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Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Beautiful Chinese Palace

A palace filled with exquisite arts and paintings, a beautiful garden and a fantastic view over LiJiang when you take the steps up the hill. It is like a smaller and more charming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A palace filled with exquisite arts and paintings, a beautiful garden and a fantastic view over LiJiang when you take the steps up the hill. It is like a smaller and more charming version of the Forbidden City Palace in Beijing.

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Cannes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It looks new and seems to be as we understand it was rebuilt after the 1996 earthquake. While you are walking through the Old Town maze, you can spend some time there and walk up a side of the hill where there is a nice garden overlooking part of Lijiang old town. From the garden side you can access the... More 

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Alhambra, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Mu palace is a destination. Centrally located in the heart of Lijiang old town, the palace is a showcase of the Mu family that ruled the area for several hundred years. The palace is well cared for and kept very clean. My only complaint is that they carved out the residential area of the Mu lord as a separate... More 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The mufu palace and the jade garden are a destination, regardless of their wonderful location in old town Lijiang. The 2nd central building is the library, which is unique in China and reflects the Naxi king's focus on learning, especially Mandarin Chinese, to establish a good relation with the Ming emperor. The jade garden in stunningly beautiful. Although a reconstruction,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Mufu Palace is in the middle of Lijiang Old Town. You can turn to the road leading there from Qi Yi Jie. You will see a big stone gate where you should enter when when you come to the section in Qi Yi Jie that sells a lot of food in an outdoor kind of food court place. Walk all... More 

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A reconstruction implies that it is a replica of the original. The original Mufu palace covered 16 acres. Almost all the buildings were destroyed during Qing Dynasty wars and regular dwellings replaced them on the hillsides. After the 1996 earthquake, it was decided to build a new wooden palace as part of urban revitalization. The buildings are intended to replicate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

In the middle of the Old Town in Lijiang, this Palace was entirely rebuilt after the earthquake. It rises on a hill and gives a sense of the architecture and decorations of the original. One building houses copies of the famous Lijiang Murals that are more easily viewed than in their original settings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The place was nicely rebuilt. Although the structure is new, its history is rich. The buildings are almost a copy of the Forbidden City. Its gardens are nice and at the time we were there, the wisteria vines and cherry blossoms were in bloom

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just sheer opulance! The estate was huge and I'd liken it to the Getty homestead in LA. Just no expense spared in building these inter-connected buildings on this estate! It's like a living museum! The family owners still maintain a house there that looks compoletely out of place in design as it emulate European architecture but apparently they return to... More 

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xi an
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

this mufu palace showed us the history of yunnan .the minority leaders rules the the region very well..you can see how their power changed .the weapons.the palace is quite big.but not that big .you will need almost 45 minute to finish the whole palace of course it is better to learn some history about yun nan before you go to... More 

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