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Cheap flights from Macau

Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across Hong Kong, and is bordered by the Guangdong Province to the north and South China Sea to the east and south. It is the most densely populated region in the world, with around 624,000 residents living in a total land area of only 31.3 square kilometres. Vibrant, colourful, modern, and yet traditional in its own way, Macau is one of the top destinations of Asia.

 

Where to go

Ruins of the Church of St. Paul – The most iconic treasure of Macau, the facade and stairway are all that is left of this early 17th century Jesuit church. With its statues, portals, and engravings that effectively make up a 'sermon in stone' and a Biblia pauperum (Bible of the poor), the church was one of the greatest monuments to Christianity in Asia, intended to help the illiterate understand the Passion of Christ and live the lives of saints. The structure itself was designed by an Italian Jesuit and was completed by early Japanese Christian exiles and Chinese craftsmen in 1602. It was abandoned after the expulsion of Jesuits and became a military barracks after that. In 1835, a fire erupted in the kitchen of the barracks, taking the church to the ground – except of course the facade that tourists see today.

 

Taipa – Traditionally an island of duck farms and boat yards, Taipa is rapidly becoming urbanised and now houses hotels, a university, a race course, a stadium, and an airport. However, the modernisation still hasn't taken everything in this lovely place: baroque churches, temples, overgrown esplanades, and lethargic settlements still come to view when visiting the place. Eat here, stay here, do shopping here – Taipa will give you everything you need.

 

Macau Museum of Art - The Macau Museum of Art is a five-storey museum that has well-curated displays of art created in Macau and China, including paintings by Western artists like George Chinnery, who lived in the enclave. Other exhibitions include ceramics and stoneware excavated in Macau, Ming and Qing dynasty calligraphy from Guangdong, ceramic statues, and seal carvings. The museum also features 19th century Western historical paintings from all over Asia, and contemporary Macau art.

 

Looking for something different? Try and discover the wonders of Asia and its beautiful and equally colourful countries and cities. The East and Southeast Asian regions where Macau is also located provide  a thoroughly exotic and exciting way to travel as these areas are truly unique and one of a kind. Take for example the imperial splendour of China, as against the upbeat yet serene South Korea. Go to the pristine beaches of Boracay in the Philippines too, and the warm sands of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Short haul destinations run mostly from the Macau International Airport, the major air hub of Macau.

 

Currently, there are no long haul destinations from Macau and its main airport, the Macau International Airport. Flights are limited to destinations in Southeast Asia, particularly in the mainland region, as well as in East Asia. Travellers who seek long haul flights are encouraged to take flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, or Seoul, as these cities have airports that are well-connected to many destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. Further, long haul flights are only carried out by bigger jets, and these cities have airports that have the capacity to handle aircraft of this class.

 

How to get out

The Macau International Airport is the primary airport located in the special administrative region of Macau, situated at the eastern end of Taipa Island. It commenced operations in November 1995 and has since then become a common transfer point for people travelling between China and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. As in Hong Kong, the Macau International Airport has its own immigration policies and is a separate customs territory from mainland China. All travellers, including those going to mainland China and Hong Kong need to go through the immigration and customs inspections of international flights. Airlines that travel to and from the airport include Air Asia, Air Asia Zest, Air Macau, Air China, Cebu Pacific, Thai Smile, Tigerair, Xiamen Airlines, TransAsia Airways, and many others.

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