Things to do in Macau city

Snap some shots of the Ruins of St Paul

Once one of the most important Christian churches in Asia, three separate fires ravaged St Paul’s and left it in a state of ruin. Even in disrepair, though, the early 17th century church is a spectacle, with a stone stairway leading up to the seemingly freestanding granite facade adorned with statues.

Scare yourself with the world's largest bungee jump

Adventurers with a head for heights can enjoy/endure a 200kph (124mph) plummet from a Macau Tower platform (tel: +853 8988 8656;, which rises some 233m (765ft) into the sky. The world’s largest bungee jump isn’t for the faint-hearted, although neither is the climb to the tower’s 338m-high (1,108ft) pinnacle.

Visit the surrounding islands for a spot of hiking

Macau offers decent hiking on its outer islands of Taipa and Coloane. On Taipa, there is a selection of paved and unmarked trails, though serious ramblers may prefer the 8km (5 miles) Coloane Trail, which weaves around the island. With wonderful sea views and less taxing trails, Hác Sá Long Chao Kok is more suited to families.

Explore the city's oldest religious temple

Located near the harbour, A-Ma Temple is Macau’s oldest worship site and was a fixture here even before the city existed. Guarded by two stone lions, the religious complex includes a memorial arch, a prayer hall and a Buddhist pavilion and features various religious engravings, poetry and carvings, plus a lot of billowing incense.

See how Macau likes to drink and drive

In a rather odd arrangement, the Macau Wine Museum and the Macau Grand Prix Museum share a building. The former offers an insight into the city’s Portuguese past as much as it does wine, whilst racing fans will enjoy seeing Ayrton Senna’s car almost as much as the Grand Prix itself (

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