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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
+86 24 2484 3819
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“gu gong” (17 reviews)
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No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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+86 24 2484 3819
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"forbidden city"
in 49 reviews
"shenyang imperial palace"
in 23 reviews
"gu gong"
in 17 reviews
"smaller version"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"china history"
in 3 reviews
"different buildings"
in 3 reviews
"throne room"
in 3 reviews
"restoration work"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"english translation"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"under renovation"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"qing emperor"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was there, the main buildings were under renovated and constructed. So, not much to see. However, if you already have been to forbidden city in Beijing, this place won't be that impressive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked forward to visiting the Shenyang forbidden city, but unfortunately chose a holiday weekend. It was an interesting place, but packed with tourists in every corner (ourselves included, of course).

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The walk through we did was with a friend of my son’s from Shenyang. The whole thing took about two hours and we didn’t rush it. Very cool markets and shops in the immediate area. Expect to negotiate if you want a good deal. Otherwise,...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty and as such is a very important site in China. While some of the buildings are replications, there is enough restored original buildings to gain a sense of life during the early Qing Dynasty. Our guide was...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The place is quite small if you expect something similar to the palace in Beijing. However, this palace is just as important as Beijing's Forbidden City, as it was built by Nurhaci - the first emperor of the Qing dynasty. There are quite a few...More

Thank Ty H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) , the china meth says this imperial place is the first palace of the ruling family

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

If you are a chinese history bluff, you will enjoy this place. But you need lots of imagination here. All the palace look too new and too complete, and is is hard to believed they were built over 600 years ago. Buidling works still going...More

Thank raymasterman
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is so intersting. Shenyang was apparently settled 6000 years ago, so pre-pharonic. The Dynasty that built this palace in Shenyang which was the capital of China before it moved to Peking. I had an English speaking guid which was worth the money as I...More

Thank DRMB
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The imperial place in Shenyang is basically the master plan for the Forbidden City in Beijing. If you really interested at the history you may take a tour guide. He will explain all the interesting details about this great place and the time past.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Very similar to the palace in Beijing it is worth a look. It was very cold when I visited in March but few tourists so there was an upside. The renovated decorative paintwork was spectacular. All signs has English translations so easy to understand what...More

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dpcossio
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Response from reemakaa | Reviewed this property |
i think you will not need any guide inside the imperial palace cause all halls and rooms are entitled by names in English plus to show rooms where all periods of the country are explained in details in English. all what... More
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mintymooo
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Response from reemakaa | Reviewed this property |
actually visiting china in winter is very hard to tolerate. i preferred i visited Shenyang in spring. it is a beautiful city but cold weather didn't let me investigate many places.
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