Located in East Asia near Hong Kong, Macau is one of those rare gems that offers something for everyone. Spend one day wandering the spectacular skyline of the ultra-modern high-rise buildings in Cotai district and then walk through Macau’s historical centre for an entirely different experience. The Old Town is where East meets West as traditional Chinese monasteries sit alongside ancient Portuguese architecture. With its cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured houses, it's a stunning part of the city You'll find lots of museums and art galleries here too. Head to Taipa, just north of Cotai, and explore Macau’s traditional side with preserved Macanese architecture. Discover ornate, incense-soaked temples and vibrant shopping avenues with colourful neon signs. Sizzling street food vendors jostle with authentic Portuguese restaurants while nearby gardens and parks provide a tranquil retreat from the city. To the south of the sparkling lights of Cotai, Coloane features colonial villages and pretty beaches. This is a rural area with a relaxed atmosphere, where narrow lanes twist between brightly coloured houses leading to a golden coastline. You can relax on two of Macau's most beautiful beaches here, Cheoc Van Beach tucked below green hills or the long crescent-shape of Hac Sa Beach.