The wonders of Angkor Wat, the sublime scenery of Guilin or the thrill of the roulette table in Macau ... whatever you yearn for, you can find it just a short flight (or ferry ride) away from Hong Kong. On the following pages are six cities to get you inspired. Macau is often overlooked in favour of the exotic beaches and islands that surround nearby Hong Kong. But with its unique Portuguese-Macanese culture and the multitude of casinos and resort-hotels opening, it promises to be the next landmark destination in Asia. Stay For the Las Vegas treatment, try Wynn Macau (Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, tel: 853 2888 9966; www.wynnmacau.com ). Or there is The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel (Estrada da Baqa de N. Senhora da Esperanca, Taipa, tel: 853 2882 8888; www.venetianmacao.com ), opening in September. Eat A few minutes walk from the Venetian, Don Quixote (tel: 853 2882 5028) is one of the only Spanish-style restaurants in town and serves a wide range of tapas and Spanish wine. If you don't fancy Spanish, head over to Wing Lei at Wynn Macau (tel: 853 986 3663; as before). It only opened last year, but has quickly established a reputation as one of the best Cantonese restaurants in Macau. Do No trip to Macau is complete without a round at the roulette table. Superstitious gamblers will find comfort at the Sands Macao (Largo de Monte Carlo, No. 203, tel: 853 2888 3388; www.sands.com.mo ). It has three different gaming rooms, each interwoven with Chinese symbols of luck, fortune and power. If you like to make your own luck, drop by the Crown Macau (Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, Taipa, tel: 853 803 8000; www.crown-macau . com) - due to open next week - which has 200 gaming tables and more than 1,000 slot machines. Go There's a party year-round, but avoid the mad rush during public holidays. Macau is about a 60-minute ferry ride from Hong Kong.