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“Nice Worldwide Architects in an empty compound!!”

Macau Fisherman's Wharf
Ranked #54 of 248 things to do in Macau
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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I was here 5 years ago and impressed with great architects, lively surrounding and stunning sea view. Last week I found they had changed. It's not a popular place to visit anymore. Only a few shops still open. It's almost empty but still safe.

It could be a perfect place to take pictures without big crowd like other hot spots in Macau ^_^ Plan for 15-20mins should be enough. And you may keep this place as last stop before walking back to the ferry pier going HK.

1  Thank AmyAngkana
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

The first time we went to Macau was in year 2007. We stayed then in Golden Dragon just across the Fisherman's Wharf. Macau then was just starting to expand. The only big casino was Sands. The Venetian, Wynn, MGM, Grand Lisboa, City of Dreams, Galaxy did not exist then. Fisherman's Wharf was more alive, with plenty of open shops and restaurants to choose from. The Babylon Casino was full and crowded with a good number of slots to choose from. Miami place has good restaurants and offers some buffets too. In the lower ground was a shopping store. There were also little shops that sell souvenir items at reasonable prices. The place was busy and had lots of people walking around taking pictures of the scenic area. It is indeed a good place for taking pictures wherein there's plenty of backdrops that you can use. It has a Chinese palace, volcano, colosseum, European style architectures, harbor view, The Rocks Hotel and Babylon casino, all good backdrops for picture taking. We had a good view from our hotel room and was overlooking the volcano in the Fisherman's Wharf. At night the view is spectacular as the lights were on and we even saw the volcano throw out live fire. On daytime we event went on top of the volcano. The Floating casino still exist then. We went in to gamble and play inside the Floating casino. Coins were used in the slots during those times which I somehow missed.

Every time we had a trip to Macau and passed in this area it seems like it has deteriorated more and more. Way back then, they were supposed to build more construction near the harbor on the Babylon side but it never push through. We still visit this place I think out of curiousity just to see if anything has improved since our last visit. The glorious days are gone and now it has become like a ghost town. You only see a few people walking and sometimes none at all. The place is slowly dying. The structures are not maintained and it seems like the big amount of money spent on the construction of the place was just wasted through the years. On our recent visit, we saw some constructions going on. I hope that on my next trip to Macau this place will come alive once again. It is situated in a very good location, has a lot of potentials that maybe just needs right management and marketing. It is embarrassing to be wasted on such a perfect prime location.

3  Thank Hanabanna23
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a nice place to visit if you already saw the Heritage sites of the old town centre. It is a fake” European style place, with coliseum and European buildings but it had better days. It is good if the weather is nice and you can take very nice photos and have lunch or dinner in the Thai restaurant there, Thalay Thai (if you go at night, do make a reservation!).
I would not recommend that you go there if there are other places you haven’t seen yet as this is becoming a ghost place. But if you want a quiet place to walk, this is it and you can take very nice photos. Just don’t expect a lot of action around.

Thank SmasKim
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

fisherman's wharf is abandoned place/ abandoned buildings near macau maritime ferry terminal, in front of sands casino hotel. Exit from macau maritime ferry terminal just walk to the left until you see an overpass. turn left again and walk to sands casino hotel. in front of sands there you will find fisherman's wharf. you will find building like colloseum, chinesse castle, etc. nothing special there. but you can take pictures with harbour view. if you want to go to grand prix museum and wine museum, from fisherman's wharf, just walk across sands casino to bauhinia statue. find bauhinia statue (gold lotus statue) it's small statue.

1  Thank sosweetme
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Try the restaurant's assorted Portuguese appetizers made with pig's ears, pasteil du bacalhau( coldfish cakes), octopus salad, and home made milk cheese, sopa alentejana, a Portuguese soap with poached egg, espeda mista de carnes, arroz de maricos, seafood rice with servings good for two.

Thank Maggy R
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