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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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more comfortable viewing than the forbidden city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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

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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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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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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