Ilha da Taipa Travel Guide

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Ilha da Taipa Things to Do

  • Church of our Lady of Carmel

    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

    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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  • Museum of Taipa and Coloane History

    The Museum of Taipa and Coloane History is a pastel green and white building which consists of nine exhibition rooms, a video presentation zone and a souvenir shop. A comprehensive collection of exhibits are displayed at the museum. There are two levels of exhibition which provide visitors with a better understanding of the modern political and...

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  • Carmo Fair (Old Taipa Market)

    Located on what was originally called the Rua de Derieta Carlos Eugenio, the Carmo Fair was first documented in Sept 14, 1886.Originally built on the water's edge, sand and silt and water effects have made the current location land-locked.Up until the new market was built, the Old Market was in use until 1970's. Until then, it was a focal point of...

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  • Museum of Taipei and Coloane History

    This musuem is dedicated to the two more rural islands that make up part of the Macua territory and the industries that thrived here. The musuem is housed in the former council building for the islands.

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  • Taipa House Museum

    This is the one must see in Taipa, it consist of series of Macanese colonial summer homes that face the lake. each house exhibits a difference cultural influence in Macua, Chinese, Portuguese and Macanese. In the final is a temporary exhibit of art

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  • Walk along the peaceful street

    Enjoy the tranquility in Taipa, away from the hustle and bustle of Macau city. Love the flowers along the street.

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  • Taipa Sculpture Complex

    It will not take but a short time to walk around the area and take in the sites. I went and spent ~30 minutes. In nice weather this is just a short walk from Crown Casino.There are a few dozen random sculptures, and the random views of the bridges leading back to Macau.

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  • Templo de Ka Sin Tong (I Leng)

    Situated at one of the small streets along Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio is the small temple called the Ka Sin Tong (I Leng) Temple.A simple Chinese temple "tucked" between the residential buildings. Not popularly visited.To get to Ka Sin Tong Temple, board Bus no. 11, 15, 22, 28A, 30, 33 and 34

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  • Jardim Da Cidade Das Flores - Flower...

    Situated in the town, across the street from the ParknShop supermarket, this classical Chinese garden has a large pond with lotus. This walled garden is next to some high rise residential area. The setting of this garden is typically Chinese : winding bridges, small pavillions. There is also a children's playground within the garden.To get to...

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  • Jardim Municipal - "Municipal Garden"

    From Our Lady of Carmel, pathways wind down towards a beautiful garden with greens and colourful flowers. There are sheds for you to sit and enjoy the view and rest your feet. You can even have a picnic here.Jardim Municipal Garden is in the vicinity of the Taipa VillageTo get to Jardim Municipal Garden : Bus Nos. 11,15, 21, 21A, 22,25, 28A, 33, 34

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  • Our Lady of Carmel, a neo-classical...

    Situated on a small hill looking towards the causeway and Coloane Island is Our Lady of Carmel, a neo-classical church built in 1885. The area around the church is serene and beautiful pathways and stairways that will lead you to the Taipa Village. When we were there, which was a Sunday morning, there was a church service going on. Lots of people...

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  • Macau International Airport (MIA)

    The Macau International Airport (MIA), which opened in late 1995, is one of the gateway to Macau. It is situated on the east side of Taipa Island, and the runway is built on a man-made island. It is linked by the Friendship Bridge to the Ferry Terminal and by the Macau Taipa Bridge to the downtown area. The passenger terminal is spacious with...

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  • Wallace Fountain

    The 2nd Wallace Fountain is a drinking water fountain donated by the Macao Water Supply Co Ltd in 2005.A thin stream of potable water flows continuously from the centre of the dome at the. The four “Goddesses” supporting the roof of the fountain represent Simplicity, Temperance, Charity and Goodness. This fountain is located at Largo Governador...

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  • Kum Yam Temple

    While following the walking trail, we chane upon this Kum Yam Temple .Kum Yam Temple is dedicated to the worship of "Godess Kum Yam". Eventhough this is a very small temple, you could still see all the burnt offerings made at this temple.

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  • Food Street - Rua da Cunha

    Rua da Cunha is a narrow street in Taipa Village more commonly known as the Food Street.It is located at the town centre of Taipa. It is famous for shops selling almond cakes, seaweed wafer, phoenix egg rolls, coconut flakes and peanut candy.Visitors usually buy those pastries home as souvenirs for family, friends and colleagues. Choi Heong Yuen...

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  • Pak Tai Temple

    Pak Tai Temple is dedicated to the worship of Taoist God of Pak Tai (God of the North).According to the inscription found inside the temple on the wall, the temple was first constructed in 1844 and having a long history of more than 150 years.The Pak Tai Temple was reconstructed twice in 1882, with the donations from the local residents, and the...

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  • Taipa House Museum

    Taipa House Museum The Taipa House Museum was originally houses that belonged to the rich and wealthy on Taipa Island. They are being restored and converted into a museum and made into a tourist attractions. The Taipa House Museum now has an art gallery, a house to display traditional Portuguese clothing, a section on Taipa and Coloane's history,...

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Ilha da Taipa Restaurants

  • Good local food at cheap prices

    Macanese cuisine is obviously a mixture of Chinese and Portuguese. Quinella's offers the real-deal with decent size portions for extremely reasonable prices.The wait staff will not likely speak English, but the menus have English subtitles, so you can easily point to what you want. The bacalau in Macanese sauce is good, as is the broccoli in...

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  • Famous Pork Chop Bun

    Must try the pork chop bun and milk tea. Be there to queue before 3pm when they start selling fresh buns from the oven.

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  • Dumbo Restaurant

    We wanted to have our lunch at Dumbo but they were closed and not open till lunch time.It is quite easy to locate this building at one corner of the street with a big dumbo pic on their signboard.They serve great desserts.

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Ilha da Taipa Nightlife

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    Irish Bar of Taipa

    by DSwede Written Oct 2, 2007

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    Irish Bar offers a decent selection of spirits and beers, as well as a typical food menu for a bar. There are a few large TV's that show the big games. There is a pool table and dart board for those that wish to actually participate in a game instead of just watching one.

    Dress Code: Casual dress is all that is required.

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Ilha da Taipa Transportation

  • From Portas do Cerco To Coloane by bike

    Uma ótima maneira de viajar em Macau é de bicicleta. As ilhas podem ser facilmente visitadas utilizando esse transporte. Normalmente, o aluguer custa 20 patacas por hora.By bicycle is a good way to travel in Macau. Islands can be easily visited using this transportation. Normally, fare is 20 MOP per hour.

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  • Getting to Taipa on the cheap

    There are many readily available buses that you can take to Taipa. However, if you are so inclined, or just wish to save a little money...Crown Casino offers a free shuttle from the ferry terminal to the casino. From there, most things are within easy walking distance. To find the bus, simply exit immigration and find the Crown Casino bus in the...

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  • Macau International Airport (MIA)

    The Macau International Airport (MIA), which opened in late 1995, is one of the gateway to Macau. It is situated on the east side of Taipa Island, and the runway is built on a man-made island. It is linked by the Friendship Bridge to the Ferry Terminal and by the Macau Taipa Bridge to the downtown area. The passenger terminal is spacious with...

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Ilha da Taipa Shopping

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    Rua da Cunha - crowded

    by myspices Updated Jul 26, 2006

    The food street of Rua da Cunha, shops are lined on both sides - selling variety of desserts, drinks and snacks. You will be amazed at the array of desserts being displayed - gelatine of all kinds, yogurt, ice-creams of all flavours and colours and drinks of all concoctions. If you are the one with the "sweet-tooth" - you have found yourself a lucky niche - drowned with the sweetness of all these desserts!

    Besides desserts, there are shops selling meals - Western, Chinese and Macanese.

    What to buy: 1. Desserts - jellies, gelatine, icrecream
    2. Drinks - cold mostly - fruit smoothies, juices of all kinds, shakes
    3. Snacks - sweet and savoury

    To see pics on some delicious desserts, click on my Taipa travelogue "Sweetness on Rua da Cunha"

    What to pay: reasonably priced

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Ilha da Taipa Local Customs

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    by MarioPortugal Written Jul 29, 2007

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    While wandering on the sidewalks of Taipa Island, visitors will notice these public "toilets" for dogs (see pic).

    These latrines are well positioned in the streets of Taipa and are easily identified for the relief of any given rushing dog. :)

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Ilha da Taipa Sports & Outdoors

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    Irish Bar, setting off for the Hash

    by DSwede Updated May 1, 2010

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    A Hash is a great way to see the sites of an area, as well as meet some people. For those of you who are uninitiated in the ways of a "Hash", it is basically a self-guided tour through an area (either walking or jogging), based on your ability to spot clues set out by the event's organizers.

    After ~1hr of walking/jogging (depending of which course you choose), you will have seen many sides of the city that most tourists do not know. And you will also get a chance to meet some locals.

    At the end of the Hash, socializing continues at the bar...

    The Hash is every Saturday ~4pm, starting at the Irish Bar. It may be canceled for holidays or special occasions.

    Equipment: Typical Hash attire are running/walking clothes. Its considered bad form to go in new shoes...

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