Macau is today being described as the new Las Vegas of Asia, but Macau also has a little bit of culture for everyone. Many of the area's historic attractions are concentrated towards the center of the peninsula, but the city's unique cultural atmosphere exists throughout. This atmosphere has been created by the area's special ability to blend European and Oriental culture. For instance the Chinese culinary tradition has been influenced by the Mediterranean, creating a unique cuisine for fine food.
The ruins of St. Paul's is the symbol of Macau, and Monte Fort overlooks most of Macau from its high vantage point and central position. The three ancient temples in Macau are the A-ma Temple with a history of over 500 years, the most famous and impressive Kun Iam Temple, and one of the finest temples in Macau - Lin Fu Temple.
Flights arrive daily in Macau from most European hubs via Hong Kong, and more direct flights are opening every day. Most visitors would though come by sea from Hong Kong. Several fleets of high-speed Macau ferry vessels serve the 70 kilometer (40 mile) route between Hong Kong and Macau. There are more than 100 sailings throughout the day and evening, with all night service by jetfoils, which makes Macau a popular day-trip destination from Hong Kong.