold fronts where the temperature drops to near freezing. The city is also especially crowded during the Lunar New Year celebrations in late January or early February of each year. Typhoon season occurs between mid-summer to fall.

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How to Get to Macau

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Where to Stay in Macau

Many of the city's finest accommodation is connected to the casinos. For palatial grandeur - including gondola rides on an indoor river - look no farther than the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. The Rio Hotel and Casino offers sleek, modern rooms and amenities at a mid-level price. At the lower end of the price scale, you'll find many places like the Metropole Hotel Macau, with clean, comfortable rooms and basic amenities.

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Shopping Streets

There are shopping malls located throughout the peninsula and the Cotai Strip, including Avenida Infante Dom Henrique and Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, where you'll find local goods and souvenirs. Senado Square is a main area of central Macau, where the streets are lined with fashionable clothing boutiques and food stalls. New Yaohan, near the Ferry Terminal, is one of the city's most popular shopping centers and a great place to find discount electronics.

Groceries and Other

There are many grocery stores in Macau, including several locations of Royal Supermarkets on the peninsula, and Park 'n Shop Taipa on the island. A quart of milk costs about MOP$15.00 and a dozen eggs about MOP$18.50.

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Where to Eat in Macau

Lai Heen, at the Ritz-Carlton, offers a stylish dining room and fantastic Asian cuisine, with dishes starting at about MOP$400. For authentic Portuguese cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, look to Fernando's Restaurant, with mains starting at about MOP$160. The Golden Peacock has a menu of authentic Indian cuisine in an elegant dining room, with main dishes starting at approximately MOP$280.