Things to Do in Macau

Macau also spelled Macao, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong.

Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism but also includes manufacturing. ~ source wiki

In this post, I'll be sharing with you some tips and/or things to do while visiting the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau.

Things to Do in Macau

Getting There

From Hong Kong, we rode a ferry to Macau. Travel time approximately takes an hour. From MTR Sheung Wan Station take Exit D and you will be able to get to Hong Kong - Macau Ferry Terminal.

For more information check this site. If you easily get seasick it's best to take some medications before taking the ferry ride as the waters there are very wavy.

Upon arrival, we immediately looked out for hired van/car drivers to tour us around Macau. There are many of them around Macau's Ferry terminal. We were able to find a van service immediately after arrival. Since there were only 3 of us, we were joined in with another group during the tour.

Macau Tower

Macau Tower is a tower located in the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The tower measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. An observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls, and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim.

It offers the best view of Macau and in recent years has been used for a variety of adventurous activities. At 233 meters, the Macau Tower's tethered "sky jump" and Bungee jump by AJ Hackett from the tower's outer rim, is the second-highest commercial sky jump in the world, after Vegas' Stratosphere sky jump at 260 meters. ~ source wiki

things to do in macau

We didn't do any adrenalin rush activities while there as it's a bit expensive but we still had a great time at the observation deck.

If you are afraid of heights then no worries there are shops inside the Macau Tower. It's a great way to kill time while waiting for your friends. There are also some art galleries inside for the art enthusiast.

Fisherman's Wharf

Located approximately five-minutes walk away from the Macau Ferry Terminal along the outer harbor of the Macau Peninsula, Macau Fisherman's Wharf ("MFW") is the largest leisure and entertainment complex in the Macau Peninsula.

Featuring Babylon Casino, a convention and exhibition center, the Rocks Hotel, a marina, a theme park and dining, shopping, and entertainment facilities, MFW brings together a variety of themes to create a unique and multicultural experience that appeals to a broad spectrum of visitors from Asia. 

Things to Do in Macau

Senado Square

Things to Do in Macau

Lady Buddha

Unfortunately, I've deleted my photos at the Lady Buddha for personal reasons. However, you may want to check this site for reference on how the area looks like.

Munch The Famous Egg Tarts

Things to Do in Macau

Have you seen Boys Over Flowers? Well if you do then you would recognize this stall.

Ruins of St. Pauls

Things to Do in Macau

Buy Souvenirs at Local Stalls

The St. Paul's Ruins is only a few minutes walk from Senado Square, around 10 minutes walk. Around that area, there are lots of stalls, souvenir shops, and food stalls with free taste. Just be careful you might get your stomach upset.

Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau, China, owned by the Las Vegas Sands. The Venetian is a 40-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the seven hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau.

The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort The Venetian Las Vegas and is the sixth-largest building in the world by floor area. The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world and the largest single structure hotel building in Asia. ~ source: wiki

Things to Do in Macau


There are lots of casinos in Macau and I love to call the place as the 'Las Vegas of Asia'. I may have listed this as one of them to do's but I don't really encourage gambling. Of course, that decision still lies in your hands.

We didn't gamble while there but instead took a lot of photos at the hotel even inside the casino to which we are told that it's not allowed. Ahaha!

Take the Free Shuttle Service

Most of the hotels in Macau offers free shuttle services to various locations. I'll only be mentioning The Venetian Macao's free shuttle services since it's the hotel we've visited. You might want to check their scheduling from this site.

I hope this list will help you on your future trip to Macau.