The Photo, taken on July 27, 2014, shows many tourists visiting the 'porcelain house' in Tianjin. Antique collector and businessman Zhang Lianzhi has renovated the property using thousands of antiques he collected during the past 20 years since purchasing the house in 2002.
A century-old French building redecorated with thousands of pieces of porcelain, white marble and crystals, is proving to be a popular tourist attraction in the Chinese city of Tianjin.
Since purchasing the house in 2002, Zhang Lianzhi, an antique collector and businessman, has been renovating the former residence of Huang Rongliang, a modern Chinese diplomat, with antiques he's collected over the past 20 years.
The 'porcelain house' is now valued about 9.8 billion yuan (about 1.57 billion USD) and has become a landmark of Tianjin. But Zhang Lianzhi declined to reveal how much money he spent renovating it.
"In an artistic way, I built the 'porcelain house' out of love for ancient Chinese culture. It also symbolizes the cultural wealth that belongs to society," Zhang said.
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