Macau: Strolling through the Historic Centre Part II

Continue from Macau: Strolling through the Historic Center Part I.

13) Sam Kai Vui Kun Temple 三街會館(關帝廟)

14) Holy House of Mercy 仁慈堂大樓

15) Cathedral 澳門主教座堂(大堂)

16) Lou Kau Mansion 盧家大屋

A traditional Chinese courtyard home built by a prominent Chinese merchant, Lou Kau. Now, it was also used for performance or exhibition purposes.

amazing paper art

17) St. Dominic’s Church 玫瑰堂

18) Ruins of St. Paul’s 大三巴牌坊

Finally we had reached the Ruins of St. Paul's, the symbol of Macau. In case you do not know, the Ruins of St. Paul's, namely Sam Ba Sing Tzik, refer to the facade of what was originally the Cathedral of St. Paul's.

Old St Paul's Cathedral in ruins after the Great Fire of London

Look at the crowd!

19) Na Tcha Temple 哪吒廟

After the Ruins of St. Paul's, we actually visited Mount Fortress first, followed by Na Tcha Temple and Section of the Old City Walls, which was a better sequence.

20) Section of the Old City Walls 舊城牆遺

This was quite funny! The Section of the Old City Walls was the wall right at the side of Na Tcha Temple. But one could easily miss it as it looked just like any ordinary wall. And, we were one of them. We walked down the slope, and walked up again to take this picture with motobikes in it. Mad. Could someone move the motobikes away?

21) Mount Fortress 大炮台

The slope in the picture below was the path to Mount Fortress. I could still remember that I visited an air-conditioned toilet here. :)

Old folks with birds. What were them chatting? I bet they were telling their hero stories of their younger days. ;) I wish my retirement life can be as relaxing as well.

The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that held sufficient ammunition and supplies to endure a siege lasting up to two years.

22) St. Anthony’s Church 聖安多尼教堂

23) Casa Garden 東方基金會會址

We started from A-Ma temple at 10am and reached Casa Garden at 4pm. We spent quite a while looking for the attractions and good food. Casa Garden and Protestant Cemetery were closed when we reached there(opening hours are available in their website). But we were not very interested in the garden and cemetery, so even we passed by here again the next day, we didn't enter.

24) Protestant Cemetery 基督教墳場

Before taking a bus back to the hotel, I bought this Vitamilk from the grocery store opposite the bus stand. I read that many travellers bought dozens back to their home countries. But to me it tasted like Dutch Lady milk which is not to my likings. I prefer Trappist Dairy LTD(十字牌牛奶)which I will introduce later.