"Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty. With its historic street, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the historic centre of Macao provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West. The site also contains a fortress and a lighthouse, the oldest in China. It bears witness to one of the earliest and longest-lasting encounters between China and the West, based on the vibrancy of international trade." -http://whc.unesco.org
Thanks to myself...
A token during our family trip to Macau last April 24-27, 2010! ^-^
|With my sisters and our mom with the imposing St. Paul's Ruins|
Postcard 3: Ruins og St. Paul's
Thank you so much Kay for this token during your trip to Macau!
I loved it there too and I wish to visit it again also one day with my kids... =)
Postcard 4: Guia Fortress
A great card of Guia Fortress from Sanna of Finland
who is currently studying in Macao. =)
Thank you so much for taking the time to send me this requested card!
Postcard 5: Senado Square
Thank you so much Jean Pierre for this surprise postcard!
Enjoy your travels all around the world!
The Historic Centre of Macau
- A-Ma Temple
- Moorish Barracks
- Lilau Square
- Mandarin's House
- St Lawrence's Church
- St. Joseph's Seminary and Church
- St. Augustine's Square
- Dom Pedro V Theatre
- Sir Robert Ho Tung Library
- St. Augustine's Church
- Leal Senado Building
- Senado Square
- Sam Kai Vui Kun (Kuan Tai Temple)
- Holy House of Mercy
- Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady
- Lou Kau Mansion
- St. Dominic's Church
- Ruins of St. Paul's
- Na Tcha Temple
- Section of the Old City Walls
- Mount Fortress
- St. Anthony's Church
- Casa Garden
- Old Protestant Cemetery and the old headquarters of the British East Indies Company
- Guia Fortress