China // Hong Kong and Macau //

Macau peninsula

Sights on the Macau peninsula comprise the best of the narrow lanes, colonial buildings and cobbled squares which make Macau so much more charismatically historic than Hong Kong – though there is, of course, a strikingly modern district too, along Avenida da Amizade, where a string of casinos jostle for your attention. Everything is technically close enough to walk between, though it’s likely you’ll resort to buses or taxis to reach more distant attractions up along the Chinese border. Macau’s older core centres around Largo do Senado, a large cobbled square north off Avenida Almeida Ribeiro and surrounded by unmistakeably European-influenced buildings, with their stucco mouldings, colonnades and shuttered windows.