MACAU

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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DID YOU KNOW?

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Macau’s name is said to be a derivative of ‘A-Ma-Gao’ or the Temple of A-Ma, built in 1488 and inspired by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and multiple folk beliefs.

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The Macau Grand Prix famously known as one of the most demanding circuits in the world was originally conceived in 1954 as a treasure hunt around the streets of the city.

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Macau has a large number of futuristic buildings like the Morpheus Hotel, the world’s first free-form exoskeleton-bound skyscraper.

QUICK FACTS

Useful information to help you decide if Macau is the right destination for your event!

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Recommended group size

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Best for...

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Flight connections

10 - 500 pax

Incentives combined with conferences or conventions

Macau has an international airport, however not many long-haul flights connect with it. Arriving via Hong Kong International Airport is the best. The airport  allows visitors and their luggage to bypass Hong Kong Immigration and transfer directly into Macau by a special ferry

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Best time to visit

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Avoid traveling on...

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Local currency

Mar - early June or Sep - Nov

Avoid the 1st week of October which is a long national holiday in China. Macau is crowded all year round around the main tourist attractions, although it’s not hard to get off the beaten track.

Pataca (MOP) is the local currency, but Hong Kong dollars can also be used in Macau at a 1:1 rate. However Patacas are not accepted in HK. It is difficult to exchange the Pataca outside Macau. Most hotels, shops and restaurants accept cards, and ATMs are abundant.

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Explore

Much more than just glitz, glamor and gambling chips, this former Portuguese colony will surprise you. The beautifully preserved historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage with 25 landmarks, including colonial mansions, squares, fortresses, churches, pawn shops, alleys, temples, gardens and museums, set within a relatively small area and perfect to experience by walking. It was leased to Portugal in 1557 as a trading post, officially became a Portuguese territory in 1887, and was handed back to China in 1999. Today, the 450-year legacy of the Portuguese lives on through its distinct East-meets-West culture and architecture.

UNLOCK MACAU'S SECRETS

Guia Lighthouse Macau
Travessa da Paixao
Portuguese Egg Tarts
Guanye Street Macau
Guanye Street Macau
Macau Tower
HK Zhuhai Macau Bridge