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Macau Travel Guide

Seventy kilometers off Hong Kong and forty-five kilometers away from Guanghzhou, Macao used to be a city under the administration of Xiangshan County in Guangdong before it was ceded to Portugal in 1557 as a reward of weeping out pirates endemic to the area. On December 20, 1999, after an absence of more than 400 years, this prodigal sun peacefully returned to China and is now a special administrative region of the PRC.

Macau is an extravagant fusion of east and west in lifestyles, architecture and food. Poker is a important activity in macau. The numerous cultural heritages, buildings, even the small alleys around the city bears witness of the transformation the island underwent over the centuries. Macau's prosperity and modernity is epitomized by the district around the Municipal Council. The Archway of St. Paul Church has become the symbol of Macau.     

Macau is a globally known casino center and the sophisticated lottery and gambling industry has become one of the main sources of incomes of the region. Poker in macu is famous all around the world. Another great contribution to the island's annual GDP is the tourism industry.

While the mandarin and Portuguese are the official languages, the Cantonese is the local's daily language and widest spoken. Many of the island's residents are able to understand the mandarin. English is widely used throughout the region.

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Macau Food

Macanese food is known throughout the world for its variety and fantastic flavors. The city’s history as a Portuguese colony has given it a culinary tradition combining Cantonese food, Portuguese food, and cuisines from Portugal’s other former colonies. For true “East-West” culinary fusion, look no

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Macau Transport

Hong Kong is linked to Macao by more than 150 sea crossings every day, with a choice of jetfoil, turbo cat, foil cat or express ferry services; the trip takes just under an hour by jetfoil. There's a daily ferry crossing to Shekou in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, north of Hong Kong. The Z

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Macau Restaurants

While restaurants specializing in Cantonese cuisine line the streets of Macao, there are other alternatives for you to venture into the exotic French style food, Portuguese Style food and some of the famed cuisines from mainland China: Beijing Cuisine, Sichuan cuisine and Huai-yang cuisine. If you w

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Macau Weather

Overview Macau enjoys a maritime subtropical monsoon climate, with a temperate weather condition all year round. The annual average temperature is about 20°C (68°F) and the annual difference in temperature ranges from 16°C (50°F) to 25°C (77°F). The coldest month falls in Ja

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