Macau, the little Europe of the East
Macau is one of the special administrative regions of China. The whole territory is divided into four areas respectively known as Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane. Since the Portuguese colonization in the 16th century, it has gradually developed into an important trade transit point. Across the sea from Hong Kong, Macao has integrated Eastern and Western cultures in the past century, and has become a characteristic city with both historical origins and cultural landscapes.
The fusion of Chinese and Western cultures has enriched the essence of Macau. Formerly known as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Ruins of Saint Paul's is the most representative landmark of the city. Its majestic Baroque appearance along with sophisticated carvings remains standing even after three severe fires. Behind the archway is the Macau Museum, which tells the story of the encounter between two cultures. The Senado Square is designed with black and white gravel. With fountains and yellow/white buildings, it forms a plaza space full of European romance style. The Holy Rosary Cathedral, the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, and Travessa da Paixao with fresh colors are all located on the peninsula overlooking the Macau Tower, Lou Kau Mansion, Mandarin's House, and the A-Ma Temple with the perfect match.
The grandeur hotels are located in the new urban zone of Cotai across the sea overlooking the old-town areas. With their resplendent design manifests the lavish luxury and privilege, the Venetian Macao, City of Dreams, Hotel Lisboa Macau, and Wynn Macau are well-known hotels that combine accommodation, catering, casinos, and shopping malls where you can give a try your luck. In addition, there are Michelin-rated restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines. After meals, you can go to the World of Dreams to watch the famous House of Dancing Water show in which difficult stunt performances are combined with gorgeous costumes and spatial design that form an epic and wonderful legend and a must-see when visiting Macau.
Even with a length of only 115 meters, Rua do Cunha in Taipa is the most famous souvenir street in Macau that offers everything you need. After purchasing souvenirs, you can taste the authentic pork chop buns, crab porridge, Andrew's egg tarts, and wood bran pudding to experience the unique style of the fusion of Chinese and Western cultures spreading around the neighborhoods in Macau.
The best travel season
The weather in Macau does not change much and is suitable for travel all year round. From September to February of the following year, the climate is milder and it is the discount season of Christmas and Spring Festival. There are many discounts and promotions in major shopping malls, which has become the peak tourist season.
Macau is small in size, and the bus routes are clear and cover most scenic spots. The light rail has connected the hubs for maritime, land and air transportation since its opening in 2019. Larger hotels also provide free shuttle buses with intensively frequent schedules to go to or back from tourism areas and hotels, and if traveling with many people, you can choose to order taxis, which would be a convenient and time-saving way for transportation.
Search for direct flights of STARLUX Airlines to plan a trip to Macau, and enjoy a safe and high-quality flight experience worth to be treasured in your heart!
Are there any current entry restrictions in Macau?
During the pandemic, the entry restrictions of various countries have been adjusted on a rolling basis. Kindly remind you that please be sure to check the entry restrictions of your destination and prepare relevant documents before your departure. For details, please refer to the latest travel restrictions.
When can I fly to Macau with a lower fare?
You can plan your trip by taking the reference of the lowest fares found by travelers within the latest 48 hours. Log in as a COSMILE member at the time of ticket purchase to earn mileage upon completing your flight.
How many flights does STARLUX fly to Macau every week?
STARLUX Airlines offers daily flights from Taipei and Taichung to Macau. You can check the detailed flight dates and information via timetable.
How many international airports are there in Macau?
Macau International Airport (MFM) is the only international airport in Macau. It is located in Taipa. The adjacent Taipa Ferry Terminal is another major public transportation to and from Hong Kong and Macau.
How far is Macau International Airport from downtown?
Macau International Airport (MFM) is about 8 kilometers away from downtown. Kindly remind you to plan your transportation to the city before departure.
How to get from the airport to downtown?
After arriving at Macau International Airport (MFM), you can reach the downtown via buses or light rail. In addition, several hotels also provide airport shuttle services, so make sure to inquire before departure.