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East Meets West & New Meets Old

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In retrospect I must say that I have never seen a city like Macau before. The contrasts in Macau are plentiful, which is why you may find yourself asking “Where am I?”. Portugal, China, Las Vegas?

There are loads of things to discover. I will show you the most interesting sights.

macau kontraste

1. Orient meets Occident

Imagine you are walking through an Asian city and find yourself between neoclassical and baroque style buildings while eating a portuguese Pastel de Nata.

The Portuguese Culture

You will still find the portuguese influences all around the streets of Macau. For 450 years portuguese merchants and missionaries left their traces visible in churches, splendid residences or strongholds. This kind of Portuguese historic center was announced as a cultural heritage by the UNESCO.

macau ruinen von st paul
macau st dominiks kirche1
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The absolute must-sees are the ruins of St. Pauls cathedral, the Monte Fort, the lighthouse and the senator square. While strolling through the streets of Macau you will stumble upon many more ancient churches and mediterranean villas.

macau monte fort

asien fisch trocknen

The Chinese Culture

Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China back in 1999, Macau being a Special Administrative Region. The two ethnic groups, Portuguese and Chinese, developed the unique Macanese culture. There are ancient Chinese temples as well as markets and festivals.

If you want to see the Chinese culture you should really visit the A-Ma temple, the Lou Lim Leoc temple and the local markets.

macau lou lim leoc garten
macau ama tempel
macau a ma tempel

2. New meets Old

The contrast couldn’t be any bigger between strolling through the old town in the afternoon and seeing the sparkling skyline at night. Huge, modern hotels with glass facades are situated around the Nam Van Lake, in the most modern and luxurious form. The Cotai Strip on the island Taipa is the booming place right now, as several mega resorts are currently being built there.

macau marriot hotel
macau luxus hotels

In cooperation with Macau government tourist office.

This post is also available in German

Frollein Julia is a young lady from Hamburg, Germany. Her profession is being a teacher, but despite this she is a travel-addict.


  1. Charlotte

    2014/12/04 at 01:43

    Liebes Frollein,

    das ich deinen Blog unheimlich gerne lese ist ja mittlerweile kein Geheimnis mehr. Ich komme leider nicht so oft dazu zu kommentieren, wie ich es mir wünschen würde, aber du darfst dir gerne vorstellen, dass bei deinen Seitenaufrufen zu neuen Posts immer die Charlotte von Come as Carrot dabei ist 😉

    Ich war ein wenig verwirrt über deine Macau-Bilder auf Instagram und habe mich tatsächlich zwischendurch gefragt, ob du eigentlich noch in Macau bist. Dieser Post erklärt das Ganze natürlich und macht Macau zu einem unheimlich spannenden Ort! Ich wünsche dir noch viel Spaß und freue mich auf die nächsten Einträge.

    Liebst, Charlotte

  2. Ines & Alia

    2014/12/04 at 19:43

    Die Fotos sehen traumhaft aus!

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