About Macao

Macau is located in the Pearl River Delta in the southern part of Guangdong Province, China. It is located to the west of the Pearl River Estuary, to the north of Zhuhai City in mainland China, and to the east by about 60 kilometers from the sea. Macau is composed of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane, with a total area of about 30 square kilometers. The Macau Peninsula is the center of urban development in Macau; Taipa and Coloane are two islands connected by reclamation projects. Developed into Cotai, there are many large hotels and resorts.

Since the Portuguese arrived and settled in Australia in the middle of the 16th century, Chinese and Western architecture, art, religion, food, and community culture have merged and merged in Macau for more than 400 years. Since December 20, 1999, Macau has returned to China and has become a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China. Under the policy of "one country, two systems", Macao people govern Macao and enjoy a high degree of autonomy. Macau has gradually developed into an international city from a small fishing village in the past. In 2005, the "Macao Historic District" was successfully listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, allowing Macau to further show its unique historical and cultural features to the world. At present, Macau is positioning itself as a world tourism and leisure center and is committed to developing into a high-quality tourist city.

The population of Macau is about 656,700. Most of the residents live in the Macau peninsula. The two outlying islands have a smaller population. Macao residents are mainly Chinese, accounting for more than 90% of the total population, and the rest are Portuguese, Filipino and other nationalities.

Chinese and Portuguese are the current official languages. Cantonese is commonly used for daily communication among residents, but many residents can understand Mandarin (Mandarin). English is also widely spoken in Macau and can be used in many situations.

The historic district of Macau is a historical district with the old town of Macau as its core. It includes more than 20 historic buildings and is connected by adjacent squares and streets. It was included in the World Heritage List in 2005. The historical district of Macau has been preserved to this day, witnessing the integration of Eastern and Western cultures in Macao for more than 400 years and coexisting in harmony. Take a leisurely stroll in the historic district of Macau and you will find many wonderful monuments and monuments, and learn about the rich history of these buildings and squares. Including: Mage Temple, Zheng Family House, Civil Administration Department Building, Sansam Memorial Arch, Rose Hall, Cannon Fort, Dongwang Yang Fort, etc.

Macau has a unique festival culture, which includes traditional Chinese festivals such as the Lunar New Year, the Land of the Land, and the Dragon Boat Festival, as well as Western festivals such as Easter, the Huadima Icon Parade, and Christmas. In addition to festivals, Macau hosts a number of large-scale international events each year: Macau Arts Festival, Macau Lotus Festival, Macau International Dragon Boat Race, Macau International Fireworks Display, Macau Food Festival, Macau Grand Prix, Macau International Symphony Grand Parade etc.

Source: Official Website of Macau Tourism Board