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Macau tower and Taipa bridge

Macau has long been known as the “Las Vegas of Asia”. Featuring with dozens of casually Las Vegas casinos and Portuguese-style buildings crowded on a strip of land overlooking the sea, it is the most accurate description of Macau. Coming to Macau, you will easily feel the perfect blending between the two cultures of Asia and Europe. This is what special makes Macau be “hot” than ever. Not only famous for “spending money place” with the numerous casinos and shopping mall, Macau is also particularly attracted by the harmonious cuisine mixed with many countries, especially Portugal. Let’s discover cool, fun, best things to do in Macau and top things to do in Macau with Living Nomads below.

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Senado square
A pedestrian walks past signage for the Wynn Macau casino resort
A pedestrian walks past signage for the Wynn Macau casino resort.
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Macau Tower
The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
The Venetian Macao Resort and Casino. Picture: macau blog.

Bungee jumping, enjoying the Portuguese food or visiting the world’s largest casino is a great experience for you when visiting Macau (China). Let’s discover top 9 fun things to do in Macau that you must try when traveling to Macau with Living Nomads below.

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Macau, one of the most attractive destinations for you to visit in China
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Macau Skyline
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Macau street
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Macau street food

1. Bungee jumping at AJ Hackett Macau Tower

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AJ Hackett Tower, which is 339m high, is famous for Bungee jumping in Macau

AJ Hackett Tower, which is 339m high, is the 10th tallest tower in the world. There are casinos, restaurants and entertainment venues. One of the most highlighted activities here is bungee jumping from a height of 233 m. This is the highest commercial bungee jumping spot in the world. If you do not have the courage to do bungee jumping, you can experiment on the glass walkway outside the 57th floor.

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AJ Hackett Tower. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.
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If you do not have the courage to do bungee jumping, you can experiment on the glass walkway outside the 57th floor. Image by: best things to do in Macau blog.
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One of the most highlighted activities here is bungee jumping from a height of 233 m. Photo by: cool things to do in Macau blog.

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2. Enjoying dinner with Portuguese Food

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Portuguese food restaurant, one of the best places for you to have dinner when coming to Macau. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.

From the mid 16th century to the mid-16th century, Macau was under Portuguese control, so Portuguese culture had a strong influence on Macau. Many Portuguese settled and opened restaurants in this special administrative district. Coming here, the guests can enjoy the romantic dinner with attractive dishes.

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Coming here, the guests can enjoy the romantic dinner with attractive dishes.
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Macau was under Portuguese control, so Portuguese culture had a strong influence on Macau. Photo by: cool things to do in Macau blog.

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3. Enjoying Portuguese egg tarts

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Portuguese Egg Tart is one of the most delicious dishes for you to try in Macau. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.

One of the most delicious dishes to try in Macau is Portuguese egg tart. This dessert is not the same as the traditional Cantonese cake: the caramel is more burnt, the cream in the cake is fuller and the crust is crispy. The most famous is Lord Stow’s Bakery in Coloane. The bakery became a tourist spot in Macau and was always in a state of overselling.

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The most famous is Lord Stow’s Bakery in Coloane Village
Lord Stow's Bakery in Coloane Village
The bakery became a tourist spot in Macau and was always in a state of overselling. Picture: best things to do in Macau blog.

4. Visiting the museum

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Although Macau is a small city with an area of 30.5 square kilometers there are 23 museums. Picture: best things to do in Macau blog.

Although Macau is a small city with an area of 30.5 square kilometers there are 23 museums. Because of the unique history of Macau, the visitors can find both Eastern and Western historical monuments here. Among them are cultural heritages and tourist attractions or museums such as the Grand Prix museum, maritime museum or wine museum.

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Grand Prix museum, one of the most tourist attractions in Macau. Foto: Macau China things to do blog.
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Among them are cultural heritages and tourist attractions or museums such as the maritime museum and wine museum

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5. Visiting a casino

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The casino in Macau which is known as the “Las Vegas of the East” has 33 casinos. Foto: Macau China things to do blog.

Known as the “Las Vegas of the East,” Macau has 33 casinos. You can find different casinos with hotels or resorts around every corner of Macau, especially on Taipa Island, where new casinos are constantly opening up. Among them, the Venetian is the most famous casino and also the largest casino in the world.

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The Venetian Macao. Image by: best things to do in Macau blog.
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You can find different casinos with hotels or resorts around every corner of Macau especially on Taipa Island

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The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

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Inside the luxurious Venetian Macao
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The Great Hall, The Venetian Macao
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Grand Lisboa at first floor

6. Taking selfie at the relic of St. Paul

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St Paul’s Cathedral is a famous tourist destination of Macau. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.

St Paul’s Cathedral is a famous tourist destination of Macau. The monuments include the university and the church which was built in 1583. However, after three fierce fires in 1595, 1601 and 1835, the church suffered serious damage. But the miracle is that after years of construction and fires, huge facades and stairs in front of the church are still intact.

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The monuments include the university and the church which was built in 1583.

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Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral Church (3)

Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral Church (3)

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Ruins of St. Paul’s at night

7. Enjoying a local meal at a small restaurant

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“Cha Chaan Teng” restaurant, one of the best places for you to enjoy the local foods in Macau. Photo by: cool things to do in Macau blog.

In Macau, the visitors often visit luxury restaurants in the hotel which service famous Portuguese cuisine. It makes many small local restaurants be called “Cha Chaan Teng” neglected. However, the dishes of these restaurants can bring a special surprise to the customers.

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The dishes of these restaurants can bring a special surprise to the customers. Foto: Macau China things to do blog.

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8. Watching Grand Prix

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Macau Grand Prix is a race car that is held for four days in November every year. Foto: Macau China things to do blog.

Macau Grand Prix is a race car that is held for four days in November every year. The main raceways are Macau’s narrow streets with narrow corners and obstacles, which attracts some 300 top Formula One drivers each year. This is also the most special and technically demanding racing track in the world.

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The main raceways are Macau’s narrow streets with narrow corners and obstacles, which attracts some 300 top Formula One drivers each year
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This is also the most special and technically demanding racing track in the world. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.

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9. Watching the show “The House of Dancing Water”

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“The House of Dancing Water”, one of the most interesting shows for you to watch in Macau. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.

The theater has a water music stage with 2,000 seats and a central lake containing over 14 million liters of water. The combination of graceful ballet, spectacular acrobatics, splendid costumes and special effects of the theater will give the visitors an unforgettable moment.

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The theater has a water music stage with 2,000 seats and a central lake containing over 14 million liters of water. Credit: fun things to do in Macau blog.

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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in and from Macau you can refer to

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The Venetian Macau shopping malls

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