East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.
Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant to taste some of the authentic food serving up at the restaurant and also local's favorites!
Located in the heart of the city where the Portuguese first set foot in Macau, this museum is the largest museum in Macau. Different from other museums in Macau (which have only one specific theme), the Museum of Macau was built to show the face of different nationalities harmoniously living here together during the past centuries and preserve this visage from the aspect of tradition, custom and culture.
Permanent exhibitions are on display inside this Museum includes Genesis of Macao Region (level 1), Popular Arts and Traditions in Macau (level 2) and Contemporary Macau (level 3). After visiting the museum, visitors may have a walk on walls of Monte Fortress, where one can overlook the whole city. Within the Monte Fortress, there is also an underground vault introducing its history permanently.
Built in 1602, St Paul Catholic Church was the greatest of Macau's churches. Located at the top of a hill, the structure was the largest church in Asia at the time and was acclaimed as ?The Vatican of the Far East?. Its existence was meant to express the triumph of the Roman Catholic Church through the ornate grandeur of the buildings.
The church was made of wood, and it was brilliantly decorated and furnished. The facade of carved stone was built in the 1620s by Japanese Christian craftsmen who were refugees after the religion was wiped out in Japan. The design of this church facade is unique in the world, as it is one that integrates oriental decorative motifs on a western Baroque-Mannerist facade. Unfortunately, a violent typhoon hit Macau in 1835 and the church caught fire leaving only the beautiful granite façade and a grand staircase of 68 stone steps leading up to it.
Today the facade is reinforced with concrete and steel in a way that preserves its aesthetic integrity. A steel stairway allows tourists to climb up to the top of the facade from the rear to get a closer look at the stone carvings and to enjoy a panoramic view of the city below. In 2005, the ruins were officially listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Built in the 1617, Mount Fortress is located centrally on the Macau Peninsular, making it a strategic defense mechanism with an excellent vantage point. The fortress was one of the principle military facilities of the city. It fended off not only the pirates, but also the invasion of the Dutch in 1622. Mount fortress was also the residence of the first Portuguese Governor, Francisco Mascarenhas.
The Fortress was a restricted military facility up until 1965 when it was turned into the weather observatory. Restoration of the walls and ramparts took place in phases across the 1990s which included work to maintain the stability of the fortress structure. In 1998 when the Macau Museum was introduced to the site, Mount Fortress has become one of the most visited attractions of Macau.
Enjoy Macau at your own leisure and pace. You may choose to simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel or go explore the city in your own way to see what treasures you discover.
Macau, being the oldest European colony ( for 450 years a Portuguese enclave) in the whole of Asia until 31.Dec.1999 when China regained sovereignty of Macau. This very interesting and unique city is not only famous for its many Casinos & gambling but also for its very European roots which go back a long way and can be seen in the many typical Portuguese buildings and sites - many of which have been recently declared "World Heritage Sites" by UNESCO which you will see during your city tour!
During your lunch you will also have a chance to sample Macau's famous "Macanese" cuisine - which too reflects its unique culture! Before returning to Hong Kong (should time permits), you will have a chance to try your luck at world's largest casino complex "The Venetian"!
Is a water-based stage production written and directed by Franco Dragone. The show, which was the second water show by Franco Dragone's company, premiered in September 2010. As of February 2013, it had been performed over 1,000 times and seen by over 2 million spectators. The production is located at the City of Dreams resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The show runs for 90 minutes, and features acrobatic elements and original acts, with a stage that transforms into different sets. Over 80 gymnasts, circus artists, dancers, divers, actors, and motorcyclists are featured in the show. The performers work alongside 160 production staff, technicians and professional scuba divers from around the world. Dragone also directed Celine Dion: A New Day and Le Rêve in Las Vegas with his own company, Dragone.
Drive from Hong Kong to the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminals. Take an hour of ferry to Macau and be amazed by the Las Vegas of Asia.
A temple built in the 1873, it was one of the famous temple in Hong Kong.
It all started when the workers were digging in the hilly areas to make a bridge connecting Hung Hom with Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon City. While digging, they saw that there were red colored water spouting out from the ground. It was rumoured that the vein of the dragon that inhabited in that area had been ruptured as a result of the roadworks. No one dared to continue the roadworks after that.
Despite findings that the caused of the red water was because of the mixture of mercury and sulfur, they were still worried and donated money to the renovation of the temple with a belief that the diety in the temple will avert any disaster coming their way.
Penha Hill is the third tallest hill in Macau. The Penha Church was first built for navigators in 1622. It was designed in a simple and elegant style, the church is exceptionally beautiful under postmeridian sunlight with the surrounding environment. It is one of the Macau?s brownstone districts and houses the time-honored Hotel Bela Vista at its eastern hill foot.
After several times expansion and reconstruction, the church gives its dominant to the soaring gateway, with the bell tower on its right and the new-built mansion house of Macau?s Catholicism on its left; on the top of the triangular roof is a standing goddess Virgin Mary statue. In front of the church is a broad floor, at the end of which is another big Virgin Mary carved from white marble. The goddess puts her palms together devoutly with amiable look and faces the sea.
The belltower of the church is so distinctive that it can be seen any where from the habour.