While I could have spent days luxuriating in the comforts of the Mandarin Oriental, Macau, I did not fly all the way across the world to not explore my exotic surroundings. Macau is considered the gateway into how Western civilization first entered China. The best place in the region to see this extraordinary symbiosis of cultures is in the historical center, which was classified a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005, and that is exactly where I spent the entire day with Macau Tourism.
Macau Museum is an excellent place to begin a tour, as it displays and explains the history and traditions of Macau through permanent collections and exhibitions. It is also a lovely place to take a city break if needed.
My favorite part of the museum were the spectacular cityscape views of Macau, where it is possible to see that while the region has moved into present day with its modern hotel and buildings, it has still retained its unique heritage that dates back thousands of years.
Besides the fact that the historical center is infectiously fascinating, everything is within walking distance. There are a total of 20 sites, with the most famous being next on our list and right around the corner from the museum. . .