Macau Images 12 images Created 18 Dec 2008
Buildings the colors of mangoes and lemons line the streets of Macau. The buildings are embellished with wrought iron and wooden shutters in soft hues. The aroma of baking bread permeates the air while schoolgirls munch on the local treat - egg tarts in the plaza. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the city is a pastiche of Portuguese and Chinese cultures. Even Macanese food, the world's original fusion cuisine, incorporates spices and ingredients from Portugal's far flung colonies, served up with a Chinese twist. In recent years new casinos are being built faster than you can say "hit me", but strolling the historic center still evokes a link to the past.