What are some of the best tourist attractions in Macau ?

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Pradeep Agnihotri asked 09-Jul-2018 in Cities by Pradeep Agnihotri

What are some of the best tourist attractions in Macau ?


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Biswajeet Bhattacharya answered 16-Nov-2018 by Biswajeet Bhattacharya

What are some of the best tourist attractions in Macau ?

Located on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia Macau or Macao is an autonomous territory. Macau along with Shenzen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Hong Kong forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta Metropolitan region. Along with major cities in Guangdong, this region is the most populated area in the world. 

Some of the most famous tourist attractions of Macau are the Ruins of St.Paul’s an iconic church, Venetian Macau a resort with pools and dining, Taipa an island with casinos, the Macau Tower which has a revolving restaurant and more and Senado Square which is famous for shopping and dining.

Officially known as Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Macau covers a total area of 115.3 sq km (44.5 sq mi). According to the 2016 census, the total population of Macau is 650,900 and the population density is 21,411 per sq km (55,454.2 per sq mi). Macau is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. As of 2017, the total GDP (PPP) of Macau is $71.762 billion and the total GDP (nominal) is $50.361 billion. Because of its per capita GDP and purchasing power, Macau is ranked first by Brookings Institution as the Fastest Growing Metropolitan Areas in the world.

The government of Macau is the Devolved parliamentary multi-party system within socialist republic. Fernando Chui is the Chief Executive with Sonia Chan being the Administration and Justice Secretary. Lionel Leong is the Economy and Finance Secretary of Macau. Sam Hou Fai is the Court President. The legislature of Macau is Legislative Assembly with Ho lat Seng being the Assembly President. Macanese pataca (MOP) is the currency of Macau. Traditional Chinese Portuguese orthography is the official script of Macau with Cantonese and Portuguese being the official languages of Macau.