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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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This is a smaller version of the forbidden city in Beijing and more accessible than the one in Beijing. It was busy during the summer holiday but much less so than the Beijing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Leverkusen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Its a must visit place if your in Shenyang. Well maintained and one of top attraction in Shenyang...

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I liked it much better than the second (in history) palace in Beijing. Why? there are nice gardens and trees here & you can actually go inside in many of the buildings. I've been two times by now, and even in winter i liked it better than the gugong in the capital.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a smaller version of the forbidden city in Beijing and more accessible than the one in Beijing. It was busy during the summer holiday but much less so than the Beijing site. All the doors were open in the buildings so you could view the inside unlike the buildings in Beijing. The palace in Shenyang is older than... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you want to see everything then an early start is recommended. This palace has seen good times and bad times and at point was in a state of disrepair. Now though it has been generally been returned to its former glory, although some work is still been done. If you are interested in Chinese history then this is a... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A must-visit in this city, but make sure to have a guide who speaks English fluently and clearly. Plenty of options for souvenirs, but you cannot bargain here!

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Shenyang Imperial Palace is a smaller version of the Beijing Forbidden city. It's also less crowded and IMO better to learn about Chinese history. If you're in Shenyang this is a must. But I don't think you should come to Shenyang only to visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My son and I visited the Shenyang Imperial Palace as part of a day trip to Shenyang. It is easily reached by subway and taxi. All taxi drivers are metered and understand "Gugong" without having to show Chinese characters. I felt that the exhibits were very good and the many rooms used to house the exhibits were well laid out.... More 

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Shenyang, Liaoning, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been here several times, and enjoyed each visit. The architecture and color and detailed decor is beautiful. A definite must see while in Shenyang. It's fairly busy at all times (Avoid holidays unless you like being shoulder to shoulder with people). Bring bottled water and drinks inside with you to save $ from the steeply priced small market... More 

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Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Imperial Palace of Shenyang is an important historical site in northeast China. It is where Qing Dynasty started ruling China for a long time. The complex includes several palaces related together via pathways and gates. There is a museum loaded with guns, swords and art crafts. The Imperial Palace is located in the central business area of Shenyang. Shenyang... More 

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Raichur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Shenyang imperial palace is the second biggest one after Beijing. Very nicely maintained-better to go early in the morning since it is far away from the city centre. Food in this place also good -good restaurants giving authentic chinese food.

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