Macau is a city with a unique history. It was once a Portuguese colony. Now, along with Hong Kong, Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. As a result, there is a mix of Chinese and Portuguese culture (including food and language). Its proximity to Hong Kong also makes it a quick and fun daytrip, which is what we did.
Other photo sets in this country include:
Photo Set Information:
- Date Taken: October 2012
- Camera Used: Pentax K5
Senado Square in Macau, including the globe fountain, Centro de Turismo de Negócios (tourism centre), and a popup pagoda.
Fruit lanterns, likely part of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The stairs leading up to the Ruins of St. Paul's. It was the former site of St. Paul's College and the Cathedral of St. Paul. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist attraction.
Tourists taking photos at the Ruins of St. Paul's.
A closeup of the ruins.
The Friendship Statue depicts a Chinese girl giving a lotus flower to a Portuguese boy, representing the combination of two cultures in Macau. The lotus flower is the official floral emblem flower of Macau (and is depicted on their flag).
A puppeteer performing a comedy act on a balcony, playing a chef with a tiny body.
One of the oddities of the Macau market - a Ronald McDonald/Hitler mashup t-shirt.
A motorbicyclist on the cobblestone street.
St. Dominic's Church in Macau
Brightly lit storefronts at night in Macau