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Macau is a very small piece of land, a tiny peninsula to be exact, located right across the mainland China. For many centuries this small ‘country’ used to belong to the Portuguese, and hence the name – Macau. However, it is currently undergoing a transition back to its motherland, and therefore if you have been (or are going) to Hong Kong, Macau, and China, and added them as 3 separate countries to your bucket list – by 2049, they will all be just one single country – China.
Macau has also been known as the “Vegas of China”, due to the number of casinos and the gambling activities that are going on there every day, 365 days a year. Macau has actually long surpassed Las Vegas in the gambling profits, since as it turns out, Chinese love to gamble… so much that they are actually not allowed into Macau more than once per year, and for a period of 7 days max.
Regardless its tiny size, Macau has an international airport with a number of direct long-haul flights taking off and arriving every hour. You can also access Macau by a one hour ferry ride from Hong Kong.
If you have never been or seen Macau before – its architecture will surprise and amaze you as it is a beautiful blend of two completely different continents in one: Europe and Asia, that you will never find anywhere else on Earth. In fact, if you find yourself in the main square of Macau, having just arrived from another time zone – you will have a hard time remembering for awhile – where the hell are you?
So to better prepare you for your upcoming trip, or just to satisfy your general curiosity, I created this small gallery for you, to have a quick glimpse into this beautiful, tiny peninsula called Macau.
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