Top 5 Things You Must Do and Places to Visit in Macau

A melting pot of different cultural influences is the glitzy city of Macau, found along the south coast of China. Called the “Las Vegas of Asia”, it boasts striking landmarks, bright lights, a lively atmosphere, great cityscape views, interesting heritage sites, shopping and gambling districts, and many more.


Taking a trip to the magnificent city soon? From adrenaline-pumping activities to kid-friendly amusement parks, here’s our take on the best Macau activities you can do with friends or family:

1. Take in the views and sights of the city

Wonder what it’s like to be in awe of Macau City’s best and brightest cityscape views from a staggering 338 meter-high view? Macau Tower makes this breathtaking experience possible—well, for those brave enough to face their fear of heights!

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An unmatched view of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane Islands await guests, seen from glass panel floors. If you’re lucky, you can even witness bungee jumpers in action! Plus, this observation tower/well-known city landmark features a cool panoramic glass elevator that gets you to the top in just a minute. Not for the faint of heart!

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2. Bungee jump from the tallest tower in the city

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Speaking of the Macau Tower… if sightseeing isn’t enough, perhaps your inner thrill-seeker would be happier to take on a bungee jump rush? The extreme Macau Tower Bungee Jump is the highest commercial bungee platform in the world, perfect for all you daredevils.

From 223 meters above ground, one can dive headfirst at 200 kilometers per hour on a 50m bungee cord that extends up to 4 times its length. Don’t worry, it’s completely safe. Will you go for it?

3. Have some crazy cartoon fun at the Warner Bros. Fun Zone

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For the kids and kids-at-heart, an afternoon at this place will relieve all boredom blues for sure! Macau’s top indoor playground makes for a day of fun cartoon adventures, featuring play attractions and rides with Warner Bro’s best and most-loved animated characters.

From a DC Comics Superhero Action Arena to a 4D Batman Dark Flight ride, the kids will run wild with glee at this mini-theme park. The cute Tom and Jerry Picnic playground is also an amusing sight to see, with human-size fruit, cheese, banana slides, and cheese stacking blocks.

4. Stay and play within the luxury of the Venetian Macao

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The flashy landmark of Macau, the popular Venetian Macao, is the luxury hotel and casino resort that is known to resemble its namesake in Vegas, yet its theme revolves around the buildings and canals of Venice, Italy. It boasts the largest casino in the world, with over 800 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines, and is said to be the 6th biggest building in the world. Get lost in the glitz of it all!

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Aside from playing games of luck, you can also enjoy a gondola ride and be serenaded by the Italian gondoliers, shop ‘til you drop at some of the world’s most luxurious brands, and simply admire the spectacular view.

5. Soak up the city’s history and culture

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For history buffs looking to admire the heritage sites around Macau, a Portuguese Macau Heritage Day Tour is available to take you around some of the city’s cultural landmarks in the comfort of a luxury car.

Aside from a visit to the Macau Tower, the tour includes visits to churches like St. Dominic’s Church, which is a must-see for design enthusiasts crazy about baroque architecture. The ruins of St. Paul, a major tourist attraction, showcases biblical scene carvings.

The A-Ma Temple, built in honor of Mazu, the goddess of the sea, is the oldest temple in the country ready for viewing. You can also see firsthand the famous Portuguese-style architecture at the Taipa Old Houses. The tour ends with a visit to Macau’s famous Black Sand beach, perfect for some relaxing downtime.

Which activity are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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