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Celebratory masks at the Tam Kong Festival in Macau, the Orient Arch in Macau, a photo from Macau's Lotus Flower Festival

Best known as a destination for gambling and tourism, Macau (also spelled Macao) is just as rich in culture and history as it is in casinos and entertainment. It is home to many museums, churches, temples, galleries and even fortresses that draw tourists from all over the world. Macau is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, maintaining its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy and immigration policy. Read more in our travel guide to find the best in Macau dining, lodging and attractions.

Macau Hotel Search
Discover top accommodations at some of the best hotels in the city with our reviews, and search our database to find the right fit for your trip.
Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip in Macau, China

Galaxy Macau, a mega-resort casino entertainment complex in China
Galaxy Macau Opening
Long considered the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is best known for its mega-casino resorts, with each new one vying to outdo its predecessors. But the stakes for future newcomers have just risen to a possibly unbeatable level with the arrival of mega-resort casino Galaxy Macau.

Best Spas in Macau
Macau (also Macao), one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, offers a vast array of luxurious spa escapes. Here are some of the best on offer.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau in China

The Venetian Macao in China
The Venetian Macao
Modeled after its sister property in Las Vegas, The Venetian Macao is just one of the many lavish casino hotels that are giving Macau world-class status as a gambling mecca.

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(Updated: 08/26/11 CT)

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