Macau presents a blend of cultures that is as multi-layered as its history. Planted firmly within today’s China, it has strong evidence of its Portuguese roots around every corner. Discover age-old ruins like St. Paul’s Church, bronze-cast statues of historic explorers, and a fusion food culture that draws a curious international crowd. A tiny, densely populated territory, Macau sees yet more visitors flock to its famous casinos. Nicknamed ‘Asia’s Las Vegas’, the lively Cotai Strip is home to mega complexes like Galaxy Waldo and Sands Macau. Wander inside to try your hand at games like poker, blackjack and pontoon, or watch captivating spectacles that feature alongside the gaming. A welcome alternative to the casino resorts, Taipa Village is strewn with Chinese shops, temples and street stalls dishing up traditional snacks. Meanwhile, neighbouring Coloane Village boasts relaxing beaches, quiet parks and pastel-coloured buildings. The glitzy look and feel of Macau’s casinos extends to its hotels, which are many in number on both the mainland and islands.