The 5th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2019)
July 21st-24th, 2019, Macau
Technical Investigation of Macau
Tips
1) Participants' information is required during registration. Accident Insurance is provided by Travel Agent.
2) Please show Tour Card when getting on the bus. Please take care of your Tour Card as it is the only access to the tour.
3) Please follow the arrangement of the guide. Participants are not allowed to leave team without permission.

Schedule:
♦  July 23rd Night (from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
Enjoy dinner at 360°revolving restaurant and enjoy night panorama sightseeing of Macau at Macau Tower.

♦  Whole Day of July 24th (from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
M. U. S. T. (Start from 8:40 am) → Ruins of St. Paul ( from 9:00 am to 10:00 am) → A-Ma Temple ( from 10:00 am to 11:00 am) → Handover Gifts Museum of Macao (from 11:00 am to 12:00 am) → Lunch (from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm) → The Venetian Macao (from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm) → M. U. S. T (Arrive at about 4:30 pm)

Macau Tower (澳门塔)

Ratings:
Reasons to visit: Great Place to see panorama of Macau
Opening Hours: 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m. Sat. ~Sun.: 9:00a.m.-10:00p.m.
Recommended time to visit: 2 hours
Main Sights: 360° revolving restaurant; Panoramic views on 61th floor, Sky Jump, Macau Tower Climb, Sky Walk etc

Macau Tower, located in the New Reclamation Area of Macau West Bay, has a total height of 338 meters (standing 338 meters at its highest point, 56 floors in total) from the ground to its highest point. It is the global tenth independent sightseeing tower, and it is one of the members of the World Federation of Great Towers. It is higher than the famous Sky Tower in Auckland, Eiffel Tower in Paris and AMP Tower in Sydney; and it is the highest sightseeing steel tower in Southeast Asia.

Macau Tower offers an observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the thrilling "Skywalk X," a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim at a height of 233 meters above ground. Also, the tower has exhibition and conference facilities, theme restaurants, upscale shopping center and theater, open-air plaza and waterfront promenade. The 60th floor has a large revolving restaurant which can help you overlook the scenery around the whole Macau. The 59th floor is a 180°air bar. Standing on the sightseeing gallery on 61th floor, you can enjoy Macau and Zhuhai's panoramic view; in sunny days, you can also see Lantau Island in Hong Kong.



The 360°revolving restaurant on the 60th floor can not only help guests around the world enjoy the pleasing panorama of Macau in 90 minutes, but also enjoy various delicious food like authentic Portuguese and Indian flavors delicious seafood and Western cuisine and desserts. Also, there is a Chinese food restaurant vigorously promoted by Macau tourism diet magazine which mixes the traditional aulic cooking and innovative ingredients.

Ruins of St. Paul (大三巴牌坊)

Ratings:
Reasons to visit: Landmark and Symbol of Macau
Opening Hours: All Day
Recommended time to visit: 2 to 3 hours
Main Sights: The Ruins of St. Paul's, the Section of Old City Wall, Na Tcha Temple, Catholic Church

Built in the 1602 by Jesuit priests, the church was originally St. Paul's College and the Cathedral of St. Paul also known as "Mater Dei" and was destroyed by fire in 1835, now only the massive stone facade survived. It has gone through the fire for 3 times and witnessed the history of Macao. Today the Ruins of St. Paul is the official symbol of Macau and offer great photo ops. It was one of the most famous landmarks of Macau and was listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While visiting the Ruins of the St. Paul's, in addition to enjoy the spectacular towering wall, one should also ponder the significance of the exquisite wall. The stone and the crypts of the Jesuits are the main parts of the Ruins of the St. Paul's. Between 1620 and 1627, the Japanese Christians in exile from their home and local craftsmen under the direction of Italian Jesuit Carlo Spinola intricately carved the stones. Dragon is the symbol of sacred in Chinese culture while in western culture, it symbolizes evilness, which explains the Jesuit images with Oriental themes like a woman stepping on a seven-headed hydra, described in Chinese characters as 'Holy Mother tramples the heads of the dragon'.

Now, the Ruins of St. Paul has become one of the symbols of Macao. Many tourists like to take a wedding picture as a souvenir.

A-Ma Temple (妈阁庙)

Ratings:
Reasons to visit: The Oldest Temple in Macau
Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Recommended time to visit: Around 1 hour
Main Sights: Hongren Hall, Avalokitesvara Hall

A-Ma Temple or Mazu Temple is one of the oldest religious temples in Macau. The temple is located in the southeast of Macau Peninsula. It has a history of over 500-year, which can be dated back to 1488, even before the city of Macau came into being. In ancient times, people believed that Mazu was the “Goddess of the Sea” and the “Protector of Fishermen”, so they built this solemn temple to show their devout. This construction been made of 4 main parts: the Gate Pavilion, the Memorial Arch, the Prayer Hall, the Hall of Benevolence, the Hall of Guanyin, and Zhengjiao Chanlin (a Buddhist pavilion). The variety of pavilions dedicated to the worship of different deities in a single complex make A-Ma Temple an exemplary representation of Chinese culture inspired by Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and multiple folk beliefs. The temple has been listed in the World Heritage records in 2005, together with the Historic Centre of Macau.

But sometimes this area is not only for the Temple Visit but you can go near/beside the temple. A-Ma Temple is close to Macau Maritime Museum, you can pay a visit to the museum if time allows. There are so many surrounding shops selling the local snacks of Macau. In front of the temple there are also some drink sellers and some Ice Cream Seller. It wouldn’t be bad idea to buy a drink or ice cream when you get there. In addition, this area there are many gift shops, visitors can come to walk around and buy some back as a gift for your friends or families.

Handover Gifts Museum of Macao (澳门回归贺礼陈列馆)

Ratings:
Reasons to visit: A museum to commemorate the transfer of sovereignty over Macau
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (Tuesday-Sunday)
Recommended time to visit: Around 2 hours
Main Sights: Hongren Hall, Avalokitesvara Hall

The Handover Gift Museum is an interesting museum which houses 56 extraordinary gifts given to city of Macau by various regions, cities and ethnic groups to celebrate the return of the territory to China from Portugal in 1999. The Handover Gifts Museum of Macao is a three storey building. The first floor is the lobby, entrance and also contains the Museum’s administrative offices. The second floor features the handover gifts exhibition gallery and the special exhibition gallery. The third floor contains the auditorium.



Here you find a large gallery with a unique collection of a wide variety of Chinese art works. The works are delicate, beautiful and demonstrate precious resources and materials as well as the craftsmanship and artistic skill found throughout China.

The Venetian Macao (澳门威尼斯人)

Ratings:
Reasons to visit: Largest single block style hotel in Asia and the second largest building in the world
Opening Hours: All Day
Recommended time to visit: Around 2 hours
Main Sights: tourist area including Cotai Arena, Grand Canal Shoppes etc and the casino area including Golden Fish, Imperial House and Phoenix etc

Located on the Cotai Strip next to Plaza Casino, The Venetian Macao is a 3,000 suite (1,500 suites in the initial phase) mega resort replicating the famous architectural canals and icons of Venice, Italy makes its home. The design of The Venetian Macao is inspired by the travels of Marco Polo, the Italian explorer who educated the western world concerning the cultural sophistication and treasures of China during his travels. Inspired by this great culture, Marco Polo returned to the West and shared his vision of the Chinese Emperor’s Court.

The Venetian Macao includes all of the features found in The Venetian Las Vegas, including an upscale and unique gaming experience, a themed retail venue which is connected to the Plaza Casinos shopping, multiple restaurants, a showroom and an arena together with one of the largest conventions, meeting and exhibition centers in Asia. It also includes the ultimate outdoor recreation facilities, water features, and landscaping amenities – creating a lush tropical oasis featuring waterfalls, wave pools, gardens and lanais, all linked together by a lazy river. There is an onsite golf course on the roof.

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