Located on the south coast of China, just 40 miles from Hong Kong, Macao was a Portuguese territory from the 16th century until 1999 when it became a Special Administrative Region of China. Its blend of Chinese colour and Portuguese heritage is intoxicating and both influences are still very much in evidence and, with everything contained in a relatively small area, it’s easy to make the most of this unique destination.
Where else can you walk down a lane fizzing with the bustle and energy of Chinese streetlife before calling into an authentic Portuguese restaurant? Where else can you spend the afternoon sipping coffee in a cobbled, tree-shaded square and the evening enjoying nightlife as grand and glamorous as that in Las Vegas? And, where else can you see giant pandas, attempt bungee jumping, feast on Michelin-starred cuisine and admire UNESCO-listed buildings all on the same day?