Macau, the global gaming industry's largest land-based market, is a dynamic and constantly changing gaming destination surrounded by a unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture. Filled with many designated World Heritage sites and ancient monuments, Macau is a memorable and appealing destination. The below locations are just a sampling of the incredible destinations worth exploring in Macau: to find others, visit the Macau Government Tourism Office by clicking here.

The Ruins of St. Paul's 
Located in the center of the Macau Peninsula, the Ruins of St. Paul's Church was first constructed in 1580, and all that remains is the front façade and the grand stone stairway. The facade features rich baroque characteristics that have been  blended with classical Chinese elements. Nearby is the Monte Fort, Macau's oldest fort that was originally built to defend the Church from pirates. The Fort is open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. during May to September.

A-Ma Temple
The oldest temple in Macau, the A-Ma Temple celebrates multiple Chinese cultures as inspired by Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and multiple Chinese folk beliefs. The temple complex consists of the Memorial Arch, the Gate Pavilion, a Buddhist pavilion and numerous halls including the Hall of Benevolence and the Hall of Guanyin. It is open daily from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is located in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula.

Senado Square
Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Senado Square is part of Macau's historic center and during the era when Macau was under Portuguese control, it served as the location where authorities would review the Portuguese troops on their inaugurations. The Square features numerous historic buildings as well as shopping centers and traditional Chinese restaurants. The Ruins of St. Paul's are also nearby. 

Taipa Village 
Just a short distance from the Four Seasons on the Cotai Strip, Taipa Village is a culturally-rich destination. It is filled  with traditional restaurants and bakeries, numerous historic temples and churches, the Taipa Houses Museum, several public gardens and squares, Portuguese-style buildings, and quaint streets where you can wander among the locals.