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Macau Travel Guide - Your destination overview of Macau

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Situated on China's southeastern coast, the former Portuguese colony of Macau is a popular destination for visitors who are interested in the unique history and culture of this region. Combining traditional Chinese customs with a charming colonial atmosphere and buildings, Macau offers visitors to China a fresh and inviting experience.

Macau was returned to the Chinese in 1999 and is actually comprised of a peninsula and two large and lovely islands. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore here as well as a wealth of colonial architecture that includes churches, temples, fortresses, museums and sculptured gardens.

The blend of cultures is evident in Macau's cuisine and diners will be able to try an interesting range of fusion dishes. Macau's relaxed gambling laws mean that there is also plenty of vibrant nightlife available in the main cities.

Macau Peninsular

Situated in the northernmost region, the Macau Peninsular connects Macau with the mainland of China. This region is home to an assortment of architectural wonders as well as historic monuments and local culture.

Taipa

This picturesque island is located to the south of the peninsula. Separated from Macau Peninsular by the Pearl River, Macau International Airport can be found here as well as a number of hotels, casinos and shopping malls.

Coloane

This virtually undeveloped island is the ideal place for hiking, trekking and playing golf. There are also to pristine sandy beaches to be found here, perfect for those who simply want to lay back and soak up the sun for a while.

Cotai

Also known as the Cotai Strip, this portion of reclaimed land is home to a number of large casinos, hotels, restaurants and sports facilities, causing it to be dubbed the Las Vegas Strip of the East.

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