SAR of China
The Ruins of the Church of St. Paul is a major attraction in
Macau. It was built in the 1600s by the Portuguese. In the
1800s, it was destroyed in a fire, but the front of the church survived.
The Grand Lisboa Casino is a modern icon in Macau.
This is the Cotai Strip where many casinoes have been built.
Cotai is a strip of land that was created by reclaiming the sea between
the islands of Taipa and Coloane.
This is taken at the Macau Fortress.
This is the A-Ma Cultural Village in Coloane in Macau.
Here is a statue of the Taoist Goddess Kun-Iam in Macau.
The Macau Tower is visible in the distance in this photo.
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Macau was a
Portuguese colony until 1999 when it was handed over to China. It
is a special administrative region (SAR) of China. Moreover, it
is also the only area in China where gambling is legal. Macau
consists of a peninsula section on the mainland as well as a large
island called Cotai that was created by joining the islands of Taipa
and Coloane. I would describe Macau as an upscale Vegas with
historic attractions. The minimum bets for gambling in Macau is
much higher than Las Vegas. It was around $300 HK ($38-40 US)
when I was there.
Last Updated: February 1, 2015 9:19