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Long Wa Tea House

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Long Wa Tea House

Go back in time to the 60s in a yellow building that is home to one of the last traditional Chinese tea houses in Macao. The interior inside retains the 60s charm with tiled floors and bright coloured windows to snap from every angle. Don’t forget to photograph the delicious dim sum!

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The Red Market

Located in another art deco building erected in the 1930s, this wet market is where the locals go to get their food shopping done. Browse along 3 floors of glorious food to capture the hustle and bustle of Macao. Plus the building’s red exterior is gorgeous in itself!

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Chapel of

St. Francis Xavier

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Chapel of

St. Francis Xavier

A yellow baroque-style chapel with an interesting history, this building formerly stored sacred relics of Christian Asia. This included the arm bone of St. Francis Xavier who died in Sanchuan Island near Macao. Beyond its history, it’s cobblestone courtyard and yellow exterior make for a charming place to take photos.

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Travessa

da Paixão

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Travessa

da Paixão

Macao is full of spots that are gems for photography like Travessa da Paixão. It’s only a stairway away from the Ruins of St. Paul’s and even gives you a different angle of the structure. Endless photo opportunities here among the pink building and green shutters, a location that takes you back in time.

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The Backstreets

of Macao

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The Backstreets

of Macao

When walking from one attraction to another, don’t be afraid to wander off into the smaller lanes to catch the less-touristy side of Macau. Take the stairs next to St. Anthony’s Church or take a turn after Travessa Da Paixao to see and snap the wonders of Macau’s residential homes.

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of Our Lady

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of Our Lady

This cathedral is also known as The Cathedral of Macau due to many major celebrations being held here. It started off as a wooden chapel in 1597 and has gone through numerous additions to reach its grand state of today. The neo-classical structure is a majestic sight to capture on film.

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Lilau Square

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Lilau Square

One of the earliest Portuguese quarters in Macao is now a neighbourhood with gorgeous art deco buildings that act as a perfect backdrop for snapping photos. You might feel like you're strolling through a Mediterranean town when in Lilau Square, with its Banyan Trees and a fountain where the place got its name.

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Albergue SCM

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AlbergueSCM

This charming courtyard and the colonial Portuguese buildings surrounding it is a small yet attractive place for photographers to relish. It was formerly a sanctuary for refugees and elderly women but now has been converted into an art gallery with a Portuguese restaurant. The stone courtyard and canary yellow facade is something you can’t miss.

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The Leal Senado

Building

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The Leal Senado

Building

This building erected in 1784 is a treat for photographers and architecture lovers. It is modelled after a library in the Palace of Mafra outside Lisbon, Portugal that is known for its baroque style. Hardwood floor-to-ceiling shelves are filled with antique publications in many languages that feels like a scene from Beauty and the Beast.

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