Nam Van District, Casino area - Lisboa, Grand Lisboa, Wynn, MGM, Kun Iam Statue,
Science Center, Macau Tower, Almeida Ribeiro, Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, Artes Garden

This district in the city center on the Macau Peninsula, is where you find the first generation of new casino hotels in Las Vegas style with neon lights, fountains, fancy stores and restaurants, but you can also still find gritty residential buildings, local stores and cheap restaurants. So the area doesn't look like Las Vegas at all, Macau is a port city after all and not situated in the desert, it is much grittier with smaller roads, and the Chinese influences are still overwhelming. Grand Lisboa, old Lisboa, MGM Grand, Galaxy StarWorld and L'Arc are the largest casino hotels in this area. Grand Lisboa is shaped like a golden lotus flower and is the tallest building in Macau. The original hotel casino Lisboa, opposite Grand Lisboa, was the first casino in Macau, built in the 60s. Macau Tower, some blocks away from the area along Dr. Sun Yat Sen Avenue, is the tallest structure in Macau and features an observation deck and a revolving restaurant. At the waterfront, next to this avenue, you will find the Kun Iam bronze statue and ecumenic centre, a new symbol for the city, and the futuristic Macau Science Center. Many of these projects have been built the last 10 years only. It is free to visit all hotels and casinos inside. They are really huge complexes with several buildings, some of them have their own luxury shopping malls, spas, apartments and several restaurants. This casino district is on the Macau Peninsula, the other large hotel casino area in Macau is Coctai Strip on Taipa Island, where you find the Venetian. The Central Business District is situated right next to the casino area. Avenida Almeida Ribeiro is a wide avenue, that divides the casino and the business area from each other, with a park in the middle. Artes Garden is a small park near Lisboa. Nam Van district is impressive, but not very human in scale like the Old Town. At night it is really worth a visit with all buildings illuminated with neon light displays that change colours frequently. There is a water fountain show at Wynn and Grand Lisboa and Lisboa have impressive light displays on their exteriors, just like in Vegas.

Bank of China and Grand Lisboa. Grand Lisboa Hotel Casino was built in 2008, as a modern complement to the old Lisboa Hotel opposite the road. It is known for its significant lotus flower shaped, golden glass, 42-storey hotel tower that is Macau's tallest skyscraper (261m). It is also known for the golden glass oval shaped podium it stands on, that hosts the casino. Grand Lisboa Hotel Casino was built in 2008, as a modern complement to the old Lisboa Hotel opposite the road. It is known for its significant lotus flower shaped, golden glass, 42-storey hotel tower that is Macau's tallest skyscraper (261m). It is also known for the golden glass oval shaped podium it stands on, that hosts the casino. The lobby of Grand Lisboa The lobby of Grand Lisboa features a lotus flower shaped sculpture. Banco do China/Bank of China Building was the first skyscraper in Macau (built 1991). It has 38 floors on 163m and is still the tallest office building in Macau. Bank of China Building, entrance. Grand Lisboa also has a neon lotus flower at the entrance. Grand Lisboa also has a neon lotus flower at the entrance. Lisboa Casino Hotel is the first casino of Macau, the grande dame. It was originally built in 1960 by Stanley Ho, and more annexes were built in 1970 and 1991 (the newer Grand Lisboa not included). Today it has 2632 rooms in totally five buildings. Podium of Grand Lisboa Grand Lisboa, entrance. Bentley cars belonging to Grand Lisboa. Macau (20) Macau (21) Grand Lisboa Hotel Casino Grand Lisboa Grand Lisboa's lotus flower shape. Lake View Tower is a 30-storey residential skyscraper opposite Grand Lisboa. It was built in 2009 and has curved shapes. To the right is Bank of China. Macau (29) Grand Lisbo entrance. Macau Tower is Macau's tallest structure, at a height of 338m. It was built in 2001 and features an observation deck with glass floor panels and a revolving restaurant that offers great views of Macau, Zhuhai and Taipa. You can also bungee jump from the tower! Macau Tower is Macau's tallest structure, at a height of 338m. It was built in 2001 and features an observation deck with glass floor panels and a revolving restaurant that offers great views of Macau, Zhuhai and Taipa. You can also bungee jump from the tower! Wynn Hotel Casino Lisboa Hotel Casino, the first casino in Macau. Lisboa, Galaxy StarWorld, Le Royal Arc, Wynn. Wynn and Le Arc. Wynn, MGM Grand. Hotel Lisboa, one of the entrances. Grand Lisboa Macau (45) Strange glass shapes in the roundabout in front of Grand Lisboa. Wynn Macau Hotel Casino with other casino hotels in the background. Macau (49) Paradise Kampek Casino and the entrance to Hotel Lisboa. The entrance to Hotel Lisboa, Macau's first casino. Jaguar luxury cars belonging to Hotel Lisboa. Paradise Kampek Casino Paradise Kampek Casino is a only a casino, no hotel and is situated on the ground floor of this tall glass building. Galaxy StarWorld, Le Royal Arc, Wynn. 3 major casino hotels in Macau. Wynn Macau Hotel Casino. The Macau branch of this 5-star Vegas hotel offers not only casino but restaurants, a luxury shopping center, spa, and a "Performance Lake". It opened in 2006 and has 1014 rooms. The buildings are in bronze glass. Wynn Macau Hotel Casino. The Macau branch of this 5-star Vegas hotel offers not only casino but restaurants, a luxury shopping center, spa, and a "Performance Lake". It opened in 2006 and has 1014 rooms. The buildings are in bronze glass. Wynn Macau Hotel Casino. The Macau branch of this 5-star Vegas hotel offers not only casino but restaurants, a luxury shopping center, spa, and a "Performance Lake". It opened in 2006 and has 1014 rooms. The buildings are in bronze glass. Encore at Wynn Hotel Casino, a all suite hotel that opened in 2010 next to Wynn. Wynn has a luxury shopping galleria with stores like Gucci, Armani and Prada. Wynn has a luxury shopping galleria with stores like Gucci, Armani and Prada. Wynn has a luxury shopping galleria with stores like Gucci, Armani and Prada. Wynn has a luxury shopping galleria with stores like Gucci, Armani and Prada. Galaxy StarWorld Hotel Casino has 33 floors on 148m and was built in 2006. Galaxy StarWorld Hotel Casino has 33 floors on 148m and was built in 2006. The Macau residents popular scooters stand in contrast to the casino visitors luxury cars. Horse sculptures at Le Arc. Macau's new casino district. Macau's new casino district. Macau's new casino district. Macau's new casino district. Avenue Dr Sun Yat-Sen towards Lisboa and Lake View Tower. Wynn Hotel Casino. Avenida 24 de Junho, Nam Van District.Nam Van district, Macau's new casino area. Nam Van district, Macau's new casino area. Mixed casinos in Nam Van district, the new casino district. Most casinos have been built after 2005. Avenida 24 de Junho, Nam Van District. Skyline of city center seen from Ave Dr Sun Yat-Sen. Le Royal Arc is the 3rd tallest building in Macau (217m). It was built in 2009 and has 56 floors. It conist of hotel, casino and apartments. Le Royal Arc is the 3rd tallest building in Macau (217m). It was built in 2009 and has 56 floors. It conist of hotel, casino and apartments. Here seen from Av. 24 de Junho. Avenida 24 de Junho passes some of the largest casino hotels in the new Nam Van district, like L'Arc, StarWorld and Wynn. Le Royal Arc (right). Le Royal Arc is the 3rd tallest building in Macau (217m). It was built in 2009 and has 56 floors. It conist of hotel, casino and apartments. Luxury shopping galleria at Wynn. Rolls-Royce belonging to Wynn. Le Royal Arc Ascott and MGM. MGM Grand Hotel Casino, a Las Vegas hotel owned by the MGM movie company. Built in 2007 with a curved glass facade in gold, blue and bronze - like curves of the ocean. The hotel has 1000 slot machines, a theater, an atrium and a nightclub. It has "only" 600 rooms. MGM Grand Hotel Casino. MGM Grand Hotel Casino. MGM Grand Hotel Casino. Golden animal sculpture at the entrance to MGM Grand Hotel Casino. Lobby, MGM Grand Hotel Casino. Entrance MGM Grand Hotel Casino. MGM Grand Hotel Casino. The lion is a symbol for the Hollywood movie company MGM. One Central, a 47-storey mixed use complex built in 2010. It has hotel, apartments and stores. Scooters are the most popular way of transporting  on the narrow streets of Macau. Nam Van district, the new casino district named after the nearby Nam Van Lake. Nam Van district, the new casino district. Avenida Sir Anders Ljungstedt, an avenue dedicated to a Swedish merchant and historian, who wrote about the Portugese colony Macau. Macau's new casino area borders some gritty quarters.  Nam Van district, the new casino district. Golden Island, a cheap native chinese where they were very confused and gave food to wrong people. We were served by a confused little girl who didn't understand a word of English. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao towards Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and Kun Iam Statue. In the background is Taipa Island. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao towards Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and Kun Iam Statue. In the background is Taipa Island. Macao Science Center, built in 2009, was designed by the famous architect IM Pei. There is a planetarium with 3D projections inside. Macao Science Center is situated at the waterfront near Kun Iam statue and Dr Sun Yat-Sen Avenue. In the background is the Friendship Bridge (Ponte de Amizade). Kun Iam Statue. Kun Iam is the Buddhist goddess of mercy and this is the tallest statue of her in the world. Kun Iam Statue is a 20m high bronze statue at the harbourfront, just next to Avenue Dr Sun Yat-Sen Boulevard. It was built just before all the casino hotels were built in the 2000s. The lotus-shaped dome is part of the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, for buddhist, taoist and confucianism. Kun Iam Statue is a 20m high bronze statue at the harbourfront, just next to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Boulevard. It was built just before all the casino hotels were built in the 2000s. The lotus-shaped dome is part of the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre, for buddhist, taoist and confucianism. Kun Iam Centre was designed by the Portuges architect Cristina Rocha Leiria. Kun Iam Statue. During our visit, the bridge to the Kun Iam statue was closed for renovation. Something happened. Friendship Bridge (Ponte de Amizade) connects Macau Peninsula with Taipa Island. It is the longest of the 3 bridges (4.7km) and was built 1990-94. Traffic on Friendship Bridge. Taipa Island seen from Avenue Dr Sun Yat-Sen. Taipa Island seen from Avenue Dr Sun Yat-Sen. In the middle is Crown Hotel Casino from 2007. Nam Van, Macau´s new casino district. Nam Van, Macau´s new casino district. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao towards the North. Nam Van district, Macau's new casino area. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Centro de UNESCO Macau. The Old Town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Alameda Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao is an avenue that passes through the CBD, near the new casinos. It is surrounded by tall modern office buildings and there is a nice park in the middle. Living seafood is common in restaurants in South East Asia! Nam Van district. Beneath Galaxy StarWorld. Avenida Sir Anders Ljungstedt, an avenue dedicated to a Swedish merchant and historian, who wrote about the Portugese colony Macau. Gritty Chinese neon signs near the casinos. The lobby of Galaxy StarWorld. The lobby of Galaxy StarWorld. The lobby of Galaxy StarWorld. A model of the larger Galaxy Hotel on Taipa Island inside the lobby of Galaxy StarWorld. Esscalators to the casino of Galaxy StarWorld. Outside Galaxy, Nam Van district. MGM Grand and Wynn. A Rolls-Royce belonging to one of the casinos.Jardim das Artes (Artes Garden) is a small park in the middle of Avenida de Amizade in Macau's city center. It offers sculptures, palms, trees and an outdoor gym. Once you get in it is hard to find the way out! Jardim das Artes (Artes Garden) is a small park in the middle of Avenida de Amizade in Macau's city center. It offers sculptures, palms, trees and an outdoor gym. Once you get in it is hard to find the way out! Jardim das Artes (Artes Garden) Outdoor gym, Artes Garden. President Casino Hotel and sculpture of José Dossantos Ferreira in Jardim das Artes. José Dossantos Ferreira in Jardim das Artes. Jardim das Artes (Artes Garden). Fences prevented us from crossing the road. We had to go all the way back and through a tunnel just to cross the street. Bad planning! Wynn has a luxury shopping galleria with stores like Gucci, Armani and Prada. StarWorld, Le Arc, Wynn. 3 of Macau's new casino hotels. Nam Van, the new casino district. Avenida de Amizade. Crystal Palace, part of Hotel Lisboa, here seen from Avenida de Amizade. Macau Tower seen from Artes Garden. Wynn Macau StarWorld and Wynn. Macau Tower is Macau's tallest structure, at a height of 338m. It was built in 2001 and features an observation deck with glass floor panels and a revolving restaurant that offers great views of Macau, Zhuhai and Taipa. You can also bungee jump from the tower! Hotel Lisboa seen from Avenida de Amizade. Macau Tower (tallest structure in Macau) and the roundabout in front of Grand Lisboa with strange glass sculptures. Bank of China and Grand Lisboa. Lake View Tower is a 30-storey residential skyscraper opposite Grand Lisboa. It was built in 2009 and has curved shapes.  The roundabout in front of Grand Lisboa with strange glass sculptures. MGM Grand Hotel Casino. Lisboa and Wynn Macau, Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Grand Lisboa from Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Postmodern highrise building at Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Square along Avenida Almeida Ribeiro that is popular for skaters. Waterfall at a square along Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Apartment buildings behind Grand Lisboa, seen from Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Branches of Luk Fook Jewelry are everywhere in Macau and Hong Kong. Grand Lisboa Hotel Casino was designed by DLN architects and costed 3 billion Macau patacas (385 million US dollars). Here seen from Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. Yes, Luk Fook Jewellery are everywhere! This glass tower built on top of a colonial building is situated near the border to the Old Town, at Avenida Almeida Ribeiro. lightbox gallery sampleby VisualLightBox.com v6.1