I am going in macau by the end of january 2011 .. and I want to know what should I expect in macau. what should I pack or how much money would it cost me to stay in macau for 5 days ..
Macau is like a mini Las Vegas.Lots of casino, clubs,
Venetian is a must to visit. I think they have some water show coming, worth checking it out. Venetian is one of the 5 star hotel if you can afford this is a must try. almost 8 years agoAnswered by Milkman via Travellr.com
Stayed at the Venetian last month. It is huge! Macau is a mix of Portuguese and Chinese in the architecture and people. I have visited a few times and its not just the casinos, there are a few scenic and historic places to see. However, it is also a good spot to base yourself for some frantic shopping over the border in ZhuHai. This is well worth the visit! (With an appropriate Chinese visa!) almost 8 years ago
Firstly Macau is also a feeling, an attempt to keep a glimpse of its Portugese history intact - there are small streets as you walk around where you will wonder just for a moment if you are in Europe. Yes, it has all the glitz, all the 'glamour', but do you really just want to see another brochure place? What Macau has is pockets of charm, easily accessible WALKING touring around many of its main attractions in the old city, and efficient buses and transport systems to move around wider Macau. For a small place it is quite spread out.
Hint for character and unique accommodation (also quite affordable) is the Pousada de Mong-Ha which is actually the Tourism University's 'play hotel' except that it is truely first class. It is in a quiet part of Macau up a side street in a park-like area leading to the Fort. Look for it on TripAdvisor and you will find it rated Number One in Macau for good reason - charm, genuine service, great price and an excellent restaurant which is also part of the school. And a far cry from the plastic run-of-the-mill hotels downtown.
Other folks have mentioned the Venetian. Definitely go to have a look - it is an incredible place and a great experience to go to if it turns wet. Inside you will loose yourself for hours. What else? The Museum, even if you are not a museum person! And there is a Macau SkyTower from which you will get a great impression of the layout of the place. AND, should you wish you can flick over to Hong Kong again by ferry.
Yep, Macau is great, you will enjoy it. almost 8 years ago
To answer your exact other questions - pack what you wear at home - it is warm and mostly casual/easy wear. Budget - the hotel I have mentioned is approx USD62 sun-thu for single room and breakfast, USD85 twin / higher weekend rates and peak time. Keep in mind this is not for a grotty room in nameless hotel number x // it is the equiv of comfortable first class facilities in a small (almost) family run hotel. You will be served by students and their instructors. An experience in itself! Best yet, because it is a govt run establishment there is no Tax! almost 8 years ago