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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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08:30 - 17:00
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Worth seeing while in Shenyang

Nice palace, smaller than Beijing, but this was the first. Part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, along with the Beijing palace. It offers a nice history of the Dynasty. Overall... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cameron C
Warren, Michigan
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To digress:- I made a mistake in my last review on Shenyang Railway Station, it should read that "we took a speed train from there to Dalian on 18 May". I typed the city as "Harbin" which we have already gone on 10 May-14 May). Shenyang Imperial Palace:- We went 沈阳故宫(Shenyang's Gu Gong or Shenyang Imperial Palace) on 16 May.... More 

Thank Jedai79
Warren, Michigan
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice palace, smaller than Beijing, but this was the first. Part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, along with the Beijing palace. It offers a nice history of the Dynasty. Overall I enjoyed the experience

Thank Cameron C
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, Palace is well maintained, Guided tours are available. Entrance 60 RMB, daily open from 8h30 to 17h00

Thank Erwin H
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Imperial Palace is pretty interesting. If you have the time, love history or love the culture just check it out. There are some really antique items on display which is pretty mind-blowing to think that it is so old. This is place is very good for ootd photos, it's very Instagram worthy. There are still some places under renovation... More 

1 Thank Dion D
Shenyang, China
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A symbol of Shenyang. Traditional place and easy to reach from any 5 star hotel by taxi. Recommendable place.

Thank fritzschenkel51
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The money what you pay for entrance doesn't deserve that (60 rmb) . Quite boring as for me.The most of palace rooms looking the same

Thank Anastasia D
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This palace is a good place to visit if you are 1st timer ShenYang visitor as the place have lots of history. However being an imperial palace you always get compared with forbidden city Beijing and the restoration work here also doesn't meet the level of Beijing. Overall, it one of the better tourist attraction and would recommend a look.... More 

Thank Stephen C
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Manchus ruled China as the Qing dynasty from 1644 until 1911 and the founding of the Republic. Shenyang's Gu Gong is at one time an effort to demonstrate the culture of Manchus, but at the same time a design built around Manchu needs. The eastern section, for example, has a pavilion for each of the "banners", the units of... More 

1 Thank Stephen M
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

A nice place to see, with actual furniture. A must visit to the Palace in the North. If I remember correctly, this is the Winter Palace of the Emperor...

Thank chinapolarbear
Shenyang, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Davidmutugik

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