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Macao , is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, bordering Guangdong province in the north and facing the South China Sea in the east and south. The territory has thriving industries such as textiles, electronics and toys, and a notable tourist industry. This makes it one of the richest cities in the world. Macau was both the first and last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on December 20, 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operates with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer. Under the policy of "one country, two systems", the Central People's Government is responsible for the territory's defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, immigration policy, and delegates to international organisations and events.

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Museums in Macau - Macao
Museums in Macau Make your Macau sightseeing more composed and pretty by visiting museums in Macau. Tourist attractions in Macau are never ending. The Macau museums offer a splendid tour of the past and present of the Macanese society. Set amidst the picturesque Macau peninsula and islets, the Macau museums host a number of lures ranging from history and Naturology to modern science and music. Macau museums occupy a number of places at the bustling Macau region. It is amazing to see, even think of so many wonderful museums in Macau on your Macau sightseeing tour. Macau is undeniably one of those places which we found difficult to get on the map. But once we walk through its constricted streets and appealing squares, we start appreci...

Sightseeing in Macau - Macao
Sightseeing in Macau Celebrated as the unusual destination of Asia, sightseeing in Macau offers its visitors a good choice of tourist attractions and recreational opportunities. Be it mesmerizing historic sites, museums, Cathedrals, long-established houses, or amazing theme park, hill forts, pine-fringed beaches and glittering casinos, Macau sightseeing tour ensures a perfect pleasure trip. Major spots known for sightseeing in Macau are found in the Macau Peninsula and the adjoining isles of Taipa and Coloane. The famous Macau Bridge and causeway that connect the isles with Macau are themselves wonderful architectural splendors. The Barrier Gate (Portas do Cerco) separating Macau from the mainland China is also a major stopover on your ...

Local Customs and Traditions of Macau - Macao
Local Customs and Traditions of Macau Local Customs and Traditions in Macau are resultant interaction of diverse cultural traits. The 8000 years of Chinese ethnicity progressively blended with the catholicism of the Portuguese colonial entrepreneurship has created a distinct Macau society unusual in Asia. The customs and traditions in Macau are well reflected in Macau society, culture and economy. The hybrid nature of the Macau society prevented the people from being conservative. The life is suffused with numerous traditional celebrations. The festive spirit is secular and all encompassing even during the religious festivals like Buddha Birth Festival or Easter holidays. The dress code is very much modern, though the Chinese ethnic apparels are visible...

Geography of Macau - Macao
Geography of Macau Macau is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Hong Kong and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Guangzhou.It consists of the Macau Peninsula itself and the islands of Taipa and Coloane. The peninsula is formed by the Zhujiang (Pearl River) estuary on the east and the Xijiang (West River) on the west. It borders the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone in mainland China. The main border crossing between Macau and China is known as the Portas do Cerco (Barrier Gate) on the Macau side, and the Gongbei checkpoint on the Zhuhai side. Macau Peninsula was originally an island, but a connecting sandbar gradually turned into a narrow isthmus, thus changing Macau into a peninsula. Land reclamation in the 17th century transformed Macau i...

Weather in Macau - Macao
Weather in Macau Macau has a sub-tropical climate, with a yearly average of 20°C (68°F). Humidity is highest through the typhoon season in June, when 30°C (86°F) temperatures accompany torrential downpours that continue through until September. Autumn (October-December) brings a cool change and the humidity declines a little. The winter period (January-March) can be cold (down to 10°C/50°F), but the sun is never far away. From April Macau starts to get muggy again, maintaining a yearly humidity average of between 70% and 90%. Source:www.lonelyplanet.com