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Rotunda de Carlos da Maia

Rotunda de Carlos da Maia

Better known as Three Lamps District in honour of the globe lamps that give the roundabout its romantic sparkle at night, it was named after the 105th Macao governor José Carlos da Maia. The square is of typical western architectural design with its central area a popular place for public activities and leisure. The periphery of the Rotunda is a network of five streets radiated outwards in all directions. It’s located in a popular shopping area for the locals where shops and street vendors stand along the way with all kinds of goods to entertain the crowds of shoppers. It is also famous for the mix of exotic Southeast Asian food sold in eateries run by returning overseas Chinese living in the neighbourhood. They brought back with them Burmese, Thai and Indonesian cuisines that appeal to the taste of locals and visitors.