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Mufu Palace

Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #5 of 67 Attractions in Lijiang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 293 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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358 reviews 358 reviews
247 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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5 attraction reviews
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 helpful votes 5 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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you've been to Beijing, then the layout of this Palace will be familiar, on a smaller scale. A very nice serious of pavilion buildings and court yards, culminating in a nice garden. This then leads to steps that take you up Lion Hill. An interesting part of a circuit around Ancient Lijiang Town, and a refreshing break from the... More 

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Singapore
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The highlight of Lijiang Old Town - Not to be missed! Guide gave an interesting insight into the Mu Governor's palace. It was apparently a location with good fengshui, with the jade dragon mountain on the left and tiger leaping gorge on the right. The most interesting being the explanation why there was no barrier wall being built around Lijiang.... More 

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Shanghai
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Note that it's another 50 Rmb fee to go higher up to Lion Hill. Plenty of places to sit, have a snack and enjoy the sunshine!

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Livingston, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We enjoyed our self-guided tour of the Mufu palace very much. The palace is expansive and great for taking beautiful pictures. As you walk to the higher grounds of the palace, the view of the town and surrounding mountains are also incredible.

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Hong Kong
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Once you step inside, you'll appreciate the good life of people once lived there. Many gorgeously built buildings, beautiful landscapes that help you forget what's going on outside your own little world. Many good spots for taking photos.

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