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Section of the Old City Walls

 Macau Attractions

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Introduction to The Section of Old City Walls (旧城墙遗址)

The Section of Old City Walls is remains of Macau’s military defense structures, the old city wall of Macau that was constructed as early as 1569 to defense outside attacks by the Portuguese. The remaining city wall has a length of 18.5 meters, a height of 5.6 meters, and a width of 1.08 meters. The uniqueness of the city wall lies in the material to build the wall. They are built in a rammed earth structure with materials of clay, sand, rice straw, rocks, and oyster shells. 

Being a part of Historic Center of Macau, the Section of Old City Wall was inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located between Ruins of St. Paul’s and Na Tcha Temple, the Section of the the Old City Wall is visited by tourists wanting to have a glimpse of Macau’s history. 

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Between Ruins of St. Paul’s and Na Tcha Temple, Macau

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Main Sights

the Section of Old City Wall

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Travel Information

Admission for A-Ma Temple: Free

Opening Hours: Whole day

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1. You can take bus No. 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A, 2A, 7A, 8, 9, 9A, 12, 18, 22, 25, 25X, or H1, and then get off at the Section of Old City Wall Stop.

2. The most convenient way to there is take a taxi.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 to 3 hours.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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