For more than 400 years, Macau has been in the status of a Portuguese colony, and only in 1999 it was returned to China. This fact has left its mark on the lifestyle and architecture of the coastal region. European and Asian languages, religions and cultural traditions still coexist very harmoniously here. And the monuments of Christian culture are adjacent to ancient Chinese temples. The entire historical center of Macau – a living testimony to the integration of East and West – is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Another feature of Macau is the presence of a large number of nightclubs, gambling houses, luxury casinos and ultra–modern entertainment venues. To date, the city has already won the championship from the American Las Vegas, impressing its visitors with Asian scope and dazzling luxury.