Friday, May 11, 2012

Main Observation Deck of Macau Tower

touring hongkong and macau in 3.5 winter days
december 4-7, 2011 sunday to wednesday

day 3: macau to hongkong shift tripping

Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, also known as Macau Tower, measures 338 m (1,109 ft) in height from ground level to the highest point. An observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls and the Skywalk X, a thrilling walking tour around the outer rim. It offers the best view of Macau and in recent years has been used for a variety of adventurous activities. At 233 meters, the Macau Tower's tethered "skyjump" and Bungee jump by AJ Hackett from the tower's outer rim, is the second highest commercial skyjump in the world, after Vegas' Stratosphere skyjump at 260 meters. The tower is one of the members of the World Federation of Great Towers. Besides being used for observation and entertainment, the tower is also used for telecommunications and broadcasting.

macau tower at night

inside bus #18 from senado square going to macau tower

going to macau tower main entrance

The Tower is 338m high at its highest point. The main observation level is 223m above ground. From the highest viewing deck it is possible to see 55km away. The Tower can withstand winds of up to 400km/h. The steel mast on top of the Tower is 90m tall.

there are two viewing decks available here for tourist observation. the 1st one is located on level 58 which is called as the macau tower's indoor/main observation deck. see the spectacular view of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Coloane, as well as the city skyline of Pearl River Delta. Sections of the lounge floor are fitted with reinforced glass floor to let you see the ground beneath your feet and feel like you're walking on air. opens from 1000H to 2100H weekdays and 0900H-2100H weekends. admission ticket costs 120hkd (php672) that includes the level 61 outdoor viewing deck.

see-through glass floor of macau tower main viewing deck

macau tower main viewing deck

macau tower main viewing deck showing the see-through glass floor

taipa-macau bridge as seen on the macau tower main viewing deck

macau tower outside

macau tower's outdoor observation deck
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