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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

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Address: No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
Phone Number: 024-24843819
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Smaller than Gugong in Beijing but worthwhile

If you have a chance to be in Shenyang, visiting this Gugong (故宮) is one of the main attractions where you should not miss. Entrance fees is 60 RMB. It is smaller and less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Shenyang, then known as Shengjing was established in 1625 as the first capital of the Qing Dynasty, under the reign of it's first and second ruler, Nurgaci and Hong Taiji。 The capital was moved to Beijing in 1644. As such this is the first and original Qing palaces, older than the Beijing Imperial Palace. In view of the historical value,... More 

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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have a chance to be in Shenyang, visiting this Gugong (故宮) is one of the main attractions where you should not miss. Entrance fees is 60 RMB. It is smaller and less crowded. During summer, you may also have a chance to experience (a small) Chinese opera on the weekend. But I don't know whether it is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It located in Shen Yang City and is a copy of the emperor's palace in Beijing A wonderful place worth a visit if you're interested in historical place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a very nice place :-) the entrance cost 60RMB. You will need around 2 Hours to see everything. But if you visit the palace in shenyang then of course you should visit the palace in Beijing too :-)

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We walk all around the palace. It was very nice to experience the palace. Everything is clean. During our visit there was a little bit of construction going on but this did not ruin our experience at all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I already didnt expect much as i was planning to go becaude all my chinese friends mentioned that there wasnt anything special. My international friend also had a similar opinion. But, its good to just go and see what the palace looks like…i just compared it alot with other palaced ive seen in Korea,where they were maintained better. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our friend explained about the Imperial Palace history, Without our friend, we would have been lost But it is interesting. The Forbidden City in minature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This imperial palace is well preserved, and well worth a visit. There is lots to see, and needs a good few hours In total to walk round. Beautiful grounds and architecture throughout. Located near to a shopping area and small market.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nice place, see how an emperor facilitate his wifes... and see how the old kings do their lives every day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very interesting- but it helps if you take a few minutes before you go and get a condensed version of the history. It will make more sense when you go through the 114 buildings!! I spent about 4 hours there and it was a good learning cultural experience. Most of the signs and displays have English information. I did buy... More 

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Additional Information about Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

Address: Address: No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
Phone Number: 024-24843819
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Liaoning  >  Shenyang
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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