Not a notable attraction in Macau but an interesting large structure you may pass in route to the main ferry terminal is the 35 metre tall Arco Oriente (Oriental Arch) which is situated in the roundabout section of Ave. do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues at the northern end of the Comendador Ho Yin Garden.
The Arco Oriente was made of weathering steel in 1996. It is treated but left unpainted, giving it a rust bronze colour. Its shape and design featuring two curved columns that create a circle before joining up to form the arch, symbolises the cultural and heritage unity of Macau. In this manner, it is one of a number of sculptures and statues around Macau aimed at promoting a unity between China and Portugal prior to the handover in 1999.
There are public buses that stop at Arco Orient and you can see it quite well from some of the rooms at Hotel Rio if you happen to be staying there. Otherwise, simply look out for this interesting structure on your way to the ferry terminal if leaving a hotel based on the Macau Peninsula. If traveling by way of Ave. do Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, you will pass right by it.
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