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Travel Report: Mandarin’s House, Macau.

Mandarin's House Macau

February 2018. There are two nineteenth century historical townhouses in Macau peninsula that are open to the public. Mandarin’s House, located on the quiet Travessa de António da Silva, is the most prestigious as it was once home to the renowned Chinese reformist Zheng Guanyin. It’s free to enter, just give your nationality at the information counter and head on through the moon entrance arch.

Mandarin's House Macau.

Mandarin’s House, Macau.

February 2018. Guanyin and his father built Mandarin’s House as a 60-room 400.000 thousand square-meter complex back in 1869. And it was here that he wrote his masterpiece Words of Warning in Times of Prosperity, which greatly influenced the political thinking of Sun-Yat Sen and Chairman Mao.

Mandarin's House Macau

Mandarin’s House, Macau.

February 2018. After Guanyin’s death Mandarin’s House was divided up into rented accommodation, with as many as three hundred people living here at one time.

Visit Mandarin's House Macau.

Mandarin’s House, Macau.

Mandarin's House Macau

Mandarin’s House, Macau.

February 2018. By the 1990s Mandarin’s House had fallen into a state of disrepair, with many antiques and relics having been either destroyed or stolen. But then it was taken over by the Macau government and after an extensive restoration period was eventually declared a World Heritage sight in 2005.

Mandarin's House Macau.

Mandarin’s House, Macau.

February 2018. Don’t forget to say hello to the resident turtles in the outer courtyard! Mandarin’s House is open from 10:00-18:00 daily except Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more info, take a look at their website.

Mandarin's House Macau

Mandarin’s House, Macau.

For more on my time in this amazing corner of China, check out my other articles on Macau.

Like these? Then why not leaf through my many other reports from across China.

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