The history of Macau is deeply connected with the sea. She originated in the early fourteenth century. At that time, fishermen in Fujian Province thought that Macau was a safe seaport, so they came one after another. Until the middle of the sixteenth century, the fearless Portuguese navigators came to Macau to find a port on the coast of China as their stopover to expand their business kingdom. Macau is an ideal place in the Gongjiao Prefecture, which flows through the Guangzhou River. This is the oldest European colony in Europe .
The Macau Maritime Museum was established in 1987, and the current exhibition building officially opened in 1990. The theme adopted by the Maritime Museum not only reflects Macau, but also systematically illustrates the history of Portugal and China in maritime affairs, and illustrates the importance of the sea to people and culture.
The Maritime Museum is divided into several parts: (1) Museum building (2) Fishermen s land (3) Maritime trade (4) Navigation technology and transportation (5) Aquarium. It is mainly about the transformation of Macau from a fishing port into a city today.
Museum building: The museum s display building was built where the first Portuguese people landed in the year. In front of the museum, people can quietly watch the river and Taoist temples dedicated to the mother mother day after day. Protector. This area was formerly known as A MA KAO and later became the origin of the Macau name. The museum is like a unique boat moored at the entrance of the inner harbor where the fishermen live. Its white exterior walls resemble the sails of a three -masted ship, and its glass windows are reminiscent of one another. Lookout. Pier 1 in the past has been classified as a museum facility and has become a leisure place. Visitors can browse in this large square, watch the surrounding scenery, and play remote control model boats in the pool. Visitors can also explore the mysteries of the deep sea with a simulated submersible, or board a real sailing boat and enjoy an unforgettable harbour tour on the tranquil river. The museum is full of the atmosphere of the sea: a pot of colorful goldfish is placed under the ticket office, and a giant tile painting on the wall is drawn by human hands and is marked with various compass directions. There is a relief in the museum engraved with the arrival of a Portuguese navigator; there are several oil paintings by immortal writers; in addition, a number of model ships carefully made by the museum ship model workshop are scaled. Some showcases are equipped with audiovisual equipment, and some of them can allow visitors to participate in person . There is a small shop in the museum, selling museum-published publications, maps, ceramics, marine equipment, jigsaw drawings, T-shirts and other items that will make you remember this fun and memorable museum. In addition, the museum has set up a computer city guide to provide foreign tourists with some of the latest and most interesting information.
Aquarium: There are four aquariums in this exhibition area, each representing a different underwater world, allowing visitors to see various fish. The first pavilion is the only freshwater pavilion that expresses a bed; the second pavilion is reminiscent of the water of a harbour; the third pavilion is a coral reef, and the fourth pavilion reorganizes the deep-sea area where a shipwreck is located. situation.
Outside the museum: There are some decorations placed in the dock, one of the more prominent is a dragon boat, similar to the one currently used in dragon boat racing every year. The museum also has two sailing boats moored in the pier and walks around the inner harbor and Nanwan every day. Therefore, tourists can not only know the coast of Macau, but also take the traditional Chinese sailing boat in person.
Square: The Museum Square is covered by a large tent. It is a place not to be missed. From here, people can watch the river bank scenery and the busy harbour carefully, or watch the tourists keep walking towards the Ma Temple.
Tickets: 10-under 18, MOP 5 (Monday to Saturday); 18-under 65, MOP 10 (Monday to Saturday) 3 yuan (Sunday); 5 yuan (Sunday), under 10 Free for age 65 and above
Fares Underwater Roaming simulator fare: MOP 15 per two people Maritime swim fare: MOP 10 Opening hours: 10: 00-17: 30, closed on Tuesdays