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sight seeing in Macau

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sight seeing in Macau

is there hop on hop off bus in Macau to tour the main sights or is it close enough to walk ?

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1. Re: sight seeing in Macau

I think there is only one line of Open Top bus in Macau. And the review of that experience was not very complimentary:

Post #17:

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Macau is small. Though not small enough that you can walk everywhere. Taxi is relatively inexpensive. You can taxi between different tourist attractions and it won't cost you too much.

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2. Re: sight seeing in Macau

Thanks, also I heard there is bike taxi to go around too

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3. Re: sight seeing in Macau

Hello travelbug181736

Do you mean the traditional rickshaw? or are you talking about the modern bike taxi that can be found in a few cities like London and Amsterdam?

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4. Re: sight seeing in Macau

Yeah, you mean those tricycle rickshaw? I haven't seen one in action in the past few visits. Those may be interesting for tourists and used to be an attraction in its own right in Macau. But I wouldn't bank on it as a transportaton vehicle.

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5. Re: sight seeing in Macau

The rickshaws only locate around the lIsboa Casino. I believe they are only for a photo opportuity for tourists. i don't recall ever seeing them on the streets. The best areas of Macau are pedestrian only so a hop-on-off bus wouldn't be much use.

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6. Re: sight seeing in Macau

I believe they have a few of the rickshaws at the Outer Ferry Terminal harbour, there is usually one or two in front of A-Ma Temple at Barra Square. There is another fake (fixed) rickshaw in front of the Taipa Houses Museum in Taipa as well.

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7. Re: sight seeing in Macau

Instead of taxis, you can rent a scooter and ride around Macau just like the locals do. Riding scooter in Macau is safe, fun, and you will be able enjoy all the major sights within just one day!

A smartphone with a pre-loaded Macau map comes handy (e.g. Google Maps on iPhone).

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>>>>Riding scooter in Macau is safe, fun, and you will be able enjoy all the major sights within just one day!<<<<

If you can find places to park your scooter...... Not always easy here.

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Hmm, both Yangguizi's posts are to do with scooter rental ... do I detect a pattern already?

Specially as those of us who know the city well would say that without a good knowledge of the local road rules (which combine the more eccentric parts of the Portuguese heritage with the British practice of driving on the left), the police's "rule of the day" enforcement, and the location/ direction of the myriads of one-way streets, riding a scooter is not such a wonderful idea ... and as for using googlemaps to get around if you are on a scooter, do have fun with the "ladder" streets ...

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10. Re: sight seeing in Macau

Macau is not Greek Islands. (I saw that... renting a scooter to ride around, in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants".) As mentioned by oisaan and BradJill - driving on the opposite side of the road to many, dealing with the local (sometimes confusing) traffic signs, and road conditions, and most importantly as Brad said - may not be so much the driving part, it is the finding a place to park your scooter part that can be difficult. (You do plan to stop-and-sightsee, right?)

Edited: 1:46 am, September 08, 2013