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any unmissable locations?

I will be in macao for a few days next week....are there any sites that I should not miss while there? I think I will be mostly interested in colonial stuff, and not casinos and adult entertainment. I have already read a few suggested places to eat and am open to more tips.


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1. Re: any unmissable locations?

My #1 place in Macau is the Guia lighthouse and the park around it.

A lot of the downtown area has been nicely restored (around the Senado square up to the St Paul's ruins), and even the unrestored smaller streets have their own charm - it's very safe just walking around they alleys.

If you want to get away from the tourist crush, go up to the Mong Ha fortress. The hospitality industry training school up there also has accommodation and a good restaurant open for restricted hours.

Taipa house museum area up to the Carmel church is also nice, but remember the Aerogard. The main Taipa village area is wall-to-wall restaurants & other tourist traps.

Coloane village is a lovely place to wander around.

Good macanese food outside of the fancy restaurants - head to the "coca cola restaurant" - that's not it's name, but it's identifiable more by all the coke memorabilia around it. It's on the other side of the park from Dynasty Plaza, a block or so further towards the seafront. No English menu, but there are lots of pictures.

Toscana, (up on the left in the alley just next to the Senado square Mcdonalds) has excellent Italian food that won't break the budget.

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