Macau or Guangdong?

Jun 24th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Macau or Guangdong?

Hi. I will be in Guiyang and am debating whether or not I should go to Macau or Guangdong on my way to Hong Kong. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Jun 24th, 2006, 01:44 PM
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I think you mean Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province. Guangzhou is a very large city that's kind of short on attractions. It does have really really good food and very reasonable price.

Macau can be visited from Hong Kong as a daytrip or overnight trip. You can get to Hong Kong first, and then to Macau. Up to you.

If I have to choose one, I'll take Macau. It has lots of decent but cheap hotels, Portugese-influenced cuisine and buildings. Also lots of casinos. It's totally not like Hong Kong or rest of China.
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Jun 24th, 2006, 09:50 PM
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if I had to choose one, I would also go for Macau for the same reasons.
In fact Guangzhou was not my cup of tea at all
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Jun 24th, 2006, 10:39 PM
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I liked both. One is a big city, the other is 3 islands. What are you looking for?
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Jun 25th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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Guangzhou is a large industrial Chinese city. It has little of special interest to the traveler other than a remarkable Han dynasty tomb in the center of the city and a nice garden with an island and a tea house where you can have a lovely cup of tea and buy unusual Chinese teas and superb Xinging teapots.

I very much enjoyed my stort stop in Macau. There are mant excellent and reasonably priced restaurants. We loved Ferdinand's. We took a public bus around the main island, visiting a number of Chinese temples and the ruins of the cathedral. If you are interested in gambling, there are many casinos.
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Jun 25th, 2006, 11:45 PM
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mmm, just wondering if you mean Fernando's in Macau...
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Jun 26th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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Oops - I must have been asleep when I typed that. Yes, I mean Fernando's in Macau. Yum!
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