Affection for the Macao Basic Law
The Basic Law is the fundamental charter for the Macao Special Administrative Region, as it safeguards national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and at the same time it endows Macao with high degree of autonomy. The formation of the Basic Law has deep historical roots and important practical significance. The route connects a systematic series of buildings and sites winding through the historical changes and political developments for the last hundreds of years in Macao history. The route also demonstrates Macao’s prosperity and stability which are protected under the Basic Law.
Footprints of Painter Gao Jianfu
For anyone who would like to learn from the history and culture of Macao, the best way is to take a walk along its avenues and alleyways to follow the footprints from bygone eras. So let’s embark on a journey along the life of Gao Jianfu, a renowned painter who had a short stay in Macao, to take a retrospective look at the history of arts in Macao.
Footprints of Painter George Smirnoff
For anyone who would like to learn from the history and culture of Macao, the best way is to take a walk along its avenues and alleyways to follow the footprints from bygone eras. So let’s embark on a journey along the life of George Smirnoff, a renowned painter who had a short stay in Macao, to take a retrospective look at the history of arts in Macao.
Distinctive Old Shops
There are many streets of historic and cultural value located in the old town area of Macao. They used to be lined by shops in the hustle and bustle of the city in the past. For tourists and locals who wish to learn from antiquity, they can take a walk along these streets and have a look at the distinctive old shops to have a clue to the origin and evolution of local grass roots culture and the traditions practiced by these shops.
Footprints of Chinese Merchants of Macao
You are cordially invited to come with us on a journey to dig deep into the life of many reputable Chinese merchants of Macao in the different bygone eras, to have a taste of the history and culture embodied in these streets.
The Lou Kau Family
The Lou Kau family had been one of the most important Chinese families in the history of Macao. Its mansion and landscaped garden are well-preserved until the present with the former being a part of the Historic Centre of Macao and the latter opened to the public for leisure. For those who wish to learn about the family history of Lou Kau, the best way is to search for historic monuments associated with the family and find out how the family went through different eras, as they bear witness to the changes of the family and the historical vicissitudes of Macao.
Along the history of Macao, the government did not have a comprehensive welfare system. The poverty-stricken multitude could only turn to local organizations for help to remain self-sufficient. This route is a trail that takes visitors to learn about the historic transition of the charitable organizations and to appreciate their great philanthropic significance.
Temples of Taipa
With a history of more than two hundred years, the Old Taipa Village is one of the significant parts of Macao rich in history and cultural resources, where regional customs at the beginning of the last century are still retained today. The temples in the Village have housed many precious cultural relics which are worth promoting to the public. Visitors can uncover serenity and savor antiquity along the route to different temples in Taipa, exploring the religious diversity of the local population.
Memorable Buildings of Coloane
With a history of over three hundred years, the old town of Coloane is a favorite tourist destination to uncover the serenity pervading the historical buildings of Coloane and savor antiquity along the route to explore the old town of Coloane.