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Coloane

South of Dangzhi Island, Macau, China
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Ranked #15 of 163 Attractions in Macau
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Coloane (pronounced Ko Lo On) used to be an island, used before the Portuguese arrived as a salt making area.  After the Portuguese arrived it... more »
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Although admittedly, there is very, very little you can do in Coloane Village, this is still one of my favorite places in Macau. The overarching architectural theme is a quaint fusion of Portuguese and Chinese aesthetics. I could spend hours walking down the residential streets admiring the details of the buildings. There are a few Chinese temples here and there,... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A happy day spent in this area, walking around the old town, rural and quite poor with views across the water to China. Lord Stowe's bakery supplies egg tarts. We took the bus up the road to Seac Vai Pan National park and the Panda pavilion. All fairly formal with small enclosures for the animals and rather deserted on a... More

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Macau, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wander the narrow alleyways walking past houses which time has perhaps worn down but which are rich in heritage and history. Temples, Chinese cemetery, the famous Lord Stowe bakery, restaurants on stilts, the delightful seafood restaurants around the main square, St Francis Xavier church, dried fish stalls, a promenade which looks over to mainland China (albeit Hengquin Island), old deserted... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want some Chinese village charm just outside the Cotai area I would recommend this! It's the best example of Chinese village living in Macau.. Barely any tourists come here but if you like adventure I would recommend it. Visit Hac Sa Beach to go eat at the famous O Fernando Portuguese restaurant which was featured on Anthony Bourdain.... More

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hong kong
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took a taxi to travel here from the Venetian Hotel and was left a little bit disappointed. Don't go there if you want to see something. It is really a village. You will be able to see Mainland China on the library side of the village.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I think this seaside village would be the only main reason for my next visit to Macau in the future. Try to reach Coloane in early morning, before 8 am and you'll know why I have such a thought. Dont forget to pick your just baked pastry at "Lord Stow", hey its not just their egg tart! Their croissant alike... More

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

the only area with minimal high rises compared to the rest of Macau, Hac Sa beach has very black sand and not particularly clean although people do swim there and there is a life guard during swimming season. recently renovated walkway along the beach is nice. Cheoc van beach is quiter and a bit cleaner, also patrolled during swimming season... More

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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Coloane Village is a must see. The pace of life is much more relaxed than the garish Cotai Strip and there are many hidden gems such as the St. Francis Xavier Church which houses significant relics of the great missionary, now a Catholic Saint ! The plazas are charming nad low key; the Macanese restaurants authentic. Enjoy an afternoon at... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is worth taking the local bus number 25, have a walk around the village and enjoy it's charm. Ensure you stop at the bakery to buy egg tart from Lord Stow bakery, they also make a nice salad, and across the road you can relax with your snacks and watch the water and the fishing boats.

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Hong Kong, China
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is the Macao one should come for, laid-back, charming and full of histories (and good food!) Come here on weekdays if you could, it's oh so much better than the weekend which is madness everywhere. Marvel at the St Francis chapel, have a legendary egg tart at Lord Stow's bakery, wander around and feel the old charm of Macao... More

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