Since gambling is illegal everywhere in China except for Macau, many Chinese citizens—as well as tourists—flock to its casinos, including the largest casino in the world. If you like incredible architecture and history, book a Macau vacation package so that you won't miss touring the Historic Centre of Macau. You'll feel like you're walking through time while viewing classical colonial buildings, reflecting on old Portuguese and China cultures that once thrived in Macau. St. Paul's Cathedral is also a beautiful sight, displaying the ruins of a 16th-century complex. Although there are plenty of museums, Mandarin's House—a large, restored Guangdong-style home—is one of the most exciting. Originally built in 1869, it is now located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're feeling adventurous after exploring this city, drive the 40 miles to Hong Kong with the help of Macau rental cars.
Recurring Festivals and Events
No matter what time of year it is, there's always something going on in Macau. During February, come celebrate Chinese New Year, enjoying plenty of celebratory parties, religious events, and traditional food. In April, you'll be able to experience the Qingming Festival, a tradition which dates back thousands of years. It's a day to honor those who have died and it's celebrated with a large family feast. In November, attend one of Macau's biggest annual events: the Macau Grand Prix. This is a memorable car and motorcycle-related experience, with hundreds of drivers and riders in attendance.
There is so much to do in and around Macau that you'll want to book a Macau package lasting weeks. Travelocity will help you plan your getaway by giving you more than 400 airlines and over 510,000 hotels to choose from.