Originally two separate islands – Taipa, was joined up by excess silt from the Pearl River, in the same way Coloane was. Once an island predominantly made up of boat yards and duck farms, it has become increasingly urbanised while retaining the feeling of being an oasis of calm. The scenic, pastel coloured, colonial villas, notable greenery and beach make Taipa a prime choice for anyone wishing to experience the natural wonders of Macau.
Offering a variety of recreational choices ranging from a day at the racing track to soaking up the sights of Taipa Village, or trying your luck down at one of the casino-hotels. The baroque churches, Taoist and Buddhist temples demonstrate an eclectic fusion of architecture illustrating the mixed community on the islands that still for the large part live within this sleepier section of the city.