Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)

Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)

Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)
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Salamandrine
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We visited this palace a few days before heading to the Forbidden City in Beijing, and to see both juxtaposed was quite something. The exhibition on Puyi's life was, although a little lost in translation at times, thorough and informative. The complex was well signposted and we could have spent more than the few hours we did there. Certainly a must see if you find yourself in Changchun!
Written 9 July 2019
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Andrew M
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
My son and I visited the palace as part of our war museum tour of northern China. The palace is easily reached by metered taxi from Changchun Railway Station at a cost of 11 yuan. The subway is also an option from the Railway Station. The entry fee is 80 yuan, and we had difficulty finding the ticket office, which is located to the right of the attraction, but there were no visible English signs. Bags are not allowed in the museum and have to be stored in the ticket office.

A map is essential to ensure that all areas of the palace are visited. Maps are also available in the ticket office. The tour area starts from the left entrance, and ends at the imperial palace museum to the far right. The buildings are all Russian style architecture, and there are a few external structures e.g. race course, bomb shelter, pool, garden, garage.

It would be beneficial to watch "the last emperor" before doing this visit, as many of the scenes were shot here and at the Fushun prison in Shenyang. Some research on the life of the puppet emperor "Pu Yi" would also be helpful. The tour may be guided or solo, and consists of mannequins in daily life scenes in the palace compound. The offices of the officers, prayer room, bedrooms of the emperors wife and concubines, bathrooms etc. are all labelled in English and also gives a historical insight into the plans that the Japanese had for Manchuko.

The imperial palace museum is included in the ticket price, and has exhibits which show the activities of the Japanese in Northern China, and the effects on the Chinese people. There are weapon displays, and a scene from Biological warfare tests that is really interesting. There is a shopping street between the exit of the museum and the main entry gate to the attraction, where souvenirs and snacks may be purchased.

Taxis were not readily available outside of the attraction, and we had to walk 5 minutes to the main road to easily hail a taxi. the subway is also an option, but we were not sure exactly where it was located.
Written 27 July 2015
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loadedwingman
Changchun, China5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
Very interesting! It's a steep price per person for 80 RB per head. It could use some reviews on the price but still and excellent viewing.
Written 15 April 2014
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Mrfish33
Guangzhou, China38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Business
It seems as though I went to a different museum that some of the other reviewers, but it is in fact the same one. I visited each of the many different museums and galleries that make up the large grounds of this interesting part of history. It's a good place that I recommend, but there are a few big problems, few English or Japanese captions, lazy useless staff, an odd entry exit set up, and exhibits not in good working order. I've lived in China for 12 years, have been to most major museums, speak and read Chinese, and know what to expect and this place should be better than it is.

Even though there were some English and Japanese signs, only exhibit introductions were multi-lingual and ALL other material and signage in the exhibit was Chinese only. Considering how a MAJOR role/function of this museum is reminding foreigners such as Japanese visitors about their history it is utterly unbelievable that so little effort was put into multi-lingual signage. I saw groups of Japanese walking by exhibits and quickly getting tired of attempting to read Chinese and then very quickly moving on. The opportunity to communicate to its TARGET audience was lost.

Everywhere I went, the staff were sleeping in their chairs, eating their lunch on top of exhibit cases, were chatting ot texting on their phones, or at best crunching away at watermelon seeds. I seriously couldn't look at an artifact because the contents of a box lunch were all over the case; even the sauce was dripping on the glass.

Even though there are multiple ways in, there is only one way out. There are no signs explaining this. Walking all the way back across the park because I couldn't leave from the west entrance/exit was no big incovenience for me, but it could be for some and speaks to poor planning.

Many even very new exhibits were already falling apart. Many monitors were off, computers and interactive displays were out of order. Artifacts in exhibit cases had fallen over or pictures had fallen out of their frame. I pointed it out to a staff member and she shrugged. Letters for signage were falling off in almost every exhibit. All they need to do is buy some better glue and pay those lazy seed crunching seet warmers to do something useful.

This is a good museum that could easily be excllent. Add more captions, train your workers, let people go out the west gate, and do some routine maintanence once a week.
Written 3 August 2012
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gabzzz12
Montréal1 contribution
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The entrance price may seem a bit high, but it's really worth it. The palace is an interesting mix of architecture from the 30's and traditional chinese achitecture because Puyi had a strong desire to restore the Qing dynasty, even though he really was a man from the 20th century. When you begin the visit, the first things you see are offices that were used by japanese officers and they are a bit boring but the rest of the palace is very beautiful. What's nice is that you can enter the buildings and walk around, what you can't do in many other cultural sites in China. The only disapointing feature in this Palace is that some rooms feature freaky mannequins of Puyi and his entourage and they draw your attention instead of letting you focus on the room itself.
Written 16 February 2010
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Ken L
San Francisco, CA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The place was well maintained and upkeep. Can trace the steps of once glorified and false image of an emperor who betrayed his country and worked with a devil.
Written 4 March 2020
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Luis C
Doha, Qatar121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Tgis us a place where you can visit places that are connected with the time the puppet emperor lived and learn more about his life and demise.
Written 11 July 2017
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C W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
If you have watched the movie "Thd Last Emperor", you will appreciate this attraction better. From an emperor to an ordinary citizen, Puyi life is more than the movie.
Written 4 January 2015
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Dennis M
81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
An interesting place to visit. I have seen the 'Last Emperor' movie quite some time ago and forgot about the story. It is interesting to see the place where the puppet emperor was installed by the japanese imperial forces, but the great thing about visiting here is that it makes the extreme unhappiness of the emperor, his wife and his concubines come to life.
Written 14 September 2013
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Tim G
Bristol, UK59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Easy to reach by public transport, local metro train, and a well preserved "palace". I learnt a lot of history walking through the buildings and it is well worth a visit if you have a spare couple of hours, as we did.
Written 15 April 2019
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