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Coloane is the southernmost island of Macau, just south of Taipa and Cotai Strip , and east of Hengqin Island of Zhuhai in Guangdong province, PRC. Covering an area of 8.07 square kms and 4 kms long, the island is about 5.6 km from the Macau Peninsula.

Coloane was, until lately, connected to Taipa by a 2.2 km land-fill bridge, the Estrada do Istmo. However land reclamation and the rising of the new Vegas town called Cotai has practically fused Taipa and Coloane. Today the Cotai Strip is home to the Venetian Macao Resort with more casinos coming under development.

Coloane Village still keeps some of the original ambience of the previous Inner Harbor of Macau peninsula. Attractions include the church square filled with restaurants, the St Xavier Church, 3 Chinese temples, the riverside and the best egg tarts in town by Lord Stow Bakery. There used to be a thriving wooden boat industry nearby but business has not been so good these past years. A small pier will allow you to see Hengqin Island of Zhuhai across the narrow river.

A-Ma Cultural Village

The young A-Ma Cultural Village dates back to the Chung Yeung festival in 2001 shortly after the A-Ma Cultural and Tourism Festival of Macau; Following the style of the Qing Dynasty, the complex is composed of a village like atmospher, with a bell tower, drum tower, carved marble altar in the Tian-Hou Palace, a dressing hall, museum and shops.

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