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Address: No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
Phone Number: 010-83288149
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A beautiful and stunning mansion

I went in the early morning around 9 am. There's no crowd as what I have expected and I could take photos freely. There's a saying "Prince Kung's mansion represents half of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Penang, Malaysia

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Penang, Malaysia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I went in the early morning around 9 am. There's no crowd as what I have expected and I could take photos freely. There's a saying "Prince Kung's mansion represents half of the history of Qing's dynasty". A must visit place for all history-lovers. Also, don't missed out the garden of this mansion which I think much better than the... More 

1 Thank shinyee_foong86
Tokyo, Japan
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103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The place was very crowded due to the popularity of Heshen. The original owner of this residence is regarded as the most corrupted official in Chinese history. Very beautiful garden and got to visit the ''Fu'' written by Kangxi. A enjoyable attraction except for the crowd.

1 Thank auntiedoris
Hanoi, Vietnam
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If you have been in the Forbidden city, you will need to visit Gong Wang Fu for the different between Emperor and Officer.

1 Thank Chihieu
Fresno, California
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91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went here for a casual day visit and was confronted by the most crowded tourist attraction from my whole time in China, which is saying a lot. The garden was gorgeous, but be prepared to deal with literal hordes of Chinese tourists.

1 Thank Alexander Y
Beijing, China
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited on Sunday so was extremely crowded. China redefines what crowded means and it was the case here. The mansion buildings are interesting but similar to temple design. If you have been to forbidden city and many temples around Beijing, there will be not much new. My favorite part was visiting the garden which had a lake, pavilions, covered... More 

1 Thank Lappochka
Chelsea, Michigan
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is off the main streets I thought I was lost at least once but, as you get closer to the site the cars are parked in crazy (by Western standards) ways and the road starts to turn you are near keep going. There is a fee once inside there are ponds, temples, pagodas, and gardens this a very... More 

1 Thank Asiantraveler53
Tainan, Taiwan
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The scams could happen from the tri-motorcycle drivers. You think it interesting to take this kind of transportation, however, they think you a rich guy which they can get some more easy money: they bring you to a "guided tour" company, you pay RMB 70 for the RMB 40 plus their "guide service"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

By the name you will see it's as just a mansion belongs to a prince, but it had a even long history. The mansion once belonged to a chancellor of emperor Ch'ien-lung of the Qing dynasty named Hexen, he collected too many treasure because of the emperor's trust. After the emperor Ch'ien-lung's death, his son claim all his treasure as... More 

1 Thank jackoop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank einnahs
Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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