Sunday, December 18, 2011

TRAVELOGUE: Macau Culture

 Região Administrativa Especial de Macau for "Macao Special Administrative Region"

Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China.
Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and subsequently administered the region until the handover on 20 December 1999.

The mixing of the Chinese and Portuguese cultures and religious traditions for more than four centuries has left Macau with an inimitable collection of holidays, festivals and events.

A-Ma Temple, a temple built in 1448 dedicated to the goddess Matsu.

 The Statue of Guan Yin, a blend between the traditional images 
of the Bodhisattva Guan Yin and Holy Mary.
 Ruins of St. Paul's, façade of originally The Cathedral of St. Paul built in 1602.
View from the former interior. Under the glass cases were the convent
Adjacent to the ruins of St Pau is a shoppers haven or "tiangge" Notice the sign in tagalog....


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