Porcelain House
Porcelain House
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is probably the tackiest place I've ever been! All walls inside and out are covered with grout/cement/porcelain. You will appreciate their commitment to getting this done but it is an eyefull! They have several creations throughout the house and lots of furniture that was supposedly used by royalty towards the end of the Qing Dynasty which makes the house look very crowded.

We felt paying 50 yuan per person was not worth it to go in after paying for it. You can get good pictures from the street and enjoy some of the creations outside the fence. Closest metro is Hepinglu station and we had walked here from the five great great avenues via St. Joseph's Cathedral.

The locals seemed to enjoy it and I don't want to rain on your parade if you want to see this installation but proceed with caution (or an open mind).
Written July 15, 2021
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Traveller_Oldie
Charleston, SC279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
It is one of the main attractions in Tianjin and quite unique. Worth the visit and the entry fee, but certainly not everyone style. Lots of old furniture inside displayed in some random way, but still worth to visit.
Written June 7, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
An extremely and uniquely decorated building. It is likely the world’s most luxurious “Porcelain Building.” Many types of porcelain were used in the decoration of the building.
Written June 16, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
The outer and parts of the interior surfaces of the property are decorated in whole and broken or cut pieces of porcelain. They are colour coordinated. Unique and interesting use of broken pieces of porcelain (mainly plates and vases), and attractive to look at.
Written December 7, 2018
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edwardhummingbird
Albuquerque, NM19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
I was pleasantly surprised by this place. It is made up of seemingly countless shards of pottery and porcelain, and reflects a tremendous amount of creativity in its design and execution. The inside is filled with antique furniture, including a dresser/mirror of the last empress of China, and a large framed plaque gifted to the family from a previous emperor. A guide explained it all to us, giving us a better perspective. The family loved it. I'd probably return again next year.
Written July 24, 2018
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Danny D
Las Vegas, NV41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
A total waste of money and time. It looks ugly af and they do charge 50 RMB per ticket. It doesn’t have anything impressive or as other said no historical or cultural value. It is purely made for cheap group tour. Do never come here!!
Written June 18, 2019
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Maciej G
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
a lot of work done, but it did not talk to me, go visit if u want something different but not absolutely 'must go'
Written November 7, 2018
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chesterchandler
San Mateo310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
I really don't get why some reviews are so negative about the Porcelain House. To me you travel to see things you would never see elsewhere--and the Porcelain House is that!! It is crowded but it is totally fascinating to see a huge house completely covered in porcelain. To my family it was really fun and so different--not another temple or church or dreary museum. It does cost a bit and there aren't any explanations around--but you don't need those. Just enjoy this curiosity!
Written July 19, 2016
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BlueFruit
Windsor, UK106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
The house was built around 100 year's ago, but in 2002 the owner (Zhang Lianzh) bought 1 million RMB worth of pottery and used it to decorate the house. The result is a fusion of Gaudi's style but with many Chinese themesdyn.

Quirky and fun, with lots of interesting details. You can get some interesting pics of the house with modern buildings in the background. Inside there is furniture from the last dynasty but it's not that well maintained.
Written September 10, 2015
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C_E_N_Suisse
Risch, Switzerland94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Business
...and incredible!

Zhang Lianzhi, a 50-year-old porcelain collector from Tianjin, China, has spent four years decorating an old house with hundreds of millions of ancient porcelain fragments and tons of natural crystals. It’s now known as the Porcelain House or Yuebao House.

The Porcelain House of Tianjin opened its gates to the public on September 2nd, 2007, onChifeng Street in Heping District. The old French-style building has a history of over 100 years. It was originally the home of a central finance minister in the late Qing dynasty, and was later converted into a bank, after the founding of New China, in 1949. But after the bank changed its location, the beautiful building was left deserted for several years, until porcelain collector Zhang Lianzhi bought it for 1 million yuan ($160,000). He then spent the following four years turning it into a unique edifice, decorated with porcelain dating from the Tang (AD 618-907) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Now the Porcelain House is the most eye-catching building in Tianjin, and one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
Written May 29, 2014
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