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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
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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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A small "Forbidden City" with luckily for us only a few visitors. Very well maintained, beautiful bonsais and plants, postcard view on the roofs of Lijiang.

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Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Located in the ancient city, this is one of the best presented palace / temples we have visited in China. The buildings are well maintained, there are lots of plants, trees and shrubs and the whole place was calm and peaceful. For 60 rmb, the ticket allows access to the palace, library, living quarters and a host of other buildings.... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Excellent restoration and lovely surrounds. A well informed guide or a good guide book is a must as there is so much history here. One more highlight for us in Lijiang.

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Munich, Germany
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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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Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Lijiang
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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