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Macau has multiple luxury hotel resorts clustered in the Cotai Strip and the most complete Western-style ancient buildings in the region. Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Coloane, and Cotai. The Macau Peninsula is located at the northernmost point of Macau and is mainly residential area. Many of Macau’s attractions are in this area, such as the Ruins of St. Paul's, the Macau Tower, and Casino Lisboa. Taipa is located on the southern part of Macau Peninsula, and it buildings feature Portuguese style architecture. The main attractions in this area include Rua do Cunha, University of Macau, and the Macau Jockey Club. Coloane Island is located at the southernmost point of Macau. The terrain on the island is uneven and preserves most of the natural scenery of Macau. The Hac Sa Beach in the southeast of the island is the largest natural sea bath in Macau which attracts many visitors at any given time. Cotai is located between Taipa Island and Coloane and was originally part of the ocean. Later, land reclamation allowed the area to become the way it is now. Cotai has multiple hotels and resorts in Macau that brings together famous entertainment facilities such as the Venetian Macau, the City of Dreams, Sands Cotai Central and, Galaxy Macau.
Macau is a small city with limited land. Visitors can usually cover Macau's monuments, resorts, and outlying islands in a matter of a few days. The historic area of Macau has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO. This area is made up of 22 buildings and eight adjacent foregrounds. It retains the oldest Western-style buildings in the region, including the Ruins of St. Paul's, the Leal Senado Building, A-Ma Temple, and St. Dominic's Church. Macau was colonized by Portugal for many years and this is reflected in the Portuguese and Cantonese cuisine frequently seen in the area.
Although Macau is not a big place, a variety of pastries, noodle diners, desserts and Portuguese cuisine have attracted many visitors. The famous food are Margaret egg tarts, mok yei kei jelly, dom galo Portuguese food, jook-sing noodles, etc. On the Macau Tower which is 233 meters above the ground, visitors can participate in a variety of exciting activities, the most daring of which is bungee jumping at a speed faster than 200 kilometers an hour. Another activity is called “one hundred steps to the sky” and involves climbing 100 meters up the tower for a panoramic view of Macau. A less extreme option is simply ascending the elevator to the sky deck.
Macau is surrounded by sea on three sides and has lots of beaches. The most famous one is Hac Sa Beach in the southeast of Coloane. It’s about one kilometer wide, there is fine and smooth, black sands cover the beach. In addition, the relatively quiet Bamboo Bay Beach can be found at the southwest part of Hac Sa Beach.
Macau has a subtropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of about 22°C. It’s foggy in spring, hot and humid in summer; the weather in autumn and winter is mild, and the best time to travel in Macau is from October through February. There may be typhoons in summer, and when there are, flights as well as ferries between Hong Kong and Macau may be cancelled. For this reason, weather conditions need to be checked from May to September prior to traveling. However, it is a good time to go to the Hac Sa Beach to enjoy the waves, barbecue, enjoy the sea breeze, or camp. There are designated campsites and guards on patrol, so the security can be assured. The humidity in Macau is heavier. The most suitable travel time during the months of October and November because the temperature is cool and the chance of rain is relatively small. Spring is a transitional season, with temperatures gradually rising and shorter in a time.
Although the size of the region is not large, luxury hotels and resorts in Macau are constantly opening. The main accommodation areas in Macau are in the southern part of the Macau Peninsula and Cotai. The Macao Peninsula is close to major attractions, and it is recommended for those who want to experience how Macau was in the past. Cotai, built from land reclamation, represents the ever-changing new Macau and is a paradise for entertainment, shows, and shopping. No matter where you want to stay, there are always great hotels in Macau to choose from.