Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Las Vegas Of The East – Macau

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Fishermen from Fujian and farmers from Guangdong were the first known settlers in Macau, when it was known as Ou Mun, or “trading gate”, because of its location at the mouth of the Pearl River downstream from Guangzhou (Canton). During ancient times port city was part of the Silk Road with ships loading here with silk for Rome.

Even after China ceased to be a world trade centre, Guangzhou prospered from seaborne business with the countries of Southeast Asia, so the local entrepreneurs welcomed the arrival of Portuguese merchant-explorers. They followed in the wake of Jorge Alvares, who landed in southern China in 1513, and set about finding suitable trading posts.

In the early 1550s the Portuguese reached Ou Mun, which the locals also called A Ma Gao, “place of A Ma”, in honour of the Goddess of Seafarers, whose temple stood at the entrance to the sheltered Inner Harbour. The Portuguese adopted the name, which gradually changes into the name Macau, and with the permission of Guangdong’s mandarins, established a city that within a short time had become a major entrepot for trade between China, Japan, India and Europe.( Source: MacauTourism )

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  • Macau City Tour
  • Macau Grand Casino
  • The Ruin’s of St’ Paul Church
  • The Senado Square
  • The A-Ma Temple
  • Kuan Yin Temple
  • The Statue of Western Kuan Yin
  • The Golden Lotus Square
  • The Nan Van Lake (Closed to Macau Tower)

A World Of Difference, The Difference Is Macau

  • Macau famous Portuguese Egg Tart: ” Po-Tat ” Cantonese speaking

Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China since 20 December 1999, and, like Hong Kong, benefits from the principle of ” one country, two systems “.

The tiny SAR is growing in size – with more buildings on reclaimed land – and in the number and diversity of its attractions. The greatest of these continues to be Macau’s unique society, with communities from the East and West complementing each other, and the many people who come to visit.

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