Macau General Information
Macau (also spelled Macao, traditional Chinese: 澳門 simplified Chinese: 澳门) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is an area on the southern coast of China Ruled by Portugal before 1991 1999 is the oldest European colony in China. Since the 16th century, sovereignty over Macau moved to the People’s Republic of China in the year 1999 became the Special Administrative Region of China
Macau has a relatively warm climate. The average temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) with high relative humidity 75% -90%.
- Fall (Oct-Dec) is the best season. Suitable for tourism.
- Winter (Jan-Mar) Although it is quite cold. It has enough sun to warm the tourists who want to touch.
- Summer and rainy (April – September). And humidity Relatively high in some periods, it is raining and usually occurs under the dust in June – Aug, when typhoons reach level 8. Taipa bridge, the Coloane will be temporarily closed. Meanwhile, the navigation. Buses and flights between Hong Kong – Macau Will be temporarily canceled.
Chinese and Portuguese are official languages. However, Cantonese is more commonly used in communication. English will be used as a language to trade and tourism.
Macau uses Patacas or MOP $. MOP $ is approximately 4.50 US $. The Bank uses 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 MOP $. The medal has 10, 5, 1 MOP $ and is subordinate to 50, 20, 10 Avos. Most tourists do not exchange money Macau. Macau money exchange is not refundable. It will be redeemed in Hong Kong currency. (At Macau using Hong Kong money)
In general, 220 volt plugs, 3-point plugs, square heads or some places use round heads.
Macau does not charge domestic phone rates for home phones. If a public phone is charged at 1 pataca, the phone cards cost 50, 100 and 150 patacas.
Macau is a gourmet haven. Not lost anywhere in the world With a variety of food. And a variety of nations to taste. Do not miss when you arrive in Macau. Must be a national food. The so-called. “McGannian food” and “Portuguese food”, which can not be eaten in Thailand.
Portuguese cuisine Southern European cuisine with Mediterranean coast The main ingredient is all kinds of seafood such as shrimp, shellfish, crab, fish, squid, simple cooked like steamed steak, steamed with herbs and seasonings found in southern Europe such as olive oil, sea salt, vinegar, white wine, coriander and garlic.
- Chinese New Year: The streets are full of colorful flowers, parades, lions and drumbeats. Crying At night all the streets are decorated with glittering lamps. During this festival, the Macao people will pay homage to the holy things. The prosperity “Kung Hei Fat Choi” is used as a greeting to send happiness and good wishes to each other.
- Ceremony of the statue of Jesus Christ: The Catholic Church Wearing a purple robe and gathering for the procession of the statue of Jesus Christ carrying the cross began a parade from St. Augustine Church to the Cathedral Church, surrounded by crowds attending the ceremony. Faith in Jesus
- Shingling: Chinese families will travel to clean the cemetery. The scented candles and offerings. For worshiping the ancestors of the deceased. After cleaning the cemetery and paying homage to the ancestors. Then take advantage of this time to relax and socialize with the family at the same time.
- Religious Festival at Wat Pak Tai: An indigenous, colorful festival of religious festivities held in April on Taipa Island at Pak Tai Temple will feature a Chinese opera that tells the legend of Pak Tai, the fairy godmother. Excellence and brave warriors of Northern Territories.
- Mother’s Day Festival: This grand festival is held once a year. To show loyalty and faith in the faith. Goddess of the sea At the front of the temple, there is a lion dance and dance show.
Macau Attractions as
- Kun Iam Temple
- Ruins of St. Paul’s
- Senado Square
- Kun Iam Statue
- Taipa Houses Museum
- Monte Fort & Museum of Macau