While adventuring in Hong Kong, I day tripped to Macau on the south coast of China. It was about 55 minutes by ferry from the Hong Kong port to Macau. As Macau is an autonomous region, you will have to go through security/immigration upon arrival. I found it to be quick and efficient. No issues.
With no set of concrete plans, this was a day trip that included a lot of wandering. With a daily continuous ferry service to and from Hong Kong – you can take your time exploring. I headed over in the morning and returned fairly early in the evening. That proved to be the perfect amount of time for me. Casinos are not really my scene but I appreciated taking in the incredible architecture and grandeur of this place.
It is often referred to as the “Las Vegas of China” with stunning casinos lining the streets and familiar monuments scattered around you just may find yourself in Paris or Rome. In the evening they light up the Eiffel Tower and it’s quite pretty at sunset.
The ruins of St. Paul’s were quite beautiful but keep in mind this is a very touristy area. It’s packed! The Venetian is a stunning hotel and its beauty will no doubt make your jaw drop. It seems to be just dripping in wealth. Don’t forget to check out the tower as well. I spent the day walking from one tourist attraction to the next. This is not your “off the beaten path” adventure and that’s totally okay. When I’m traveling I like to take in a mixture of sights and experiences. However, I do prefer the less touristy ones.
My favourite sight of the day was Largo do Senado which is the main town square. It’s quite beautiful and features many shops and stunning architecture. A great photo stop!
By the end of the day your feet with be sore and your body exhausted. I don’t feel the need to visit Macau again. For me, once was enough. It was worth the day trip. If you’re in Hong Kong you’re only an hour away. Hop on the ferry and let me know what you think!