Sunday, December 16, 2007


Day 2 - Part A

Our plan today will start at 10.00am for a Macau City Tour. The first stop was at Museu De Macau. This ancient fortification built by the Jesuit Fathers in 1626, on the peak of the Monte Hill, perched high above the city centre. This Fortress built in a quadrilateral shape with four bastions in the corners and thick exterior walls made from “chunambo”, or taipa, a highly resistant material made from mortar containing sand, lime, fragments of shells and crushed oysters.

Stands adjacent to the famous Museu De Macau is where Ruins of St Paul located(also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik). First constructed in 1580, St. Paul's Church caught fires in 1595 and 1601. However, reconstruction started in 1602 soon after the church was burnt down. Completed in 1637, the church became the biggest Catholic Church in East Asia at that time. Unfortunately, a violent typhoon hit Macau in 1835 and the church caught fire for the third time leaving its glory a history.

The photo shows below was a small busy alley that lead to Ruins of St Paul. It is one of the tourist attractions with lots of small shops (but expensive in rental)waiting for people to spend their money.

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