If you are a person that loves to visit places based on their historical and culture significance, there is a particular event that you can pursue in Macau that should be of great enjoyment. It is known as the Macau Heritage Walk and it is a specific Macau Tour that focuses on areas around the city of Macau that are of specific significance to the historical and cultural heritage that the city brings to the table. In fact, one part of this walk includes visiting an area of the city that has been deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which is pretty much the highest honour a particular site of heritage can be paid by the international community.
There are many different areas that you will visit (25 to be more precise) during the Macau Heritage Walk. One of the more interesting areas is the A-Ma Temple which is a site that many people that do not take the walk visit anyway because of the interesting history that exists behind it. It is arguably the most famous Chinese temple in the entire city not just because of the distinctive appearance it has but also because of the fact that the temple is part of the Taoist faith and as such significantly predates the Portuguese involvement in this area.
Another good example of a site that is part of the Macau Heritage Walk is the Moorish Barracks. This interesting structure is a lot younger than the A-Ma Temple as it was built in 1874. Specifically, it was built for a Goa Indian Regiment that was to be stationed in Macau . This is interesting because already these two sites on the Macau Heritage Walk are sites that show how diverse the cultural influences in Macau have been over the years. Not just Chinese and Portuguese but also British and Indian influences exist in this very interesting worldly city. When that regiment left the barracks it was taken over by the local authorities and at the current moment in time the Macau Maritime Authority makes its home in this historic barracks.
From the spiritual and military to the residential, another interesting site on this tour is Lilau Square . The Square is home to a number of houses that were constructed in the Mediterranean style and in fact this particular square is one of the oldest areas in the city set aside specifically for residence. This gives it an almost mystical quality as is the water spring in the centre of the square that is said to imprint an unforgettable memory of the city of Macau on anyone that drinks from the square.
These are just three of the over two dozen different sites that you will visit on the Macau Heritage Walk but they are more than sufficient to illustrate just how far and deep this heritage walk takes you. You will be considering history and culture that you never would have thought about in relation to Macau before taking this walk. And really, the best types of historical and heritage walks are the ones that make you open your eyes and consider something from an angle you never would have thought of beforehand.