Monday, January 28, 2008


Since we had to work yesterday, today Sunday was only off for us.

Our plan was to visit Macao, which was located next to Zhuhai. We used the ferry to Macao. We could see the Macao's building over the inland sea as right pic.

The color of that sea was just muddy. We got to Macao land soon.

City Center was likely busy for preparation of the lunar new year.
This is the Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology.

I didn't know that the Historic Centre of Macao was one of the World Heritage.

This was the Facade of St Paul's Cathedral. It seemed that the rest was destroyed, accidentally, by fire.

According to the Macao guide site;

' On a hill and accessible by an escalator just east of the ruins of the Church of St Paul, Monte Fort was built by the Jesuits between 1617 and 1626 as part of the College of the Mother of God. Barracks and storehouses were designed to allow the fort to survive a two-year siege, but the cannons were fired only once: during the aborted attempt by the Dutch to invade Macau in 1622' .

Talking of 1622, it was that Hidetada was 2nd shogun of Tokugawa shogunate in Japan. I would like to know histrical background also at sightseeing.

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