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Explore Macau: A walking guide and history

$11.95

by Todd Crowell

Walking is the best way to get to know any city, and Macau — the former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999 — is made for walking. Only seven miles square, one can easily walk from the Border Gate to the A-Ma Temple at the tip of Macau in a day.

This guidebook describes eight routes around the urban peninsula and its outlying islands, sufficient to explore and understand this fascinating old city and its unique blend of European and Asian architecture, cuisine and cultures.

“An invaluable pocket guide that is perfect for the first-time visitor as well as old hands.” — South China Morning Post

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Walking is the best way to get to know any city, and Macau — the former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999 — is made for walking. Only seven miles square, one can easily walk from the Border Gate to the A-Ma Temple at the tip of Macau in a day. This guidebook describes eight routes around the urban peninsula and its outlying islands, sufficient to explore and understand this fascinating old city and its unique blend of European and Asian architecture, cuisine and cultures.

MEDIA ATTENTION

“An invaluable pocket guide that is perfect for the first-time visitor as well as old hands.” — South China Morning Post

Journalist and author Todd Crowell wagers that visitors to Asia’s gambling capital may take an interest in more than games of chance. Those keen only on the color of money will ignore him. Others who appreciate historical details and wish to see and understand the sights should gain from his easily useful new book, Explore Macau.” Cairns Media Magazine

“Macau is not a museum city; it is a living and breathing region with its own survival and regeneration powers. Todd Crowell does not miss the point. His book gives meaning to everything the visitor might stroll by. Instead of lamenting the disappearance of this banyan tree or that coffee-serving cafe, he proves that what can be seen in Macau is still relevant and interesting, whether it is 400 years or four months old.” — Annabel Jackson, author of Macau on a Plate

Additional information

Dimensions 129 x 198 mm
Pages

132

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

10 maps, colour photos

About the author

For 14 years (1987-2001) Todd Crowell worked as a Senior Writer for Asiaweek, the leading English-language news magazine, published in Hong Kong by Time Warner. He has contributed regularly to the Christian Science Monitor and Asian Wall Street Journal among other publications and has worked as a book editor, copy editor and freelance writer in Hong Kong, Thailand and now Japan, where he serves as Japan correspondent for Asia Sentinel.

His other books include The Dictionary of the Asian Language; Tales from Victoria Park; Farewell, My Colony: Last Years in the Life of British Hong Kong; and Tokyo: City on the Edge.

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