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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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No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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"forbidden city"
in 48 reviews
"shenyang imperial palace"
in 22 reviews
"gu gong"
in 16 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
"english translation"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 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"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank almersal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Werner011122
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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

Thank Count_colin
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Although not as big as the forbidden city in Beijing the Imperial Palace in Shenyang still offers plenty to see as you stroll around the grounds and the different buildings.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Beautiful palace, that you can visit within two hours and half. Not many people, which is a nice change from the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Thank Bruno R
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The palace shows another dimension of the Manchu culture - the pre-ShaHai pass era, before they entered China. Their culture and their military life is so organised. Later, when they started ruling China, they heavily adopted the Han style heavily - as seen in the...More

Thank AhWah
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

very beautiful and inspiring place though the weather was very cold. it took about 3 hours to visit and some rooms are prepared to explain the history of the palace and the history of Shenyang. gift shops contain many beautiful things and prices are suitable.

Thank reemakaa
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I had a few spare hours in Shenyang and visited one of the few attractions there. I found it easy to locate and well signed, however as a non Chinese speaker I was not able to avail of any guide either in person or using...More

Thank mintymooo
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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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