A Portugese-soaked history meets a high-tech future
Ni Hao, welcome to Macau, sometimes spelled Macao. This territory was under Portugese control until 1999, and is now a special administrative region of China, just across the Pearl River from Hong Kong. Sometimes referred to as the Las Vegas of China, Macau is a mass of glass-fronted casinos and other luxury entertainment venues, and yet there are also many ruined and extant European-style Catholic churches scattered about the territory. This is a place of contrast, and while the cash once in your wallet might have an adventure during a weekend in Macau, and so will your palate, with Chinese dim sum eateries knocking up against bakeries with windows piled high with pasteis de nate. So if you want to see Portugal’s centuries-old influence on China, and at the same time get a glimpse of high-tech, big-money China, then VISIT MACAU!