Barrier Gate of Macau is now the chief attraction on Macau sightseeing tour. Located at the northern most point of Macau where the peninsula unites with the mainland. It is the historic parting between the Chinese mainland and the Macau peninsula. This Macau Gate build of granite stones traditionally marked the border between this former colonial possession of Portugal and China. Originally conceived as the barrier by the colonial Portuguese rulers to obstruct cultural and political exchanges between the people of China and Macau.
The restructured Macau Barrier Gate Square is decorated with fountains at the centre amidst green plants. The azure tiles at the side walls jointly with the sonnet of the Portuguese Poet, Camoes portray the history of Macau. This specimen of history is surrounded by modern buildings on both side housing immigration and customs.
With the new underground passenger terminal, it is now more convenient for locals to travel to Zhuhai. Passengers at the underground bus terminal can reach the Border Gate Square through the linked escalator, elevator and stair case. 17 bus lines service the bus terminal with clear signboards and indications. Washrooms as well as public phones are also available at the underground bus terminal, while the taxi station is on the ground floor.
The Border Gate and the Gongbei Checkpoint in Zhuhai open daily from 7:00 a.m. to midnight.[nggallery id=113]