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Macao locationMacao is situated in the southern coast of South China Sea, to the west of the Pearl River's estuary. It consists of Macao peninsula, the islands of Taipa and Coloane. Macao's economy relies heavily on tourism and casinos. In the l960s, Macao reshuffled its economic structure, increasing imports and exports dramatically. At present, foreign trade, tourism and gambling, architecture and banking have become the four pillars of Macao's economy. Macao's tourism industry is well developed. Its best-known sights are the A-ma Temple, the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the Mount Fortress. The gambling industry in Macao ranks first in the Far East, known as "the Oriental Monte Carlo (a celebrated gambling city in Europe)".

Macao has belonged to China since ancient times. It was formerly subordinate to Xiangshan County (today's zhongshan city) of Guangdong Province. In 1553, the Portuguese set foot on Macao on the pretext of drying drenched goods. They bribed local officials to gain permission to drop anchor in Macao's harbor and engage in trade. Since the Opium War in 1840. Macao was occupied by Portuguese for a long time. On December 20th of 1999, the People's Republic of China resumed its sovereignty over Macao and established the Macao Special Administrative Region.

The massive stone facade of the ruins of the Cathedral of Saint Paul (Dasanba in Chinese) has become the symbol of Macao. The A-ma Temple is a place to worship the seafarers' goddess "A-ma" (mother in southern Fujian dialect), also known as "the Queen of Heaven". Every year on Chinese New Year's Eve and the 23rd day of the third Chinese lunar month, fishermen will come here to celebrate A -ma's birthday. There is always an endless stream of pilgrims in the temple.

Attractions Recommendation
Leal Senado Square, Charitable Institution, St. Dominic's Church, Ruins of St. Paul, Monte Fortress, Macao City Museum, Barra Temple, Sun Yat-sen Memorial House, the Arts Garden, Cultural Center, Grand Prix Museum, Lisboa Casino, and horse race.

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