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The Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel is located on the Cotai Strip, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança with an area of about 980,000 square meters (242 acres). Opened on August 28th, 2008, it is the largest single block style hotel in Asia and the second largest building in the world. It has the function of performance, entertainment, shopping, exhibition, hotel and large scale gaming.|
In Venetian Macau there are two main areas—the tourist area and the casino area. In the tourist area, there are the Venetian styled buildings, canals and plaza. The most amazing thing is that all of these are on the third floor of the resort hotel. The Grand Canal Shoppes is also on the third floor and is the largest indoor shopping mall in Macau with an area of 22 acres and with more than 350 stores. They are all internationally renowned names with clothes, jewelry, accessories and other goods. The famous brands and the duty-free advantage combine to give all the best shopping experience.
If you don't want to go shopping, touring around the Grand Canal Shoppes area would be the best choice. As in Venice, you are able to relax on a gondola as the pier is near the plaza with the trip taking 15 minutes accompanied by songs from the gondoliers. The San Luca, Marco Polo and Grand Canals are all named after the famous Venetian canals. Beside the canals there is the San Marco Square, which was also named after the Italian plaza.
Apart from shops and gondolas, visitors can enjoy the entertainment when walking around this area with a piano solo and mummeries on the San Marco Square every hour and the Streetmosphere™ performers (street performers) keeping you entertained along the way. And what's more, the man-made blue sky can produce sunrise and sunset effects under the control of a computer. Having experienced the shops, the activities and performances, you can go downstairs to the first level. Here you can go to the ZAİA Theatre to enjoy the ZAİA Show as presented by the Cirque Du Soleil as a permanent show.
The Venetian Macau is also famous for its casino. It has one of the largest casinos in the world at 13 acres. Located on the first level of the hotel building, the casino is divided into four areas - the Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. There are altogether 850 gaming tables and more than 4,100 slot machines with baccarat, blackjack, roulette and other gambling games. Due to the Macau Laws, youths under 18 years old are prohibited from entering the casino area.
Tips for dining in the Venetian Macau:
There are more than 30 stylish restaurants in the Grand Canal Shoppes. In the casino area, there are also many restaurants with Chinese, Japanese, western food and snacks among which there is the largest restaurant in Asia with more than 1,000 tables—the Café Deco. In the evenings, visitors can relax over a few drinks at the Bellini Lounge and listen to some live music. Dancers, singers and musicians from all over the world perform day and night, with ladies being offered free drinks every Wednesday from 08:00-13:00.
There are many free shuttle buses between the Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel and other areas in Macau, such as Macau Airport, Ferry Teminal and Gongbei Border.
Grand Canal Shoppes: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00-23:00
The Gondola Trip: MOP$ 108 (adults) MOP$ 80 (kids)
ZAİA: MOP$388-$788 (adults)
MOP$194-$394 (kids from 2-11)
* Kids under 2 years old are not allowed to enter the theatre.