In every major city, there is a tower that stands as a landmark representing the city. In Seoul, the capital of South Korea, we have the “N Seoul Tower,” while Tokyo, the capital of Japan, boasts the Tokyo Tower, and later, the Skytree Tower.
Macao also has its own tower, known as Macao Tower. You can find this tower at the southern tip of the Macao Peninsula, which encompasses the entire old city of Macao.
“Built in 2001 to Commemorate Macao’s 2nd Year of Return to China”
Macao Tower was built to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Macao’s return to China. It stands at a height of 338 meters, ranking as the 10th tallest tower in the world.
Like many other towers, Macao Tower features an observation deck. This deck is located on the 58th and 61st floors, and you can reach it by taking an elevator.
“Admission Fee to Macao Tower Observation Deck”
The admission fee to the Macao Tower observation deck is MOP 135 for adults. This roughly translates to around 20,000 KRW, making it relatively expensive.
Once you reach the observation deck of Macao Tower, you can access both the indoor observation deck on the 58th floor and the outdoor deck on the 61st floor.
“Various Extreme Sports at Macao Tower”
At Macao Tower, you can also enjoy various extreme sports. On the outdoor observation deck on the 61st floor, there is a program called Skywalk, where you can walk along a path set around the outer edge of the deck.
Furthermore, you can also try bungee jumping on the same floor. Bungee jumping at Macao Tower has been featured in various TV programs, including the popular show ‘Running Man’ and KBS’s travel program ‘Battle Trip.’
Additionally, there is a climbing activity that takes you all the way to the top of the observation deck. Participating in any of these activities is not for the faint of heart. The prices for each activity are as follows:
- Skywalk: MOP 888 (Approx. KRW 127,000)
- Bungee Jumping: MOP 3588 (Approx. KRW 515,000)
- Tower Climbing: MOP 2288 (Approx. KRW 330,000)
“Free Shuttle Buses to Macao Tower”
In Macao, there are free shuttle buses operated by large hotels. There are also buses that go to Macao Tower. There are three routes available:
- Studio City Route: Studio City – Macao Tower / Operating Hours: 13:00 – 20:00 / Frequency: Every 30-40 minutes
- MGM Route: Macao Peninsula – Macao Tower – Taipa City Center – MGM Cotai / Operating Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 / Frequency: Every 20 minutes
- Altira Route: Macao Ferry Terminal – Macao Tower – Altira Hotel / Operating Hours: 10:00 – 21:30 / Frequency: Every 40 minutes
Personally, I found the route to Studio City to be the most convenient and used their shuttle bus service to get to Macao Tower and back.
If you’re visiting Macao, Macao Tower is definitely worth a visit. However, due to its somewhat remote location, some adjustments to your itinerary may be needed.
“Macao Peninsula, Macao Tower”
- Address: Macau Tower, Macau
- Phone Number: +853 2893 3339
- Website: https://www.macautower.com.mo
- Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM / (Sat-Sun) 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM