Kou Ho Neng Mansion

Kou Ho Neng Mansion, Macau: Address, Kou Ho Neng Mansion Reviews: 3.5/5

Kou Ho Neng Mansion
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BradJill
By BradJill
Kou Ho Neng Mansion - Nice preserved landmark in Macau
Aug 2014
The Kou Ho Neng Mansion is a preserved historic monument that represents a very good example of blended 'eastern' and 'western' architectural style that you can find in Macau. Unfortunately, it is not included the UNESCO World Heritage designation of the Historic City Centre of Macau nor is it presently open to the public for visitation. As such, you can only admire the building from the outside before moving on to see other interesting attractions in the city. Historically, the mansion was owned by Kou Ho Neng, referred to as the Pawn Shop Tycoon during the first half of the 20th century. It was also used as an opium house during its early history. From the outside, you can see the classic Portuguese architectural style, decorative building facade and building colour scheme. If you look through the gates and find the main door open, you can see the carved wood fixtures inside, representing a glimpse of 19th century Chinese architecture. You can see fine examples of similar interior architecture at the Lou Kau Mansion, found at Senado Square. The Kou Ho Neng Mansion is located on busy Rua do Campo just past the McDonalds branch. It is no more than 5 minutes walk from Senado Square. A good spot to take pictures of the mansion is from the bridge overpass, right in front of McDonalds. Then spend a few minutes viewing the building before moving on. This landmark is included in the 'Footprints of Chinese Merchants' historic walk which is sponsored by the Department of Cultural Activities and Recreation of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau. You can visit their Macau Streets website to learn more information about similar historic walks in Macau.

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China142,073 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Kou Ho Neng Mansion is a preserved historic monument that represents a very good example of blended 'eastern' and 'western' architectural style that you can find in Macau.

Unfortunately, it is not included the UNESCO World Heritage designation of the Historic City Centre of Macau nor is it presently open to the public for visitation. As such, you can only admire the building from the outside before moving on to see other interesting attractions in the city.

Historically, the mansion was owned by Kou Ho Neng, referred to as the Pawn Shop Tycoon during the first half of the 20th century. It was also used as an opium house during its early history.

From the outside, you can see the classic Portuguese architectural style, decorative building facade and building colour scheme. If you look through the gates and find the main door open, you can see the carved wood fixtures inside, representing a glimpse of 19th century Chinese architecture. You can see fine examples of similar interior architecture at the Lou Kau Mansion, found at Senado Square.

The Kou Ho Neng Mansion is located on busy Rua do Campo just past the McDonalds branch. It is no more than 5 minutes walk from Senado Square. A good spot to take pictures of the mansion is from the bridge overpass, right in front of McDonalds. Then spend a few minutes viewing the building before moving on.

This landmark is included in the 'Footprints of Chinese Merchants' historic walk which is sponsored by the Department of Cultural Activities and Recreation of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau. You can visit their Macau Streets website to learn more information about similar historic walks in Macau.
Written August 24, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Macau, China2,248 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is a colonial era mansion situated along Rua do Campo that was once owned by local pawnshop mogul and businessman Kou Ho Neng in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, this historic property isn't open for public visitations. You can simply view its nice exterior from the outside

What you will see is mostly European architecture with subtle Chinese features such as the carved wood screens visible in the windows. The soft yellow exterior is nice to view up close, from across the street as well as from the footbridge that crosses over Rua do Campo around 40 metres to the southwest. This is a nice vantage point for viewing the Kou Ho Neng Mansion.
Written March 20, 2019
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