Taipa, an island connected to Coloane by the new Cotai Bridge, is best known as the home of the Macau International Airport, set at its north-eastern end. Accessible from Macau by way of three road bridges, the beachside town is an island where old and new mingles in lush natural setting. The town landscape is dotted with scenic, pastel coloured, colonial villas ... More>under the shade of Banyan trees, Taoist and Buddhist temples and baroque churches, with the beachside bordering it. Here quaint kiosks offer Chinese dumplings and Portuguese wine, mere steps away from Our Lady of Carmel Church and Ka Sin Tong Temple. Taipa's variety of recreational offerings runs the gamut from a racing track and casino-hotels, to a sleepier section of town where there is a greater concentration of the town's churches and temples. Over the years it has become exceedingly urbanised and home to a high concentration of first-rate hotels.