Attractions and Local Festivals in Macau


Macau is home to a strikingly rich European and Chinese heritage and holds many colourful festivities all throughout the year. Here is a window into all that Macau has to offer.

 

1

Chinese New Year


Visit Macau during Chinese New Year and experience the local culture and festivities. Enjoy the markets, parades, lion and dragon dances, cultural performances and fireworks.

2

Mid-Autumn Festival


Mid-Autumn Festival is one of China’s biggest celebrations and a time for families to gather together. Indulge sweet and savoury mooncakes paired with a cup of fragrant tea.

3

Dragon Boat Festival


Catch the dragon boat races against the backdrop of Macau's stunning skyline. Feel the excitement and energy all around you.

4

Macau Grand Prix


The Macau Grand Prix is an exhilarating race on one of the most challenging circuits in the world. Each November, the Macau Grand Prix pits the best motorcycle, WTCR and Formula 3 racers in the world together on the grueling Guia Circuit in the heart of Macau.

5

Macau Lotus Festival


Each summer, the Macao Lotus Flower Festival showcases the beautiful, symbolic flower of Macau. The lotus represents good fortune and is the city's official emblem.

6

On The Retro Trail


Travel back in time to discover what Macau was like a century ago. Explore the local stores, bakeries, stalls and bring home some great memories of traditional souvenirs from Macau.

7

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.

8

The Local Culture of Birds & Yum Cha


Indulge in a selection of finely prepared Dim Sum and Chinese tea. You can experience the local Yum Cha tradition like in the old movies depicting Macau's past where men walk into teahouses with chirping birds in decorative birdcages.

9

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.

10

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.

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