10 best places to visit around The Waterside.
MGM casino, Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau, China
Located at the heart of Grande Praça, the breathtaking 8-meter tall cylindrical MGM Aquarium gives a 360-degree unobstructed view of the aquatic lives. Visitors can appreciate the beauty of each fish and immerse themselves in magnificence where the water meets the sky. Visitors can witness a wide array of exotic fish such as Panther Grouper, Blue Moon Angelfish, Clown Triggerfish as well as Cownose Stingrays being fed by qualified divers at selected times.
AJ Hackett Macau Tower
AJ Hackett Macau Tower, Level T2, Adventure Zone, Macau Tower, Macau, China
The tower is the only place in Macau where the sky is the playground! Home to the World’s Highest Bungy – 233m. Walk on the wide side with Skywalk – 233m, drop off the edge with Skyjump – 233m, or take on the World’s Highest Urban Tower Climb – 338m.. “EVERYDAY DO SOMETHING THAT REMINDS YOU YOU’RE STILL ALIVE!”
Wynn Macau Performance Lake
Rua Cidade de Sintra, NAPE, Macau
Located at the entrance of Wynn Macau, this thrilling entertainment has quickly become the area’s most popular attraction among locals and visitors alike. The Performance Lake’s dazzling exhibitions – a series of three-minute shows timed to debut every 15 minutes throughout the day, contains roughly 800,000 gallons of water, and if you could look beneath the surface, you would find over 300 water nozzles, 1,500 individually controlled colored LED lights, and seven fire jets to create the flames that burst into the air.
Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)
Barra Square , Rua de Sao Tiago de Barra and Calcada da Barra, Macau, China
A-Ma Temple, located in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula, is the oldest temple here. Approximately four hundred years ago the Portuguese landed on a sea promontory near a temple. The A-Ma Temple was constructed in the year of 1488 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to commemorate Mazu, the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen.
Kun Iam Statue & Ecumenical Centre
Av. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
The beautiful gold Kun Iam statue stands on a small island jutting into the Outer Harbour between Macau and Taipa, along Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. The statue is dedicated to Kun Iam, the Chinese Buddhist goddess of mercy. It stands on a lotus-shaped dome, beneath which is the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre – which contains a small exhibition and some literature on Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Entry is free.
Largo do Senado (Senado Square)
Central District of Macau Peninsula, Macau, China
This square covers an area of 3,700 square meters. As one of the top four squares in Macau, it was listed into the World Heritage Sites as part of Historic Centre of Macao. The square is paved in the traditional Portuguese pavement. Except for the highly Europe-style characteristic buildings, a variety of gift shops around are also highlights to visit this place, where you can buy some souvenirs for your friends and families.
Ruins of St. Paul’s
Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
The Ruins of St. Paul’s refer to the façade of what was originally the Church of Mater Dei built in 1602-1640 and the ruins of St. Paul’s College, which stood adjacent to the Church, both destroyed by fire in 1835. It is considered Macau’s most famous landmark, the ruins of this 16th-century cathedral features a spectacular façade with intricate carvings by Japanese monks.
Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre
Lago Nam Van, Macau
The Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre was established to organize international-standard competitions. It houses a set of comprehensive onshore facilities. In addition to international dragon boat invitation races, the center is a training ground for water sports athletes and an ideal venue for cultural and recreational activities, and carnivals.
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf
Outer Harbor, Macau, China
This entertainment complex offers a selection of antique stores, boutiques, and restaurants in a quiet setting. The surrounding Roman replica architecture makes for an interesting shopping experience.
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military base, this fort today features a public park, an observatory and the Macau Museum.