MACAU ITINERARY- PART 2

15 May

Warning: This is a photo- heavy post.

We went out again at around 10:30 and headed to the Ruins. We didn’t have a hard time getting there. We walked from our hotel to Senado Square and just followed the street signs.

Largo do Senado

Along the way to the Ruins, we saw a lot of shops and curious finds.

There was also this one particular street that seemed to be busier than the others. It was lined with shops selling souvenirs, local goods, and some branded items. This was also where locals and tourists can get a taste of pastries, like almond cookies, and dried meats for free. They were delicious, I must say.

Busy street

I noticed a pastry shop in that same street that was flooded with people. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was the Pasteleria Koi Kei.

Pasteleria Koi Kei

They are famous for their Portuguese egg tarts. I bought one for myself to try. It turned out to be the best egg tart I’ve ever tasted. Each costs 6 patacas (Macau’s currency) or you can also pay in HKD for the same amount.

We ended up buying more egg tarts. Don't leave Macau without tasting them!

We then continued to walk along this street and was greeted by the famous Macau landmark.

The busy street leads to the Ruins.

A lot of people were already there. There was even a photo shoot going on.

The crowd by the Ruins

Wedding photo shoot

We took more pictures before we went inside.

Closed gate beside the main entrance

Back view of the Ruins

We climbed the stairs behind the Ruins and we got a good view of the Grand Lisboa.

View from one of the Ruin's windows.

We then went to the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt.

View from the stairs behind the facade. The arrow points to the Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt.

We only went inside the Crypt. Admission was free.

The crypt contains the relics of martyrs from Vietnam and Japan.

Our next stop was the Museo de Macau, which was near the Ruins. We didn’t get inside for some reason and just took some pictures.

Museo de Macau's operating hours

The escalator here leads to the Museum's entrance

Outside the Museum

If you want to buy some souvenirs, you can check out the stores in between the Ruins and the Museum. A seller from there gave me a very good price. So, don’t be shy to work your haggling skills. 😉

View from the Museum. The arrow points to the stores where souvenirs are sold.

By this time,  we were starving. So we walked back down the same busy street. We found some benches near a 7- eleven store and decided to eat there.

7- eleven

This is what I had- noodles with crab sticks and some dimsum. This is less than 30 HKD.

We ate here. 🙂

After lunch, we walked back to our hotel supposedly to get some sleep. Remember, we haven’t had enough sleep the night before. We went straight to Macau as soon as we arrived in Hong Kong. But it is not everyday that I can be in Macau. So when B said she would rather spend the time exploring Macau more, I gladly joined her. And, P tagged along.

We walked through alleys where we didn’t find a lot of tourists. We stayed for a while in a mini park surrounded by local houses. We saw stores catering mostly to the locals and a street lined with antique shops. We were surprised to end up at Na Tcha Temple right beside the Ruins.

I don't know the name of this temple but it houses some golden statues.

Brass monkey statue

Local houses

This street is lined with antique shops.

Na Tcha Temple beside the Ruins

Although I enjoyed going around on foot, my feet were already complaining like mad. So we just dropped by Lou Kau Mansion in No. 7, Travessa da Se, which is in one of the alleys near Senado Square. We then went back to the hotel.

The ceiling in Lou Kau Mansion

Wooden panels with very intricate designs

Tea Hall. Admission to the mansion is free.

Whew! This is one lengthy post. And, we are not even done with Day 1 yet. 😉

Macau Part 3 is coming soon…

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4 Responses to “MACAU ITINERARY- PART 2”

  1. SaittegeNep May 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

  2. Yana April 26, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Hi Thanks for posting ur IT, it was very detailed. I love it……we are planning to visit Macau by Feb 2013 so this helps me a lot. I hope you can post all ur IT in Macau so with the contact number or email of the hotel where u stayed. Thank u so much.

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