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Why Macau Fisherman's Wharf is special ?
Macao Fisherman's Wharf is Macau's first theme park as well as a shopping center modeled on Euramerican fisherman's wharfs. It has an area of over 111,500 square meters (about 28 acres), of which 40 percent is reclaimed from the sea. It was invested in by Ho Hung San (One of the top 10 billionaires in the Hong Kong-Macau region through running his gambling business) and Chow Kam Fai (a Macau entrepreneur in the tourism, entertainment and gambling industries). The total investment in the project is about MOP1.9 billion. The wharf was inaugurated on December 31st, 2005, in the presence of Ho Hau-wah, the chief executive of Macao, and Ho Hung San. On December 23rd, 2006, it was opened to the public formally. Now, it is rapidly emerging as a popular attraction.
What to explore at Macau Fisherman's Wharf?
With different characteristics, Macau Fisherman's Wharf can be divided into three main sections: Dynasty Wharf, East Meets West and Legend Wharf.
Dynasty Wharf is composed of many Chinese towers, which are built in the imitation of the Tang-style.
Macau East Meets West mixes together oriental traditions and features of western design, including a 40-metre (about 131 feet) tall man-made volcano, waterfalls, architectures of Greece, an ancient battleship, an Arabian children's play area, a Roman Amphitheatre, a characteristic shopping mall and exhibition facilities. Legend Wharf is equipped with all kinds of recreational facilities, such as a High-tech Games Center, Water Performance Arena and a Video Games Center.
Legend Wharf is equipped with all kinds of recreational facilities, such as a High-tech Games Center, Water Performance Arena and a Video Games Center.
With large amounts of money being invested in expertise and manpower, the Fisherman's Wharf will develop further to be a well-equipped place for public entertainment. It is worth noting that the wharf sits right beside the Sands Macau, which is another place to further your visit.
Sands Macau, which was named after a hotel (the Sands hotel and Casino in Las Vegas), is the largest and the first U.S. owned casino in Macau. The project is invested by Sheldon Gary Adelson (the Las Vegas Sands Chairman). With an investment of $240 million, it opened its doors in 2004. With an area of 4,132,231 square meters (about 1,021 acres), it has 740 table games and more than 600 casino slot machines. Sands Macau is, without doubt, a magnificent casino center for visitors.
How to get to Macau Fisherman's Wharf?
Take bus no. 1A,3,3A,8,10,10A,10B,17,28A,28B,28BX,28C,32, get off at Macau Fisherman's Wharf.
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- Excellent Roman architecture
- Macau Fisherman's Wharf - Dine & Shop
Outer Harbor, Macau, China
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The place is nice. There was a food festival the time we went there. We tried the fish cake on a stick which looked like a footlong jumbo hotdog on a stick. It was a delicious streetfood. Overall, we enjoyed our stop there. This place is something a tourist should not miss.
Possibly the nicest looking sad place ever. But you get a good look of the Friendship Bridge from here.
This place is really amazing for photos, it was almost deserted when we were there. They have nice architectural buildings from around the world. It has a nice view of the sea as well. There is not much to do there but if you just wanted a day to relax and take a few photos, this be a nice place for that. We came here early in the morning so there is a nice breeze from the sea, we wanted to go back in the evening and take some night view photos but we couldn't fit it in the schedule.I would definitely go back again in the evening next time around.
Vast space of few architectures. The only best thing when we visited was the weather - cool, a bit windy, not so sunny - perfect for walking around the place to take photos. This might be perfect for those who just like to do leisure walks. But really, not much to see.
Lot's to do, things to see and it has a wonders to share. I loved their buildings and architecture. I should have stayed a more days in Macau to see the Fishermans Wharf at night and it would be magical.