Macao in brief
Located west of the Pearl River estuary in Guangdong Province, 40 nautical miles west of Hong Kong, Macao¡¯s 24 sq km of area comprise the Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. Macao has been a part of Chinese territory since ancient times. In 1553, the Portuguese bribed local government officials in Guangdong to gain permission to drop anchor in Macao¡¯s harbor a
A-Ma Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Macau. Situated in the Barra District and at the base of Pehua Hill, the temple is dedicated to the god A-Ma (Mother and Queen of the Sea) after whom Macau is also named. There are numerous legends about A-Ma, but the most popular is that she was a beautiful young girl from Fujian province who saved a ship from sinking en route to G
Located on Taipa, Macau International Airport serves regional destinations with lights to Hong Kong, Taipei and most major mainland Chinese cities daily. Cabs take about 5-10 minutes from the airport to Taipai, 15 to the Ferry Terminal or city center, and 20 to the Barrier Gate.
The airport tax of MOP$80-130 (MOP$50 for children aged between 2 to 12) and departure tax a
Crab Stir-fried with Kali
Crab Stir-fried with Kali is a delicious local dish. The cooking method is: stir-fry the Kali until you can smell its aroma; add into it some vegetable soup and mix them into Kali juice; put the juice onto fresh crabs and stir-fry them together. The finished dish tastes very fresh and aromatic. Many people from Hong Kong are so attracted by this famous local dish
Shop duty-free in Macau, where you can score a range of luxury goods, from gold, jewelry, watches, cameras, electronics and wines. You can either shop with Hong Kong dollars (HKD) or Macanese patacas (MOP), and most places will take major international cards; ATMs are plentiful and accept most international cards. The pataca's exchange value is virtually identical to that of the HKD and RMB. Be ca
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