The porcelain museum is one of those places that should be on everyone’s Tianjin bucket list. This historic porcelain wonderland attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year with peak times on the weekends and especially Chinese holidays when it’s basically impossible to move inside the walls.
The museum covers a large area and is almost entirely covered in porcelain. Up to 90 percent of the museum is covered in porcelain plates, cups, saucers and beautiful antique pots. Everything from the first to fourth floor of this museum is covered in a mosaic of porcelain from the walls down to the handrails and even to outside.
The museum is an extremely valuable and stands at a very high quality level. The decorations of the museum consist of more than 700 million porcelain pieces including 400 beautiful ancient Chinese vases, 400 white marble sculptures and 40 tons of crystal covering the areas between the porcelain.
Also showcased are some magnificent parts of Chinese history in the form of ancient furniture. The furniture displayed inside the museum dates as far back as the Jin Dynasty (265-420) up to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). The furniture includes cupboards, doors, chairs and drawers. A wide range of ancient paintings can also be seen displayed in the museum perfectly preserved for hundreds of years.
China House also has an area displaying some of the famous hand made Chinese teapots and what makes this even more exciting is the fact that you are able to buy some of these tiny teapots as a souvenir but be prepared to pay between 2700 – 5000 RMB per teapot. Pottery enthusiast can also watch as a pottery maker carefully makes these teapots right in front of your eyes.
The porcelain museum is definitely something not to be missed during your trip to Tianjin. For an entrance fee as little as 50 RMB come and experience this amazing creation year round.
Going was a great experience for me and the design and art are absolutely breathtaking. The line for entrance and the crowd was tiring at first but once I got inside it was all worth it.