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Address: No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Phone Number: 010-83288149
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Description: Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home...
Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.
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The perks of being rich in the Qing Dynasty

Beautiful mansion and spectacular garden - pretty well preserved/restored. This was built by an influential (and corrupt) official in the Qianlong era, later home to Emperor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful mansion and spectacular garden - pretty well preserved/restored. This was built by an influential (and corrupt) official in the Qianlong era, later home to Emperor Xianfeng's brother - Prince Gong. Walking around the estate, you can quite easily imagine living here as compared to the Forbidden City (visit that first). Worthwhile to come here just for this experience. Quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is certainly one of the must-sees in Beijing. Gong wang fu is the former residence of He Shen, a powerful minister in Qing dynasty, who took bribes and built this palace. After he had been executed, it was confiscated by the government and several princes lived there one after another. The most famous one is called Yi Xin, who... More 

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If the history of the late Qing dynasty and Prince Gong's part in the politics of that time is of interest, then seeing his restored mansion is a must. If you expect to see snippets of Peking Opera with singing, skip it. Aside from a short magic act and a balancing act for 70 yuan, this attraction is nothing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is the palace of the Heshen, a rich and important official of Qing Dynasty. It said his wealth was even greater than the emperor. There is a two-stores building with a long corridor and full of rooms, which was used to pile his treasures. The palace was well designed with a little pond and rockeries, nice place to walk... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

If you have seen a bit of Beijing already, then please skip this site. I would recommend this only for those with some interest and knowledge of the later Qing dynasty. The palace section is not as interesting as the living quarters of the Forbidden City and the gardens are not as beautiful as some of the other parks and... More 

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Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Mansion of Prince Gong has a long history and has been restored in recent years after many years use as a school and use as an air-conditioning factory during the Cultural Revolution. That history is important in understanding the extensive restoration, which gives an unfortunate feeling of newness, and the fact that interiors are not yet restored. This complex... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This place isn't a must see but for it seems to be making it on most every tour guides list. Here is the reason why: There was a television series that came out in the 90s about the Official who lived in Gong wang Fu. The official was like best buds with the emperor and it was said he was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I finally made a trip to this place despite living in Beijing for the past 8 years. What a waste of time (and RMB40) to spend the afternoon amongst hordes of local tourists rustling from one corner to another corner of the mansion. The buildings have been recently repainted, and the awful smell still lingers. There are minimum artifacts left... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

if you been to the palace, then you will be disappointed with this smaller version of the palace. it was built by a governor in china using corrupted money, and for a governor i would say its quite impressive. but because i have been to the palace before i visit this it was uncomparable. yes its very crowded

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is an elaborate private residence with nice garden that was built by a corrupted official who modelled this place after the palace. The garden is rather pretty and numerous photo spots. I rank this place above Lama temple. Again, you need a guide to make this place come alive.

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