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Attractions in North Macau, Three Lamps district, Rotunda de Carlos da Maia

The "Three Lamps District"

Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, at the heart of the historic "Three Lamps District", is not really a sightseeing spot as such, but it is one of Macau's most popular shopping areas and one of the best places to see how the locals live, and  experience the city's day-to-day life in its most unpretentious form.

 

The roundabout and its offshoots are packed with small shops, boutiques and street vendors that specialize in inexpensive clothes, mostly surpluses and seconds of genuine brand-names, and there is also a decent choice of authentic eateries and street food vendors around, to take care of the culinary side...

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Avenida de Horta e Costa, one of Macau's most popular shopping streets, is just a stone's throw away from the Rotunda, and boasts both "local" and high-end venues, including excellent jewelry shops, up-market boutiques, electronics and cameras, Chinese dried foods and what not...

 

If you want to buy computer stuff, one of the best places in Macau is just a few minutes walk from the "Three Lamps": From Avenida de Horta e Costa, turn left to Rua do Francisco Xavier Pereira. Walk along it for a couple of minutes and turn left again, to Avenida do Ouvidor Arriaga. On your right hand side (No. 70 Avenida do Ouvidor Arriaga) you will see the Fortune Tower Center (also known as Hang Wan Kok in Cantonese) with many small shops that sell various computer products.

 

Getting to "Three Lamps District" and Rotunda de Carlos da Maia is very easy. Check our Macau Bus Guide to see how to travel there from every point in Macau.

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Other places of interest around "Three Lamps district"

Mong-Há Fort and Park

Kun Iam Temple

Macau Communications Museum

The Red Market

Canidrome - Greyhound racing

Ox Warehouse

Lin Zexu Memorial Museum and Lin Fung Temple

Lou Lim Leoc Garden and Macau Tea Culture House

 

The "Three Lamps district" is part of our suggested walking-tour:

North Macau, Red Market and Mong Ha