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Footprints of Poets of Modern Macao

    Since centuries ago, Macao had been the place where many men of letters and refined tastes took residence or refuge. It was also a destination for sightseeing and business affairs. Allegedly, Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões was the first visitor who sojourned in Macao and Tang Xianzu, a playwright and poet of Ming dynasty, was the first Chinese who wrote poems about the city.

    Whenever there happened to be a shift in political power in China, many of its renowned poets would make their way to Macao. During the late-Ming dynasty, there were Tian Ran, Shi Jishan, Dan Gui, Qu Dajun, Wu Yushan and Wu Li. In the late-Qing dynasty, there were Dai Honghui, Wang Zhaoyong, Wang Zhaoquan, Zhang Xuehua, Wu Daorong, Liang Qinggui and Cui Siguan. After the Republican China was founded, Feng Qiuxue, Feng Yinxue, Liang Yanming, Zheng Zheyuan, Xian Yuqing, Zhao Liancheng and Shang Yanliu took up residence in Macao.

Total walking time: 2 hours and 5 minutes

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