Thanks to its Portuguese influences, Macanese culture and the Macao lifestyle is a very exclusive one which blends ancient Chinese history with new-age European influences in its array of artistic, cultural, cuisine and sporting events.

European influences can be seen throughout the city’s sporting and culinary calendars. The Macau Grand Prix is a world-renowned sporting event that draws crowds from around the world. The Macao International Film Festival as well as the Street Food Festival Macao, also showcase the cities best European-inspired influences.

Macao’s Chinese roots can be seen in some of the city’s historic sites. A-Ma Temple, built in 1488, and the Na Tcha Temple, built in 1888, are must see historic sites just to name a few. A whopping twenty-five sites scattered across Macao are considered UNESCO world-heritage sites, showing the nations deep commitment to its ancient architectural roots.

You can find out more about what is in Macao by reading our 10 best things to do in Macao feature.