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Macau, China: Las Vegas Of The Far East PDF Print E-mail

This exciting gambling mecca and former Portuguese Colony is located on the Southeastern tip of Mainland China, 40 miles across the Pearl River from Hong Kong.

As the only Chinese city with legal gambling, Macau attracts annually millions of Asian, as well as European and American visitors. November and December average the mid-70s daytime and low 60s at night. The easiest way to get there is a quick and cheap ferry ride from Hong Kong airport, where most airlines offer regular service from destinations around the world.

Similar to the glitz and glamour of America’s Sin City, Macau offers more than 30 resort hotels with posh casinos. Some have familiar branch names, including Hard Rock, MGM Grand, The Wynn, The Sands and The Venetian.

The Venetian Resort offers 3,000 luxury rooms and suites, as well as familiar scenes. They include the Italian city’s type of canals, along with casual rides in gondolas with singing oarsmen. Throughout the resort are luxury shops, pools, spas, international entertainment and 30 upscale restaurants.

Macau has many sights and experiences, including beautiful city and ocean views via cable car to Guia Hill and Skywalk Tower. The House of Dancing Water at the Grand Hyatt Hotel has impressive circus entertainment, including acrobats, high divers and synchronized swimmers.

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