Macau Museum

Posted by Admin | 14 Jul 2019

The Macau Museum of China is the epitome of the beautiful Portuguese maritime influence on Macau and China. The Macau Museum is filled with historical sailboat replicas and Portugal industrial theme with different decks about different examples of that era. It is said that Barra Pagoda, the place where the Museum is located in the place where the Portuguese first landed. The building is shaped like a boat anchored in a harbour and thus became one of the frequently visited tourist places in Macau. It has three floors and each floor has different exhibits. Our host, Karuna and our team of Vihari travellers had a close look at the ancient Boat models. They shared their experiences about this in our travel series that is quite a descriptive account of it. All they have is a collective sense of awe by getting to know the history and trade between Portugal and South China.

According to our tour, we have come to know the three floors of the building have a unique set of things on display and will keep you very interested until you reach the exit. The first floor displays the traditional look of fishermen of the 16th century and the tools and techniques they used are on display giving ample knowledge required. The second floor displays the trade between the two countries and the Portuguese exploration of the land. And how they used their brilliant minds to discover the great Macau maritime industry.

The top floor of the Macau Museum is full of technical details on the maritime advancement in Macau. Combining Portugal's brains and South China's brawns, the industry of maritime has thrived here, and it's distinctly visible by the boat models displayed. It also displays how the explorers from Portugal landed here to change this part of the world. If you have some time to spare, there is a theatre that screens small films about 'A Ma', believed to be the protector goddess of the local fishermen. Among all the other tourist places and attractions in Macau, the Macau Museum is as important as any other.

Right after the Macau museum, we're in for a beautiful aquarium that displays different parts of the marine world, like they have independent tanks to display the river bed, harbour and the coral reef. Our host and team Vihari were spellbound by the detail and the accurate preservation of history by the Macau Museum. If you would like to get notifications, please Subscribe here

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