Six Instagrammable Locations You Should Visit in Macau
by: The Beat Asia
January 31, 2023
Known for its towering buildings, historical sites, Portuguese-style neighbourhoods, and luxurious accommodations and casinos, Macau is a city filled with eye-catching places worth visiting with your loved ones.
No matter if you want to glam up your Instagram account with like-worthy shots, bombard your friends with IG stories that will keep them on the edge of their seats, or just want to dump captivating images online, these iconic spots in Macau will ignite your love for photography.
Cheoc Van Beach
Looking to swing by a family-friendly tourist spot near the bustling city? Situated in Coloane Village is Cheoc Van Beach, a 5,000-square-metre white sand beach offering panoramic views of the southern part of Macau. Ideal for recreational activities such as kayaking, swimming, boating, and picnic, this gem deserves a spot on your to-visit list and Instagram feed.
Location: Cheoc Van Beach, 4H76+85H
Ruins of St. Paul’s
What used to be the façade of St. Paul’s Church is now one of the most renowned tourist spots in Asia. The Ruins of St. Paul’s is a good photo spot as it boasts intricate Portuguese-style design, perfect for those who have a knack for art and architecture. Bring the whole family and pose for the camera in front of this 420-year-old historical gem.
Location: Ruins of St. Paul’s, Calcada de Sao Paulo Road
An upscale town in Macau, Senado Square is a pedestrian-only zone where you can safely stand in the middle of the road to capture Instagram-worthy photos. Visit this place for the historical buildings and sculptures that will transport you back in time. In case you want to fill your tummy with energising treats, the plaza is home to a flurry of Macau-born restaurants and coffee shops.
Location: Senado Square, Central District of Macau Peninsula
One of the most attractive spots in the city is Wynn Palace, a five-star luxury hotel and resort that sits on the vibrant Rua Cidade de Sintra road. It features 596 stylish rooms, casual dining spots, and a spa. Take in the beauty of the hotel’s monarchy-inspired interiors as you capture pictures with your family and friends. Make sure to strike a pose amid the lavish building to achieve the “old money aesthetic.”
Location: Wynn Palace, Rua Cidade de Sintra, NAPE
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf
Located on the shore of the city’s outer harbour, the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is the biggest and grandest entertainment complex in Macau. From specially designed hotels, restaurants, and casinos, there’s no shortage of Instagrammable spots in this renowned tourist destination. Don’t forget to dress like a true-blue Macanese by sporting a Chinese-style ensemble.
Location: Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Sé
Travessa da Paixao
Just a five-minute walk from the Ruins of St. Paul’s is Travessa da Paixao, a European-style neighbourhood that is popular among locals and tourists. It has a multitude of picturesque buildings reminiscent of the ones that are usually featured in travel postcards you can buy in a bookstore. Whether you want to flaunt your outfit, learn about the rich history of Macau, or just want to document your travel, this quaint town is worth visiting.
Location: Travessa da Paixao, Rua da Ressureicao Extension
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