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Nam Van Lake, Macau

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The Nam Van Lake (Chinese: 南灣湖; Portuguese: Lago Nam Van) is a man-made lake in Sé, Macau, China. It is one of two man made lakes in Macau. It is located at the southern end of Macau Peninsula.

The lake was once part of a bay (Praia Grande Bay), created when the causeway (Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen) partially closed off the bay. The project to close the lake began in 1991 to attract more development in Macau. Nam Van means South Bay in Chinese.

Much of the land southwest of the bay was created from landfill.

The Macau Legislative Assembly Building and Superior Court of Macau Building overlook the lake. The lake is bisected by the Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho or Macau-Taipa Bridge.

There are four man-made islands within Nam Van Lake. Along with Sai Van Lake, the two artificial lakes cover 80 hectares of space.

The lake is currently used for several water sports, including sprint kayaking, rowing and dragon boat racing.
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  • Nam Van lake is adjacent to the city center, nearby the casinos, actually right next to Wynn and MGM. There is a promenade that allows for a stroll but it is only nice next to the casino area. At...  more »
  • Beautiful lake which was reclaim from sea! Annual Dragon Boat races with counties participating from SGP, Thailand, Myanmar, San Francisco, Nam Hoi and various teams from China!  more »
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  • It is fun to ride around. You feel totally difference in water via "duck bicycle". You feel free, and step through in the lake.
  • A quick review for Anim'Arte NAM VAN The Anim'Arte NAM VAN is leisure area and plaza that was established by the Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) near the end of 2016. Here visitors can rent pedal boats to enjoy on Nam Van Lake, have food & drink at several small eateries such as IFT Cafe that have been established along the plaza and enjoy a handful of local shops offering arts & crafts and items made in Macau. There are always art and sculpture installations at Anim'Arte Nam Van as the area is being put to good use for fostering local arts and culture scene as well. Pedal boat rentals are MOP20 for 30 minutes per-person (two-seaters) and MOP30 for 30 minutes (four-seaters) and are available at Anim'Arte NAM VAN from 11am to 6pm daily. In the end, this is a good effort by MGTO to create more family-friendly activities which can be enjoyed in the Macau peninsula. Its a good place for tourists to stop by if you are spending time in Macau an looking for things to do for your children.

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