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Sai Van Lake, Macau

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Sai Van Lake (Portuguese: Lago Sai Van; simplified Chinese: 西湾湖; traditional Chinese: 西灣湖; pinyin: xīwānhú) 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 tip of Macau Peninsula.
The lake was once a bay and closed off by infill. Sai Van means West Bay. Sai Van Lake is separated with Nam Van Lake by Avenida Dr Stanley Ho.
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  • This area has many particular surroundings in terms of buildings and landscape. But we loved walking on the calm path. Sit and relax under the trees. Watch the lovely lit up macau skyline comprised...  more »
  • Sai Van Lake is an artificial lake that was once where the sea met the southern end of the Macau Peninsula. There is a nice street called Avenida Republica that is lined with trees and shaded park...  more »
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  • We enjoy walking along Avenida Republica, making use of the tree line and cobblestoned shaded path which runs alongside Sai Van Lake. This is a quiet and relaxed area in Macau to spend time if you are tired of the chaos of the Historic City Centre area. One of the enjoyable things to see over the past 10 years is he build up of the casino skyline of the Macau Peninsula. From Sai Van Lake you can easily make out Grand Lisboa, Lisboa Hotel, Wynn Macao, Ascott Macau, MGM, Mandarin Oriental and others. It makes for nice views when sky conditions are favourable, both at day and night. Another reason we enjoy browsing along Sai Van Lake are to see the handful of large colonial period buildings that have somehow survived the bygone decades and harder times in Macau during the 20th century. Some are dilapidated, others restored and kept in good order. At least one property, House #6, has a plaque with information about its original construction and architectural features (see pictures). These heritage buildings are unknown to the tourist world and receive no tourist attention compared to the UNESCO World Heritage attractions and other colonial period buildings, like those found in St. Lazarus District and around Taipa Village. Another reason for spending time at Sai Van Lake is to watch fireworks displays that take place in the harbour area. From here, views are pretty goo and you have the famous Macau Tower in the foreground. This can make for nice photographs during the fireworks displays.
  • Good place for lovers, walking by night.

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