Macau Fisherman's Wharf

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Main entrance of Macau Fisherman's Wharf
A walk through the theme park

The Macau Fisherman's Wharf (Portuguese: Doca dos Pescadores; Chinese: 澳門漁人碼頭) is the first theme park in Macau, China. It is located at Freguesia da Sé in Macau Peninsula, near the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Pier.

History[edit]

The construction of the theme park took 5 years, before an opening ceremony by the Chief Executive of Macau and trial operation began on December 31, 2005. After one year of trial operation, the wharf was officially opened on December 31, 2006.

Architecture[edit]

The complex includes over 150 stores and restaurants in buildings built in the style of different world seaports such as Cape Town, Amsterdam and Venice, six rides, a slots hall, a 72-room hotel and a casino spanning over 111,500 m2 of area.[1] The theme park gets 40% of its area from reclamation from the sea.[2]

Visitor attractions[edit]

Visitor attractions include:

Tang Dynasty[edit]

Tang Dynasty Fortress

East Meets West[edit]

Vulcania at night

Vulcania, a 40m tall replica volcano which 'erupts' every evening and inside of which the 'River of Fire' white-water and 'Dragon Quest' rollercoaster rides are housed. The exterior of Vulcania includes walkways styled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.

Aladdin's Fort, an attraction in the style of a middle-eastern fort which is home to a variety of children's funfair rides.

Aqua Romanis, a Roman-themed shopping centre.

Roman Amphitheatre, an outdoor Colosseum equipped with 2,000 seats, designed as a venue for concerts and other performances .

Convention and Exhibition Centre

Legend Wharf[edit]

A complex of shops, hotels, restaurants and a casino themed on coastal towns including Miami, Cape Town, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Venice, Spain, Portugal and the Italian Riviera.

Vasco da Gama Waterworld a performance venue for water-based shows including four jet-ski performances every day.

A proposal Chow submitted to the government early this year would allow him and Ho to add three more hotels, a marina, a disco, an exposition center and new executive offices for his companies in a HK$1.1 billion extension. Once approval has been granted, it is expected that the construction of this extension will take about two years.

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Coordinates: 22°11′29.23″N 113°33′23.79″E / 22.1914528°N 113.5566083°E / 22.1914528; 113.5566083