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Macau Travel Guide

Macau, though often mentioned in the same breath as Hong Kong, is an intrinsically different place and worthy of a trip in its own right. Occupying just 10 square miles on the other side of the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong and due south of mainland Zhuhai, Macau has a population of 500,000. It is comprised of the Macau Peninsula and two small islands, Taipa and Coloane, linked to the mainland by bridges and increasingly more reclaimed land. But they say beautiful things come in small packages and Macau’s period of Portuguese rule has lent it a distinctly European flavor, which complements its natural beauty. It has a range of attractions, from stunning Portuguese architecture to beaches, temples and, most importantly for the Chinese, casinos. For this reason, and its annual November Grand Prix, Macau has been labeled “the Monte Carlo of the Orient.” Despite its international airport, its grand prix and much recent construction since gambling laws were liberalized in 2002, Macau retains an enchantingly slow pace, making it a great place to unwind for a few days.

Last updated November 23, 2013
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