Travel Guide to Macau – Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China .The only 28.2 sq km Macau peninsula consists of the Macau and the islands of Taipa (6.5 sq. km), Cotai (5.2 sq km) and Coloane (7.6 sq. km). The Macau peninsula is densely populated and the core of Macau. With only 8.9 square miles of the peninsula is so small that you can cover many routes on foot, if you can do without a comfortable taxi or bus.
Macau is located on the Pearl River Delta in southern People’s Republic of China , facing the financial capital of Hong Kong . From the economic rise of the economically strongest region in China, Macau has benefited, but get a more original character. The scene seems at times to Mediterranean, not least because of the partial very old buildings and the many scooters. Since January 2005 the old town of Macau World Heritage Site by UNESCO .
In 1557, the Chinese imperial court gave the current area of Macao to Portugal to honor the Portuguese for their support in the fight with pirates. The first European sales office in China for so long before ensteht the neighboring Hong Kong falls to England. Macau was also the last European colony in Asia and was returned to China on 20/12/1999.
Unlike a trip to the People’s Republic of China require citizens from Germany, Austria and Switzerland without a visa for entry to Macau, where they remain ninety days or less. A valid passport is sufficient. A one-month visa extension may, at the immigration office in Macao Chamber of Commerce Builing be requested. When should approach or when approaching a ferry will be handed out entry forms, specify its data in which the traveler must be completed and placed in his passport. By the blow that you keep, you should keep well, since he will be given upon departure. It should however be no major problems should disappear if this form, except that it be filled a second time is to be reckoned with considerable delay. General, customs checks are not performed at any time but samples may be made. Articles of personal use may be an appropriate amount (200 cigarettes, 1 liter of spirits) introduced currency in unlimited amounts.
Macau offers an excellent bus network. Furthermore, the taxi ride with a very favorable. Many destinations from Macau to Taipa can be achieved for 30-40 patacas. Prices for the bus range from $ 2.50, $ 3.30 and $ 4.50 depending on distance, so are extremely favorable. It must be noted however, that if the bus is no change back. So if the ride will cost $ 3.30, but it has only $ 5, then the ride was $ 1.70 more expensive. Macau has a very efficient bus network, with which one can not simply come to Macau itself around, but also on the “islands” of Taipa, Cotai and Coloane. At all bus stops hanging schedules, often provide images with landmarks. All buses are air conditioned, which in summer is quite practical. For a stay of several days to provide the “right macau”, with which you can pay cash in almost all modes of transportation, and even in supermarkets.
This weekend should be full in Macau. Here come all Chinese gamblers and squander all their money. Therefore, the hotel prices often rise by 50%. Basically it is therefore not advisable from a visit at the weekend. Accommodation can be quite easy to book the ferry, where there is even the best prices. Who likes to go on your own on the search will surely find happiness. Who wants to find the more favorable offers, then you will also not be able to do so. To start, we recommend Lago do Senado. Here are some hotels around. Some sections of which are then in a hotel that charged for the hour 350 patacas. aberabzusehen of this is because we certainly at this time the bed was not alone. The author says: Way too expensive and it does not even have his rest. These “houses” are evident from the fact that one is surrounded only by women entering the Sun.