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“Odd place” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)

Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)
Ranked #1 of 124 things to do in Changchun
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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Odd place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

There really aren't any places of interest in Changchun so I visited this palace. It's an odd place, where you walk through the buildings peeking into the various rooms from the doorways. If you are especially interested in Chinese history it would be of interest. It was fairly quiet and peaceful and set over a large area so you can spend a couple of hours walking around. So it's worth a visit if you find yourself in Changchun but not worth making a special journey here to see it.

Visited April 2013
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Chengdu, China
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531 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“A fascinating lesson in the history of 20th Century China”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

The country of Manchuria lasted 14 short years from 1931 to 45, then the Japanese were intent on colonial expansion into northern China and installed the last Qing emperor as the new Manchukou emperor in this modern version of an imperial palace. Not as impressive an the Forbidden City or the Shenyang Palace it combines ancient Chinese values with many western influences. Well preserved and benefitting from bilingual signs it is a fascinating glimpse into this period of Chinese history.

Visited February 2013
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Kangaroo Island
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131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fascinating - you can feel his presence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

A most fascinating insight into a recent episode in China's history. Each room has a signboard in Chinese and English explaining the room's use and significance. Pictures and dioramas very good indeed. Not a reason to rush off to Changchun but not to be missed if you're in the area.

Watching "The Last Emperor" before you go will help!

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting and a good insight into the history of Changchun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

There is a tour audio guide in English that explains different aspects of the Palace as you walk around. Much of the palace is well preserved and gives a fascinating insight into what happened in this quite dark period of North East China's history. Take the time to visit the museum as well - some of it's contents are quite confronting, but it definitely opens your eyes to what happened in the region all those years ago.

Visited July 2012
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Trussville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not for little kids”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Old buildings and furniture of historical significance to Chinese and Japanese nationals. Ok gardens and bricked open areas. We had 3 year olds that we had to carry up and down narrow, crowded staircases who could not have cared less.

Visited August 2012
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