Experience The Venetian Macau

Hotels — By Phillippa Stewart on June 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

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You can’t fail to see the Venetian on any trip to Macau. It is the fourth largest building in the world by area and the largest single structure hotel in Asia. The resort is modeled on its sister casino – the Venetian in Las Vegas – and it is truly a sight to behold. An average of 60,000 visitors a day visit the Venetian Macau.

There is plenty to keep you entertained – there are 3000 suites, 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. The casino has four themed areas – the Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. The Venetian also hosts Hed Kandi’s Pool Party.

The opulence of the place is incredible and well worth seeing, even if it does feel slightly tacky. The artificial sky and “Venice” style canals are extremely bizarre. Why not take a gondola ride down through the complex and stop off at the designer shops line the water banks? All sense of time is lost in this place so just surrender and enjoy the experience.

The Venetian is also home to many sporting and musical events. Their entertainment arena is the largest of any hotel in Asia and has the capacity to hold 15,000 fans. Tennis, basketball and boxing matches have all taken place here. Performers who have visited the resort in the past include The Pussycat Dolls, Rain, The Police, and Linkin Park. For a list of up and coming events visit: www.venetianmacao.com/en/show/who_s_on_stage

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For those who love the circus Zaia is a must see. The show run by Cirque Du Soleil tells the story of a young girl’s journey through another world.

If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, in true Vegas style you can also get married at the Venetian: after all what happens in Macau stays in Macau…

For more information visit: www.venetianmacao.com

Address: The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel

Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n,

Taipa, Macao SAR, P.R. China

Tel: +853 2882 8888

Email: inquiries@venetian.com.mo