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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
024-24843819
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Ranked #2 of 142 Attractions in Shenyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Pekin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved that so few people are visiting it every day. Just a small queue at the tickets booth. Nice buildings with carved wood.

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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When you are on a once in a lifetime trip, you have to see everything. Check out this beautiful Palace. You will not be disappointed. China is a great place, if you like history. It is a great place to get away from the hustle bustle of Beijing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Like the title says, it's smaller and less impressive than the one in Beijing. But nevertheless, it's still worth a visit as it belongs to another Dynasty to the one in the capital

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dublin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an oasis,an escape from the busy streets and a fascinating look back to when China was ruled from here,with its many buildings,a guide book/map is essential though you can hire a guide for around 23 Euro,o/k if you are in a group but as we were only three we didn't bother,as one of us translated.One really fun thing... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I am glad I visited the palace in Shenyang, but the one in Beijing took my breath away, the one in shenyang is worth the visit, but just ok. On the plus side it's not as busy.....and I love shenyang

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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice time pass place, if you have lots of free time . i was there in winter, it was snowing there at that time so we enjoyed a lot with snow also.

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Shenyang, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I went here with a friend from Shenyang on a Saturday morning. We didn't know if when we bought the tickets, but a show started at 10 am - and we just happened to be at the right place at the right time. Unfortunately we don't know if this is an hourly or daily happening. The show was about a... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not crowded; smaller but better than the big one in Beijing.. We liked this one better. Many shops on the outside streets for cheap trinkets and good local restaurants.

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Taipei
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Shenyang palace was the royal palace for the Manchurian emperors before they took over the entire China and moved the capital to Beijing. It is a much smaller palace than the Beijing palace, maybe less than 1/10. However, it is more Manchurian original, especially the first-built eastern corridor. Although much smaller and less well maintained, it is still interesting... More

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Pune
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is just can not be described in words about this palace. It in beautifully crafted historical monument and it is what you MUST visit if you are in Shenyang. Popularly known by its Chinese name GUGONG (say this word to taxi driver and he will take you to this monument). It will take around 90 minutes to see this... More

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