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Macao : When and where to go?
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Macao: Climate & Weather
Located in the monsoon zone, Macau enjoys a subtropical humid climate, hot in summer, drier and cooler in winter.
22°C - 72°F
Macao, updated 00:30 GMT
What to do in Macao
It is very pleasant to walk in the colonial Macao with its Portuguese influence, or in the Chinese city. Here are some must-sees.
The Largo do Senado, the main square of old Macao, framed by beautiful buildings and decorated with mosaics, from which streets with pastel-colored facades radiate; The Senate Loyal, very emblematic of Portuguese architecture.
Continue to the facade of the Sao Paulo church, the emblem of the city, in the Baroque style, which is all that remains of the monument destroyed by a fire in 1835; The magnificently restored Sao Lourenço church, probably the most impressive in Macao, and also in Baroque style; The temple of A Ma, located at the tip of the peninsula, which is dedicated to the protective goddess of sailors and fishermen, already existing in the 16th century at the arrival of the Portuguese.
On the island south of the peninsula, the old villages of Taipa, Cotai and Coloane, all 3 very different but with each their charm.
Macao : The basics
Unlike mainland China, a visa for Macao is not required for EU nationals.
The current currency is the pataca, but the Hong Kong dollar is accepted everywhere.
An international airport allows access to Macau, connecting most of the major cities of China. It can also be reached very easily by ferry from Hong Kong, and by high-speed train from Guangzhou.
To travel, the road network is rather efficient, and public transport serves a large part of the territory (bus), supplemented by many taxis, inexpensive. Motorcycles and mopeds are widely used by locals, and traffic is often saturated in the city. Walking is the best way to get around the city. You can easily rent a car or a motorbike for a walk in the islands.
Budget: Cheaper than Hong Kong, Macau requires an average budget of about 50 € for a double room and about 10 € for a meal.
Health: There is no compulsory vaccination for travelers from Europe, but it is prudent to have up-to-date vaccines. Take the usual precautions regarding food.
Safety: No special safety problems. In case of a typhoon during the summer period, warning messages are broadcast and it is better to stay safe.
Shopping: You will find in the alleys many shops of clothing very inexpensive.