What to Do in Macau on a Daytrip from Hong Kong

May 29, 2017

As soon as I got my hands on my passport with my new Chinese visa, I headed to the port to take the ferry to Macau. Macau is the most profitable casino city in the World, more profitable than Vegas. It is the gambling capital of Asia. I love Vegas. I had so many crazy stories in Vegas, so I had to check out Macau. Gambling in Macau however is very different from gambling in Vegas. Read on if you want to find out what to do in Macau, if you only have a day to spend there. I picked up my passport from the Chinese embassy and ran to the port to hop on the ferry to Macau. The trip from Hong Kong to Macau took an hour and a half long by ferry. I went thru customs again to be able to board the ferry.

If you want to stay in Macau longer, check out this 5 Day Itinerary by Rutavi Mehta.

What to Do in Macau on a Daytrip

Old Town of Macau

I exited Hong Kong and entered Macau a few hours later. After landing in the city of dreams aka Macau, I hopped on a bus. I had no idea where it was going, but I thought the island was not too big, so eventually the bus would end up at some tourist site. Of course no one spoke any English on the bus again. In the end the bus stopped by Casino Lisboa. I heard it was the oldest casino in Macau, so I just got off there and walked. Macau was a fascinating place. There were plenty of things to do in Macau besides gambling. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was a fusion of Portuguese and Chinese architecture. I loved it. The architecture was Portuguese but the buildings had Chinese signs. I really liked to walk around the little colorful Portuguese streets. I quickly reached the old town. The old town was one of the most important Macau points of interest. It was beautiful. I saw a few Catholic Churches and the Ruins of St Paul, which was the most spectacular of all the sites in Macau.

Ruins in Macau - What to Do in Macau

Ruins in Macau – What to Do in Macau

 I climbed up to the fortress to get a good view of the city. This was one of the best of the Macau tourist attractions. Took some photos. I also stopped by some of the Portuguese pastry stores and sampled some warm almond cakes and egg tarts and everything else. They were delicious. They were giving them out for free on every corner, so I had so many that I could barely walk.

Pastry Tasting in Macau- What to Do in Macau

Pastry Tasting in Macau – What to Do in Macau

Gambling My Pants Away

After the Old Town I hopped into a taxi and headed over to The Venetian. The Venetian in Macao is the biggest casino in the World. It is also the best hotel in Macau. I like the Venetian in Vegas, so I wanted to see this one as well. It was huge and the casino was full of gamblers. I heard that Asians love to gamble, but I didnt expect the casinos to be packed on a Monday night. From there I went to the Sands casino then to the Wynn and then to the Casino Lisboa. These are the most important Macau tourist spots. As you probably know, the Chinese love to gamble. If you are wondering where to stay in Macau, stay in one of these famous hotels and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

Casinos in Macau - What to Do in Macau

Casinos in Macau – What to Do in Macau

 They were all full. Casino Lisboa is one of the most famous places to visit in Macau. After I gambled enough and ate enough that it was time to head back to the ferry station to return to Hong Kong. I cleared customs again, then went to the Duty Free and got a bottle of Portuguese wine and drank it on the ferry. It was nice! I got back to Hong Kong around midnight. It was such a fun day and Macau was so beautiful. Macau is a must for everyone who visits Hong Kong. Venetian Macau

Casinos - The Venetian Macau - What to Do in Macau

Casinos – The Venetian Macau – What to Do in Macau

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About Barbara

Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

  • bc21578

    I saw Macau on a day trip from Hong Kong back in 2009. I remember eating at a casino buffet getting a refresher course in Portuguese.

    • Barb

      Sounds like it was much fun Brian!

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