Don’t Miss the Top Things to Do in Macau

Sep 3, 2019 | Escape, Macau, MJ Toledo

Culture & Travel 

Nam Van Lake, Macau | Diego Delso

Macau is a paradise for people who love culture and food. Ready to explore the land of towering casinos and mouth-watering egg tarts? Check out what to do in the booming city of Macau

Despite its myriad of things to offer, a lot of travelers skip Macau in favor of other Asian countries. However, the “Las Vegas of the East” is surprisingly one of the most diverse regions you can visit in the continent.

To help you explore the best sights, activities, and food, here’s a peek on what to do on your trip to Macau.

Watch a Water Show

Macau is not short of world-class attractions to entertain you. If you want to be awed, make sure to include the iconic House of Dancing Water in your itinerary. Known as the most successful and longest water show in the world, you’ll surely be delighted by it. In this breathtaking water extravaganza, you’ll get to see the masterpiece of theatre producer Franco Dragone.

Macau - House of Dancing Water

Macau – House of Dancing Water | Roderick Eime

For more than six years, this attraction has captured the hearts of locals and tourists because of its one and a half hour of exhilarating stunts, contagious energy, and amazing scenery which features some of the best dancers, acrobats,  motorcyclists, actors, and divers in the world.

Try Egg Tarts

Your visit to Macau would not be complete without trying a box of fresh and delicious egg tarts, and we say a box because you’ll surely finish it all. Macau has become a place of pilgrimage for dessert lovers because of this delicacy.

Portuguese Egg Tarts - Macau

Portuguese Egg Tarts – Macau | David Boté Estrada

There is no better place to try egg tarts than its original home, Lord Stow’s Bakery. Many locals still consider the place as the best in the area. As you bite into its flaky crust and decadent egg custard center, you’ll surely have a smile on your face. Oh, and did we mention the egg tarts have a delicious crème brulee top? Win!

Bungy Jump

People who say Macau is a boring place for thrill-seekers surely do not know that it boasts the highest commercial Bungy jump in the world. The one of a kind experience is located right at the top of the Macau Tower.

You better forget your fear of heights because you’ll definitely feel queasy as you take a leap in its 764-feet platform. It might just be the longest free fall of your life. Perfect for daredevils and those who want to challenge themselves, it’s truly worth trying.

Visit the Ruins of St. Paul

Macau’s most famous landmarks is the Ruins of St. Paul, and there’s a reason why tourists love it – it’s beautiful stone façade has become a symbol for Macau. The spot used to be the St. Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul, one of the greatest churches of Macau. Built in the 16th century, the attraction welcomed locals until it burned down in 1835.

Since then, the remnants of the place of worship have become a favorite hangout place among people. Don’t forget to take a selfie and immerse yourself in its busy side streets.

Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau - Dan

Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau – Dan

Go to a Casino

Whether you are a gambler or not, trying your luck in a game of Baccarat is something you must do in Macau. It would be an eye-opening experience to see the cultural difference of Las Vegas casinos and the ones in Macau.

Unlike Las Vegas, you’d want to skip having a drink in hand as you play since it is uncommon for Chinese people to inject an entertaining element on it. If you have cash in your pocket you can bet big on a VIP room. Its rates usually start from $50,000 – 100,000 HKD per hand.

Lisboa Casino, Macau

Lisboa Casino, Macau | Wylie Poon

Ready to Explore Macau?

Despite its reputation as a casino city, Macau is so much more than that. With it’s thriving cultural, food, and business scene, there’s surely no place on earth like it. When you get a little taste of what this city has to offer, you’ll want to keep coming back for more.

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