Macau is an administrative region that can be found in the people’s Republic of China. Its history dates way back into the 15th century when it was under the Portuguese colony, although it still was under the Chinese sovereignty and authority. It can therefore be represented as a combination of both the Chinese and Portuguese culture. Its diverse culture is greatly represented by the worlds known Macau historic sites whose landmarks include great fortresses, religious buildings, entertainment centers and many more.
What makes Macau’s historic sites more interesting is its history in the golden age. It was from this strong trade that the Guia Fortress was built to prevent further attack by the Dutch. This is one site to behold for any tourist. Apart from being a strategic trading post, it was also a religious center which attracted the catholic missionaries who came to spread Christianity. As a booming economical hub, the Christians took advantage of this and this led to the first Jesuits who arrived in the late 1500s. this later on saw the coming of other denominations hence leading to the construction of some the great Macau historic sites such as the construction of the St. Dominic’s church and the Saint Paul’s Jesuit cathedrals. Some spectacular sites to behold. Macau was a slave trade port. This means that business was at its peak, slave trade ships would dock at Macau for their human cargo that had been kidnapped from southern china towards to different destinations. There are still some slavery land marks which make Macau historic sites.
Here at Macau you will also get to witness first hand what the Chinese temples looked like. You will also get to see the fort Monte which still remains as one of the best ever Macau historic sites ever. You will also be able to see the splendid Largo do Senado square whose central fountain and the waved pavements are both a wonderful site.
Macau historic sites can be found in two separate buffer zones. The area located between Barra hill and mount hill is the area that you will find most of the prehistoric sites to behold. This is where you will find the sections of the old city walls, the ruins of St.Dominicans and St.Paul’s churches, the old protestant cemetery and the underground tombs behind the ruins of the St. Paul’s church which houses the remains of Christian martyrs, the Na Tcha temple amongst hundreds of many more Macau historic sites. This is what they call the zone. Zone two is where you find the modern urban areas and the park. This carries less interest for you who have traveled to witness the Macau historic sites.
For you art lovers, you should not be left lagging behind, for there is a memorial garden specially dedicated to one famous Portuguese poet of approximately four hundred years ago. This is the grotto and cameo garden. This is a garden that futures both the western and ancient Chinese architecture. Macau historic sites are a marvel to watch and experience for a tourist and even the locals themselves. Try it for a different experience of a lifetime.