Macau – Asia’s Flashiest City

Published Date Author: , November 6th, 2013

Planning a trip to China’s gambling capital? With private, walled-in gardens, public beaches, and historic sites that reference the city’s strong Portugese influence, you’ll have plenty to do, whether you’re hitting the slots or not. The best part: We’re featuring a great deal this week that includes this destination, and saves more than $1000. Not bad. Now, what should you pack for your trip?

Pataca, or Hong Kong Dollars: Though the pataca is the official currency in Macau (1 pataca to $0.13 USD), most buses, restaurants, and shops accept the Hong Kong dollar (1 HKD to $0.13 USD). As many travelers have noted, if you are just visiting for the day, you will be perfectly fine just bringing along Hong Kong dollars. (In some casinos, even the Chinese renminbi is accepted as well.)

Comfortable walking shoes: Believe it or not, Macau is a great walking city. Similar to Singapore, whose multiplex shopping malls and towering hotels co-exist alongside historic neighborhoods best enjoyed on foot, a full day can be spent outside the casinos, walking around the Historic Centre (the ruins of St Paul in particular are worth a visit), snapping photos and stopping in at a cafe for an iced coffee.

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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