Exploring the Many Delights of Macau
If you thought that Las Vegas was the world’s most popular casino destination you’d be wrong. This is because the tiny Chinese enclave of Macau has long overtaken Vegas and now attracts over 30 million visitors each year which is pretty impressive when you consider that Macau’s population is just over half a million!
So what can you expect when you arrive in Macau? The first thing that impresses is the way that the compact city is packed full of extravagant skyscrapers that are perched on the edge of the Pearl River and the East China Sea.
As the enclave is on the southern coast of China, it can suffer from some pretty sweltering temperatures in the summer months. But its grand casinos such as the Casino Lisboa, Sands Macau and Wynn Macau all feature luxurious air-conditioning and so they provide a great opportunity to escape the heat and see how the Chinese really love to gamble!
Even if you don’t know your slots games from your roulette tables, these huge gambling establishments are hugely impressive. And it’s easy to see why Western gaming sites like LadyLucks have paid their own tribute to Chinese gambling through their Gong Xi Fa Ca slots games.
If you should tire of the slots games, then there’s plenty more to discover in Macau than just casino entertainment. The Ruins of St Paul’s is a good place to see a remnant of Portugal’s colonial legacy – be sure to throw some coins into the top window for a touch of luck at the casinos.
History fans would also be in for a treat if they visited the A-Ma Temple as it was built in the 15th century as a tribute to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu and is the oldest temple in Macau!
It’s also great fun to idly wander the cobbled streets around the older parts of the city that feature quaint pastel-coloured houses amidst the cosmopolitan blend of oddities like the Moorish barracks and charming quiet spaces like Lilau Square.
And obviously no mention of Macau is complete without stating that it’s something of a foodie heaven with many cafes and restaurants around Senado Square showing how there’s much more to Macau than gambling.
So although the gambling action in this densely populated enclave has inspired plenty of mobile slots games, it’s clear that Macau truly has something for everyone!