Macau – A World of difference. The difference is Macau

Copyrights of this video belong to the Macau Special Administrative Region and the Macau Government Tourist Office. The name of Macau (澳门) is derived from the word Magao (A-Ma Temple), which were shrines dedicated to Mazu, a sacred sea goddess respected by Macau people. It was said that in the middle of sixteenth century when the Portuguese first set foot there, one of the officers asked a fisherman the name of the land. The man misunderstanding the officer’s meaning, answered ‘Magao’ – the name of A-Ma Temple in front them. The word became the Portuguese name for the land and for nearly 400 years, the Portuguese ruled here prior to Macau’s official return to the People’s Republic of China on December 20, 1999 as a special administrative region. Macau when compared with other Chinese metropolises is quite small covering an area of just 27.5 square kilometers. The total population Macau is 469800. A northerly walk leads tourists to the featured attractions of the city Ruins of St. Paul’s, a former screen wall of St. Paul’s Church and the Monte Fort, one of the best-preserved forts in Macau. The Museum of Macau, to the right of the ruins, tells all stories on the city’s past. Situated at the base of Penha Peninsula in the southwest part of the city is A-Ma Temple, built in the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), which is dedicated to the sacred goddess A-Ma. During the festival seasons, thousands of devout prayers come to visit the temple. In the southern part of the Peninsular
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