Coloane Village (Vila De Coloane in Portuguese) is an ancient village on offshore island -Coloane Island, which was initially a fishing village and trading port of Guangdong Province in the Ming (1368－1644) and the Qing (1636 -1911) dynasties. Coloane Village was threated by pirates during the Qing Dynasty (1636 -1911), and the Portuguese army defeated pirates successfully in 1910, therefore, visitors can still see a vast memorial in front of Franciscan Church.
Highlights of Coloane Village
Coloane Village enjoys very fresh air due to less being affected by urban development construction and residence activities. Coloane Village stretches to the Old Ferry Port and Feilou District to the north and extents to the Tan’s Temple to the south, where the cultural relics of the Neolithic Age were excavated in 1972, revealing the pre-history of Macau.
Background Information about Coloane Island
With an area of 7.6 square kilometers (2.9 square miles) and a population of about 4,300, Coloane Island is rather big with trees, hills and beaches, where the natural scenery is very beautiful, highlighted by the Black Sand Beach and the Bamboo Bay.
The locals live on fish, as s result, there are many ship docks on the island. Owing to rapid development of Macau, a number of infrastructure projects have been successfully completed on the island, represented by Jiuao Port.
Macau goverment funded to build a sports Hall named “Egg of Macau”between Tai Pa Island and Coloane Island to welcome 2005 Macau East Asian Sports.
Coloane Island has a higher topography compared with that in Tai Pa Island, where the famous mountains include Tashitang Mountain, Jiuao Mountain. As the highest peak of Macau, Tashitang Mountain is 174 meters (571 feet) high above the sea level.