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China, Historic Centre of Macao

 Posted by , last edited on October 16, 2013 at 12:33:59

Location Macao Special Administrative Region, China
Coordinates N22 11 28.651 E113 32 11.26
Property 16 ha
Date of Inscription 2005

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1110 )

Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty. With its historic street, residential, religious and public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, the historic centre of Macao provides a unique testimony to the meeting of aesthetic, cultural, architectural and technological influences from East and West. The site also contains a fortress and a lighthouse, the oldest in China. It bears witness to one of the earliest and longest-lasting encounters between China and the West, based on the vibrancy of international trade.

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