Ilha da Taipa Things to Do

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    Macau Stadium and Olympic Aquatic Centre

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The Macau Stadium and Olympic Aquatic Centre was build to host the East Asia Games which was held in 2005.

    The Macau Stadium is now the venue for football, track and field and athletic competitions for the locals.

    Take the lane just behind Mac Donalds and you will e able to see the stadium.

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    Tin Hau Temple

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The Tin Hau Temple – Buddhist Goddess of the Sea, is dedicated to the worship of the Taoist Goddess of Seafarers.

    The temple has a lavishly decorated altar and traditional ornamentation. There is a donation box where worshipper could donate generously to the temple. Look at the incense that were burnt offering and attached to the coils are some prayer list.

    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Chapel of Our Lady of Carmel

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The Chapel of Our Lady of Carmel was built in 1885 on top of the hill overlooking Coloane Island.

    Take the zig zag staircases and it will lead you to a beautiful garden and to the Taipa Houses Museum.

    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Taipa Village

    by imstress Updated Jul 8, 2006

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    The original Taipa Village had now turned into a tourist area.

    Some of Macau's most famous Chinese, Portguese, Macanese and Thai restaurants and Chinese pastry shops are located here here at Rua do Cunha (Food Street).

    You will find Chineses shophouses, Portuguese-style pffices, small temples, former firecracker factory, narrow alleys in this colourful village. A market place featuring local crafts and food is held on Sundays.

    Bus: 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33, 34, 35

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    Historical House of Museum .. Taipa Village

    by myspices Updated May 26, 2006

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    The Association of the 8 panoramas of Macau selected the landscape that merges the classified area constituted by Taipa Houses-Museum, the Carmo Church, the former Carmo Library and the 2 little gardens as one of the eight views of Macau - especially the Taipa Houses-Museum, which includes 5 typical green houses with Macanese architectural characterics of Portuguese Matrix, is considered one of the cultural relics and heritages of the Island. The Taipa Houses-Museum was built in 1921 which had been the residence for high superiors and Macanese families. In late 90's, the place has been fully remodelled and transforming them into museums and renaming the houses as "Macanese House", "House of the Islands", "House of the Portugal Regions", "Exhibition Gallery " and "House of Reception"
    Inside the Portual Regions House.. lots of exhibits on Portuguese reign and development of Taipa and Macau as a whole and don't forget to read about the fire crackers factory and see how the ancient fireworks was made.... interesting (see pics attached)

    To get to Taipa Houses-Museum : Bus Nos. 11,15, 21, 21A, 22,25, 28A, 33, 34

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    Inside the House of the Islands

    by myspices Updated May 25, 2006

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    Go inside a Macanese house, beautiful interior decorations and the furnitures are of Chinese, Portuguese and British influence. Entrance is free and you can admire the various furnitures and fittings, beds and beddings, furnishings of the Macanese house. There are 2 sections, upstairs and downstairs.

    To see furnitures and fittings, see attached 2 pics

    To get to House of the Islands in Taipa village : Bus Nos. 11,15, 21, 21A, 22,25, 28A, 33, 34

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    Back in times.. Macanese houses in Taipa Village

    by myspices Updated May 25, 2006

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    The Macanese House is one of Macau's typical houses of colonial structure. You can find a stretch of these houses in Taipa Village. It brings back the period of Portugues splendor that was characterized by the affluence of British, Manchu, Mandarins and traders in this island. The pastel green of the houses lined with white trimmings is picturesque against the lake . The pathway is cobblestoned and lined with patches of flowers and tall shady trees. Benches are placed near to the lake if you wish to sit to relax. Walk along further down you will find the Museum and the Exhibition Hall inside these Macanese houses. See attached pics to appreciate the colonial structures..

    To get to Taipa village : Bus Nos. 11,15, 21, 21A, 22,25, 28A, 33, 34

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    House of the Islands

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    The "House of the Islands" is the only museum, where the physiognomy and history of the Taipa and Coloane Islands is exhibited. One can imagine by reviewing in retrospective, the past and the present on the Islands through historical traces, figures and written description. It is represented with ten themes, the characteristic of its physiognomy, archaeology, history development, actual population and transportation, temples, Portuguese building, cuisine, infrastructures and local activities.

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    The Macanese House

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    The "Macanese House" is one of the Macao's typical houses in colonial style. It reminds visitors a period of Portuguese splendor that was characterized by frequent affluence of the British, Manchu, Mandarins and traders in this tiny territory. Wandering along the houses, anyone can admire and recognize the living standard of the Macanese families during that period. The characteristic of the house, furniture, objects, replicas and decoration is from the beginning of the 20th century.

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    Taipa Houses-Museum

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    The Association of the eight panoramas of Macao selected the landscape that merges the classified area constituted by the Taipa Houses-Museum, the Carmo Church, the Carmo Lirbrary and the two little gardens as one of the eight views of Macao, especially the Taipa Houses-Museum, which includes five typical green houses with Macanese architectural characteristics of Portuguese Matrix, is considered one of the cultural relics and heritages of the Island.

    The Taipa Houses-Museum was built in 1921, which had been the residences for high superiors and Macanese families. In the 80's, the Tourist Department of Macao (now the Macao Government Tourist Office) bought and recovered them. In late 90's, the government decided to fully remodel them, recognizing its important architectural value, transforming them into museums and renaming the houses as "Macanese House", "House of the Islands", "House of the Portugal Regions", "Exhibition Gallery" and "House for Reception" The Taipa Houses-Museum opened to public on 5 December 1999 and is administrated by the Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau.

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    Carmel Gardens

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    On a hill to the east of the village looking towards the causeway and Coloane Island is Our Lady of Carmel, a neo-classical church built in 1885. Paths wind down from the church square through the hillside Carmel Gardens to the Avenida da Praia, a tree-lined pedestrian area which harks back to the early days of the 20th century. Five restored Mediterranean style residences of the 1920's look out on the former anchorage of China trade clipper ships, and one of the buildings, the Macanese House Museum, contains period furnishings of Chinese and European styles and mementoes of Macanese life at the time. Taipa Praia is one of the best places to catch a cooling breeze in summer, and an ornate kiosk with cafe tables provides refreshments

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    Taipa Village

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Chinese shophouses, Portuguese-style offices, small temples and a former firecracker factory share the narrow streets and alleys of this busy, colourful village. Hanging flower baskets and old-fashioned street lamps make it an appealing place to stroll, and the numerous restaurants along the Rua da Cunha (known as Food Street) are popular destinations for Portuguese, Macanese, Chinese, or Italian cuisine.

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    Pou Tai Un

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Situated close to the bridge, this is the largest temple on the islands and still growing. New buildings with yellow-tiled roofs, vividly painted carved wooden eaves and ornate balconies stand overlooking older prayer halls, gardens with statues, carp ponds and classical pavilion as well as vegetable plots which, supply the kitchens of the vegetarian restaurant.

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    Church of our Lady of Carmel

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Sep 8, 2013

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    This 1885 church is the largest catholic church in Taipa village. It sits on a small hill overlooking the Taipa house museum.

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    Ka Sin Tang Temple

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Sep 8, 2013

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    This small temple sits in literally a hole in the wall along Silva Avenida. It's one of the oldest in Taipa.

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