Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China very near to Hong Kong (an hour ferry boat ride). Macau is also a Portuguese territory until 1999. Visitors usually come here for its giant casinos on the Cotai Strip.
If you have no interest in gambling but love photography then you may want to include Macau Fisherman’s Wharf into your itinerary. It has plenty of instagrammable spots in this theme park. This is the largest leisure and themed entertainment complex in Macau but you will be shocked at how little crowds at this 1333,000 square meter complex. It has a few hotels, a marina, dining and shopping, casinos and entertainment facilities.
There is no entrance fee for this theme park, it is free.
At the entrance of the Fisherman’s Wharf, there is an outdoor replica of Colosseum equipped with 2,000 seats, designed as a venue for concerts and other performances. There is a fence blocking visitors from entering the amphitheater so you are only allowed to shoot pictures behind the fences.
I have not been to Italy yet so visiting the replica of Colosseum wasn’t a bad idea.
Theme park without any rides 🙂
I tried to find if there are any fun rides but I could not find any, except this little train but it is not in operation. Do not expect any rides for younger children, I think most are closed down.
The red vehicle is not running but only for pictures. You are allowed to sit at the back seat, not the front seat and take pictures.
Rides for VIP
There aren’t any rides for the kids but found a classic car ride for VIP guests.
Is it Worth to Visit?
Why not? It is free of charge. Come in here and spend half an hour to an hour shooting your best Instagram post. The good thing is there are plenty of photogenic spots and with fewer crowds so fewer photobombs.
Go spot different style of architecture
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf has over 70 stores and restaurants in building built in the style of different world seaports such as Cape Town & Amsterdam.
Restaurant & Dining
There are many restaurants but most look quite vacant and without many guests. You can easily get a place without any queue. You can also find Thai, Indian, Japanese, Western food here but I think are quite pricey.
Another interesting architecture, the Babylon Casino.
Ideal Sea View
Fisherman’s Wharf is very near Macau Maritime Terminal, if you are taking a ferry from Hong Kong then you may want to make a detour to visit Fisherman’s Wharf since it is free.
One of the hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf, Rocks Hotel facing the sea.
How long do I need?
You need about an hour to explore this place, check out the sea view and also shoot nice pictures from the colorful buildings.
If you like great photos for your Instagram account, then pay a visit to the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. It has plenty of nice instagrammable spots. The crowds are less as compared to other attractions in Macau. Not sure why there aren’t many visitors, I guess people are all at the gambling tables at the casinos. Please do not have very high expectation when visiting this place. Like I say, it is cool if you love photos shooting.