The photographic component of Stephan Larose's feature articleChina Travel Hotels: The Venetian Macau, this photo post explores the Venetian in pictures.
In this slide show from beginning to end: Miami Life Style, the wharf's replica Roman amphitheater, the War Games Arena and AfriKana, a seriously fantastic all you can eat buffet restaurant.
There's lots to do outside the hotel. Thanks to Macau's compact layout, reaching almost any point in the city from the Venetian should take you 20 minutes or less.
Coloane Island's Hac Sa beach has long stretches of sand, playground areas, a basketball court, BBQ pits, and trails leading from the beach up the mountain to a waterfall and eventually the summit where a statue of A-ma, goddess of mercy, stands watch over Macau. It's easily the best place for views of the Cotai strip and Macau.
The Fisherman's Wharf features a man-made volcano doubling as a learning center, an "Aladdin's Fort," featuring bumper cars and Arabian-themed amusement park rides, a huge underground video arcade with all the latest games as well as plenty of great dining and shopping venues.
For a real treat, take the kids on a ferry ride across to Hong Kong for a day at Hong Kong Disneyland, they'll love you forever for it!
More on the Venetian Macau:
Feature article - China Travel Hotels: The Venetian Macau
In photos: The Venetian Macau - the hotel
In photos: The Venetian Macau - dining outlets
In photos: The Venetian Macau - the activities
In photos: The Venetian Macau - the suites
All photos courtesy of the Venetian Macau.