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Travel Tips: The Non-Gambling Traveller's Guide To Macau

Travelers Today       By    Nicole Ynayan

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 04:09 AM EDT

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While Macau is world famous for being home to some of the best and biggest casinos in the world, this former Portuguese colony also holds boundless amounts of fun for non-gamblers to enjoy.

Away from the bright flashing lights and ringing bells stands an entire city of food, culture, and adventure, just waiting to be experienced. Here are some great activities you can enjoy in Macau without having to place a single bet.

EXPERIENCE NEW CUISINE

Having been an Asian city-state under almost four hundred years of European rule, it's no wonder why Macau's cuisine is the embodiment of east meets west. Offering everything from authentic Chinese cuisine, heart-warming Portuguese cooking, exotic fried street food, and unique Asian-Western crossover desserts, Macau is definitely a place to go on a gastronomic adventure.

Be sure to grab some almond cookies and sweet jerky from Pastelaria Koi Kei in Taipa Village, egg tarts from Senado Square, and some incredible dimsum from Yum Cha in Sands Cotai Central. Macau holds some great food treasures all over the city-state just waiting to be explored and discovered.

A GLORIOUS HISTORY

With the recent rise of the premier gambling districts, it can be very easy to overlook Macau's cultural heritage and history. With a strong Chinese heritage and centuries of European settlement, the once simple and humble city-state of Macau is still home to a magnitude of beautiful historical landmarks that are reminiscent of its past.

If you're visiting Macau and not looking to gamble, check out The Ruins of St. Paul, the 16th century temple of A Ma, spectacularly religious Kun Iam statue, and the Guia Fortress. It wouldn't hurt to read up about these places either, since they all have such rich back stories.

CATCH A SHOW

Big hotels and casinos don't have to be all about gambling. The truth is, these places can also bring you loads of entertainment without you having to bet a single dime. Because of the consistent international tourism that comes into Macau, world-class acts are making their way to the stages of the Chinese city-state.

Catch a grand show like nothing you've ever seen before. The Wynn, Studio City and The Venetian in Macau are home to some of the best and biggest cabaret shows, magical performances, and concerts in the world.

There you have it! A whole vacation can be had in China's version of Sin City, without you having to place a single bet! So even if you're not a big gambler, Macau is still a wonderful vacation trip option for anyone and everyone. Explore, experience, and enjoy!

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