Golden Lotus Square
|Macau Golden Lotus Square|
The golden lotus in Golden Lotus Square consists of a stem plus several petals and stamens. The base is made of 23 red granite stones. They are in the shape of three lotus leaves, symbolizing the Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. In front is a small plaque with the inscriptions "Lotus Flower in Full Bloom", "People’s Republic of China Presents It to the Government of Macau SAR ", and "December 20th, 1999", the Macau S.A.R. Establishment Day. This flower in full bloom symbolizes the prosperity of the region.
Apart from the daily flag-raising ceremony, there are many other activities. During the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the torch was relayed on the square. On May 3rd, 2008, Golden Lotus Square, decorated with colorful Olympic flags, boards painted with mascots holding torches, and the banners bearing the theme of the Beijing Olympics, witnessed the Olympic torch relay. Thousands of people gathered on Golden Lotus Square and celebrated the unforgettable exciting moment.
Furthermore, beautiful flowers are usually displayed around the golden lotus sculpture during great festivals, such as the Chinese New Year and Christmas. A great number of local people and tourists can be found taking photos and strolling around Golden Lotus Square.
How to get to Golden Lotus Square
Take bus 1A, 3, 10B, 10X, 10, 23, 28A, 28B, 29, or 32 to Tourism Activities Center.
|Opening Hours||All day|
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