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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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Ranked #2 of 140 Attractions in Shenyang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There are only 2 Gu Gong (former palace) for Chin Dynasty in China. One is the Forbidden City in Beijing. Here is the other one. We were here on Monday morning but it was not open till ~ 1pm. It was crowded but you can walk away to quieter place. It was built up by multiple emperors, hence there are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This palace was very interesting, with less people than Beijing. there was a really calm feel when in the grounds. Don't miss it if you have time to visit.

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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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
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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Munich, Germany
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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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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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