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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

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Address: No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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Thought it was a pretty well maintained historical site. Nice place to learn a little bit about China's history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it was a pretty well maintained historical site. Nice place to learn a little bit about China's history.

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Hamlyn Terrace, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Imperial Place in Shenyang I thought was more interesting than the Forbidden City. More buildings could be accessed and the weapons were interesting. Being winter there were fewer visitors on the day I visited. The toilet block was large in comparison to the complex. Follow the circuit as per the guide. Entry 60 Yuan and its a plastic card... More 

2 Thank Michelle G
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth visiting whilst in Shenyang. Though smaller than the Forbidden City in Beijing, it is an interesting historical attraction. A surprise was finding a metal baby cradle-swing hung from the ceiling of a large room. The architecture is somewhat different from that of the Forbidden City, perhaps due to the Manchurian influence.

Thank yipjcs88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in a very cold day, but I really enjoy this place. It is not big as Beijing Imperial Palace , but its nice and very well maintained. 👍

Thank maxcocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early Manchurian emperors built this Palace or Gu Gong in Shenyang .Second Emperor Huang taiji , his empress and concubines stayed in here.The latter Manchu emperors only used this as a getaway ancestral palace. As we entered the Gu Gong , the distinctive Manchurian architecture and facade unravelled .It is majestic with grand columns , pavilions and the imperial dragon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Smaller then Beijing, but very worthwhile to visit...i live in Shenyang and always take my visitors there.....impressive

Thank robert w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I don't know much about Chinese history but the historic palace had me so impressed. With relics such as the past emperors, empresses, royal concubines' attires, home furniture, household items and the weapons used by the Qing armies left me with a deep memory. They gave me an insight into their lifestyles centuries ago. For such fantastic displays, I could... More 

Thank Shalom-Tan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

There is a charm in walking around an old palace imagining the ancient emperors living there and going about their duties and lives. Whilst not very large, it still takes a while to take in all the many rooms, courtyards and buildings. Very accessible as you can simply walk around and explore.

Thank Journeyfamily
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Cheap entrance ticket, it was bundle in my package tour. Just visit and walk round, nothing much to see actually, many rooms open for viewing, display not as grand as the Beijing one. Guided tour available if u r on your own

Thank Teo123456
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We went to the forbidden city in Beijing last year and it was very impressive but it felt large and cold. We found that many of the rooms could not be entered, you had to queue to look through a gated entryway into mysterious dark things inside. It is too big to see it all and you leave wondering what... More 

1 Thank Elilyssar

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