Unique Places in Macao

  • Hac Sa Beach.
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    We didn't intend it, but we...

    by highd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We didn't intend it, but we got off the beaten path and were crossing the town without seeing all the important sights. We even got lost and had to ask for the way. Later we found a tourist-information and got a map. Though it was fun. The architecture is fascinating there.

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    Zhongzhan

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 29, 2002

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    I did a day trip from Macau when of course Macau was not part of China. I am not sure of the border now with China, whether it is open, or there is still some restrictions. Zhongshan is now China's fastest-developing Special Economic Zone in the Pearl River Delta as well as being the birthplace of Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China. A whole lot different to what I saw some 12 years ago. Until recently it was one of the poorest areas in China. In the late 1800s it was a major source of labour for Hawaii plantations, and most of Hawaii's Chinese community claim roots here.

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    Dr Sun Yat Sen's Memorial

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 29, 2002

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    The Middle School is located at the north of Sun Yat-Sen's former residence. The school was built by Sun ke, Sun Yat-sen's son to memorise and inspire all students to devote themselves to study and give their contribution to the country.

    The first project of building was completed at the end of 1934, and comprises Heling Hall, Haodong Hall, Shouping Hall, Chingling Hall, Baojun Hall and a teacher's and students dormitory and was approved as one of the first key middle schools of Guangdong province in 1953.

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    Barrier Gate (Portas do Cerco)

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Situated at the northern most point of Macau, the stone gate that traditionally marked the border with China is now maintained in a small park. It was erected in 1870 and is inscribed with a quotation from Camoes: 'Honour your country for your country is watching you". Today's travellers use the modern buildings on either side, which house immigration and customs. The border is open from 7 am to midnight.

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    Barrier Gate (Portas do Cerco)

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Situated at the northern most point of Macau, the stone gate that traditionally marked the border with China is now maintained in a small park. It was erected in 1870 and is inscribed with a quotation from Camoes: 'Honour your country for your country is watching you". Today's travellers use the modern buildings on either side, which house immigration and customs. The border is open from 7 am to midnight.

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    Historic Archives

    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Contains letters, books and manuscripts pertaining to Portugal's exploration and Macau's relations with Europe, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia from a wide variety of governmental, civic, ecclesiastic and private sources. The most valuable have been put on microfilm, including 7500 items dating from 1587 to 1786.

    The archives are houses in one of the mansions in colonial style in Avenida de Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida restored by the Macau Government which won the Pacific Area Travel Association's Heritage Award, in 1982.

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    Teleferico da Guia

    by vincentf Updated Jul 4, 2005

    Here's a good view of Macau and Zhuhai, China from the top of a Guia Hill by taking a short cable car ride. It is along Av. Sidonio Pais. The price is MOP5 for a return trip. Bus no. 2 from Barra and Iao Hon will pass near the park.

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    Kun Iam Temple

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 24, 2009

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    In the North part of the Penisula, this temple built in 1627 is dedicated to Kung Iam the goddess of Mercy. It was at this temple in 1844 that the US and China signed there first trade treaty.

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    Mong Ha Hill

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 24, 2009

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    This hill served as the 3rd fortress to protect the northern land approach to the city. Today a tourism school sits on the top of the hill along with the ruins of the fort.

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    Lin Fung Temple

    by Jim_Eliason Written Dec 24, 2009

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    This Taoist temple was built in 1592 and was famous for housing Chinese dignataries when they visited.

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    Jardim da Flora (Flora Garden) - Gateway

    by ahoerner Written Jul 6, 2005

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    The stone gateway at the entrance of Flora Garden was once the palace guardhouse. You reach this entrance on the Avenue Sidonio Pais, some minutes walking from the ferry terminal.

    Perla at the Flora Garden stone gateway.
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    Miradouro de N.Senhora da Penha

    by ahoerner Written Jul 6, 2005

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    Nicely decorated, this courtyard near the Penha Church is where you can have magnificent views from Macau and Taipa specially in open days… we had then the bad luck of visiting a foggy Macau.

    Miradouro de N.S.da Penha.
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  • dun forget to look around...

    by vividvivian Updated May 31, 2003

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    dun forget to look around when you are on the bus! may be you will find something interesting on the way to somewhere

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    Here's a map to help you stay...

    by acemj Updated Dec 1, 2003

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    Here's a map to help you stay on or off the beaten path. As you can see, Macao is made up of two islands, Coloane and Taipa, as well as the mainland and they are connected by two bridges.

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Macao Hotels

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