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Mufu Palace

Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #4 of 69 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Munich, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very interesting Museum of ancient life in China, with several very well restored pavilions, channels and gardens. From the one of the pavilions you´ll have a great view on the entire ancient city.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you have been to the Forbidden City, Mu Palace is like a miniature version of it. It was a the home of the Naxi leader who ruled the region for 400 years sometimes completely independent of Chinese ruler. When the palace was built the Mu leader was an admirer of the Ming Dynasty. The grounds are nice to walk... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I guess my review title said it. But apart from that, the harmonious architecture, the location on the hill, make it worth visiting. I would not go to Lijiang Ancient Town without seeing the Mu Fu once.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I like the great trekking to the pavillion athough its long . I liked the great architecture of the house . You can be able to take some pics at the mu fu during sunset and its fantastic

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice and well maintenance. the house of Naxi King in Lijiang. There is a very beautiful garden and pond inside the palace. Feel very relaxing

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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261 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A majestic mansion with awesome architectural design. The present mansion is a reconstruction of the real mansion as wars have caused severe damage to the original mansion. There is a entrance fee of Y60 and it is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. We spent some time to enjoy the pavilions and gardens and the view from the top.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It took some effort to find the entrance to this site as the signs leading the way were unreliable but it was worth the peristence. We enjoyed our visit to Mufu Palace even though it was obviously a restored copy of the original. What we didn't like was the extra charge imposed to complete the climb to the top of... More 

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Shanghai, China
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's actually not the original palace, and was only founded by local people at the remaining area a few years ago. That's probably why it looks so much like the forbidden city. All the details are poorly made with the cheap paints just to impress the tourists. The ancient Buddhism paintings from 400 years ago are also poorly protected. When... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A bit like a shrunk down version of the Forbidden City. Makes you think about how so few people had so much wealth prior to the communist takeover. And, sometimes it seems it's going back that way in China.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I found Goullart, P., Forgotten Kingdom, J. Murray, 1957 at the airport only when I was leaving Lijiang. It answered a burning question I had when touring the Palace: what happened to the Mu family? Goullart recorded that the 'Prince of Mu' succumbed to the pleasures of opium and was reduced to working for Goullart as his Secretary.

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