One day is not long enough to explore all the nooks and crannies that beckon, but we suggest that you see some of the following during your visit...
The Buddhist Kun Lam Temple, has buildings dating from 1627 (not to be confused with a similarly named smaller temple on Ave. do Coronel Mesquita). Wander freely from room to room and discover all sorts of interesting sights, from elaborate paper funerary offerings to quiet garden courtyards. The photogenic ruins of the Church of St Paul, whose facade overflows with sacred sculpture and symbolic ciphers, is a short escalator ride from Monte Fort, with fabulous views of the city below, and the excellent Macau Museum.
The hypnotically-tiled plaza of Largo do Senado is a must-see. Graced by a fountain and surrounding by heritage buildings, it's a favorite photo op for local and international visitors. Be sure to poke around the nearby shops, specialty bakeries and restaurants. The Church of Saint Dominic and Treasury of Sacred Art, a 17th century chapel and museum filled with antique liturgical objects, is also just off the plaza.
One of the most enjoyable spots to visit is the shopping street of Travessa Do Matadouro, lined with brilliantly colored old shophouses and mini-factories producing fresh Macanese snacks (and offering free samples aplenty).
Arrive back in Hong Kong early evening.
This side trip is available only to guests using ourHong Kong Highlights package
Personal guide. Not included: hydrofoil ferry transfers for you and the guide (about US$35 round trip per person depending on the class of seating you select), customs fees (if any), admissions (if any), meals and drinks. Please pay for ferry transfer and lunch for your guide. BRING YOUR PASSPORT for this side trip.