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Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)

No.3 Guangfu Road, Kuancheng District, Changchun 130051, China
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Ranked #3 of 60 attractions in Changchun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Changchun doesn't have a lot of attractions but this is the best. It's kind of difficult to get here by yourself (I tried the bus -nº 247 in case it could be useful to someone- and I had to cross a huge a crowdy street market). Even though there are some signs in English most of it is in Chinese... More

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Changchun, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very interesting! It's a steep price per person for 80 RB per head. It could use some reviews on the price but still and excellent viewing.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Take a guide with you to learn more about the reign of Emperor Puyi. Very interesting to learn about this era in China.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

An interesting place to visit. I have seen the 'Last Emperor' movie quite some time ago and forgot about the story. It is interesting to see the place where the puppet emperor was installed by the japanese imperial forces, but the great thing about visiting here is that it makes the extreme unhappiness of the emperor, his wife and his... More

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Changchun, China
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Built by the Japanese to house the Emperor Pu Yi, it resembles more of a military barracks from the 1940's. Although some of the gardens around the main house are beautifully kept, it still feels institutional and just made me feel uncomfortable. The main house with the waxwork figures were quite well done. I did like the trek down into... More

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Worth visiting but like all of Changchun attractions not ready for tourist market. We caught the light rail but then had to walk around to the other side, about 2kms to get in with my elderly parents. Once inside very nice but needs to be preserved more, an interesting time in Chinese history when the Japanese ruled Manchuria and used... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

When you approach the ticket office, there is a huge entrance right next to it. DO NOT enter via this entrance as this is their EXIT. The Chinese have a very strict regime of where is the exit and where is the entrance. We took the wrong entrance and were made to walk very far distance to see a not... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

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... More

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Chongqing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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... More

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Kangaroo Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 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!

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