Macau is an autonomous region located on a small peninsula on the south coast of China. The country features a mix of cultural influences with giant casinos earning it a title of “Las Vegas of Asia”. Macau was a Portuguese territory until 1999.

Fisherman's Wharf, Macau
Fisherman’s Wharf, Macau | Photo by Diego Delso,

Key Facts About Macau

Location Southeast coast of China
CurrencyMacanese Pataca
Currency Conversion1MOP = 0.12USD
ClimateHumid subtropical climate
Population600,000+ (2019 est.)
ReligionChinese folk religions and Buddhism
LanguageChinese and Portuguese are the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Macau

  • Ruins of St Paul’s
  • Senado Square
  • A Ma Temple
  • Macau Tower
  • Guia Fortress
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Venetian & Parisian Macao
  • Macao Giant Panda Pavilion
  • Travessa da Paixão
  • Macau Maritime Museum