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Lou Kau Mansion

 Macau Attractions

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Introduction to Lou Kau Mansion (卢家大屋)

Lou Kau Mansion (Casa de Lou Kau) once belonged to the famous Lou Kau who was once known as the “King of Gambling” in Macau. The mansion is believed to have been built in 1889 and is a two-storey traditional courtyard house (Siheyuan) exhibiting Xiguan architecture. The mansion was enlisted as a UNESCO Heritage site in 2005. Taking a tour of the mansion it is evident that the architecture has incorporated western design elements. The stained glass Manzhou windows, suspended ceilings and iron railings are all considered western design elements. 

Lou Kau was one of the richest merchants of his time and having been born into a poor family in Guangdong Province, he moved to Macau where he made his fortune in banking and later furthering his business in the gambling industry. Lou Kau Mansion represents the height of the Lou Family prosperity along with the Lou Lim Iok Garden (Jardim Lou Lim Iok). 

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


No.7, Travessa da Se, Macau Peninsula, China

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Lou Kau Mansion

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Admission for Lou Kau Mansion: Free

Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Closed on Mondays)

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1. You can take bus No. 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A, and then get off at Lou Kau Mansion.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 1 to 2 hours.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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