Old Town Macau

Introduction
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Old Town Macau
Old Town Macau

Macau is a mix of old and new. A former Portuguese colony up until 1999, it is now part of the People’s Republic of China, and along with Hong Kong, is one of the two special administrative regions of China.

Although Las Vegas is probably considered the gambling capital of the world, Macau has had an influx of casinos since opening up Macau to foreign operators in 2002. Macau is THE gambling capital of the world, and it’s really not even a contest.

In 2013, Macau’s gambling revenue was about $45 billion, compared to Las Vegas’ $6.5 billion.

Away from all the lights and glitzy exteriors of the casinos, sits Old Town Macau, which has tried to hold onto some of its Portuguese heritage. Yes, there is a large influx of shopping mixed within the old city along with a heavy Chinese influence.

Old Town Macau Historical Sites
Old Town Macau Historical Sites
Signs
Signs
Signs
Signs
Signs
Signs

Signs to historical landmarks are well posted throughout the city.

Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple
Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple
Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple
Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple

Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple.

Holy House of Mercy
Holy House of Mercy
Holy House of Mercy
Holy House of Mercy

Holy House of Mercy.

St. Dominic's Church
St. Dominic’s Church
St. Dominic's Church
St. Dominic’s Church

St. Dominic’s Church.

The Bishop's House
The Bishop’s House
The Bishop's House
The Bishop’s House

The Bishop’s House.

Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral
Cathedral

Cathedral.

Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress
Mount Fortress

Mount Fortress.

Ruin's of St. Paul's
Ruin’s of St. Paul’s
Ruin's of St. Paul's
Ruin’s of St. Paul’s
Ruin's of St. Paul's
Ruin’s of St. Paul’s
Ruin's of St. Paul's
Ruin’s of St. Paul’s
Ruin's of St. Paul's
Ruin’s of St. Paul’s

Ruins of St. Paul’s.

This is just a small glimpse of Macau’s past.

If visiting Macau, I do think it is worth it to spend one day away from the casinos in order to explore the Old Town.

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