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Explore Macau's Culture & Heritage

Take the time to explore the city's colourful past. The Macau peninsula is a proud home to many UNESCO-protected heritage sites. The Taipa village, the old town of Macau, is just a short walk from the resort and is a site that is full of character. Also, just minutes away from the hotel is Coloane Village. Take a stroll or ride your bikes through paste-coloured homes and cobblestone walkways in a place where time stands still.

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Macau's Churches and Temples

With such an extensive history of Portuguese Chinese influences, Macau is home to many churches and temples that reflect this city's diversity.

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Macau Old Town

The sleek modernity of Cotai, where Banyan Tree is located, is juxtaposed against charming old Macau. Just 30 minutes away, explore old Macau with its rich Sino-Portuguese heritage of cobblestone streets, picturesque back alleys, the ruins of St. Paul's, and the famous Portuguese egg tarts.

Guia Fortress and Lighthouse

As the highest point on the Macau peninsula, Guia Fort offers panoramic views of the city. On the hilltop, you will discover the Chapel of Our Lady of Guia. Built in 1622, it still retains virtually all its original features, including some of Asia's most important frescoes.

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Taipa Village

A short walk from Banyan Tree Macau is the quaint Taipa Village. Dotted with pastel-coloured restaurants reminiscent of Portugal, discover a vibrant neighborhood filled with local restaurants serving Macanese, Portuguese and Chinese cuisines.

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Taipa Houses Museum

The Taipa Houses are colonial-style homes that were built in 1921 and have been preserved as museums in their original likeness so that people can walk into them today. Their beautiful green facades are a popular backdrop for photographs.