Macau or also spelled Macao is a special administrative region on the southern coast of China. One of the world’s richest cities according to World Bank and it became he world’s largest gambling center in 2006, with the economy heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, as well as manufacturing. Macau is the ‘Vegas of the East’, the only place in China where gambling is legal.
The Ruins of St. Paul’s (also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik) stands adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church.
Monte Fort is the oldest, lying to the east of the Ruins of St. Paul’s. Built in 1616, it originally belonged to St. Paul’s Church and was used to defend the church from the pirates. It later became solely a military fort.