A home for rare birds and lots of lotus flowers
Change of view
Avenida da Praia literally translates as ‘beach boulevard’. Once the Macau houses enjoyed a gentle sea breeze at a sandy strip overlooking the open water... Today’s view is considerably less romantic with the Cotai hotel towers looming across a stretch of marshy lands.
Still these wetlands are home to some very special species and a recent rehabilitation project has successfully brought back rare birds and lots of lotus flowers into the lake. Take a moment to enjoy the open space and imagine what life was like here in the last century.
The charming setting is the stage of the annual Lusofonia Festival, a celebration for the Portuguese speaking communities in Macao. Every year in October the Praia becomes a festival ground with food, culture, music and arts performances.