10 Tv. de Antonio da Silva, Macau
Phone : +853 2896 8820
Built before 1869, Mandarin’s House was the traditional Chinese residential compound home of prominent Chinese literary figure Zheng Guanying. It is a traditional Chinese compound consisting of several courtyard houses, displaying a mix of Chinese and Western detailing, such as the use of grey bricks against arched ornamentations and Chinese timber lattice windows against mother-of-pearl window panels of Indian origin.
Source : en.macautourism.gov.mo
Mandarin’s House was built largely in Cantonese style but is noted for its fusion of western architectural elements.
Between the 1950s and the 1960s, the Zheng family gradually moved out and the house was then rented out. There were at once more than 300 tenants living inside the complex, resulting in poor living conditions.
The government overtook the complex in 2001. Mandarin’s House occupies an area of 4000m2, which is amongst the largest family houses in Macau. In 2005, the house was listed as part of the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Opening Hours : 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (No admission after 5.30 p.m., closed on Wednesdays, except public holidays)
Entry : Free
Getting there : Bus 18, 28B