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Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Nice but nothing out of the ordinary

After buying ticket you must also show the old city entrance ticket so beware of that. If you don't have one they won't let you in. They have student discount (half price: 30) but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Shiri O

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

After buying ticket you must also show the old city entrance ticket so beware of that. If you don't have one they won't let you in. They have student discount (half price: 30) but you must insist because they might not tell you at first. To go up the hill you must pay 50 yuan more which is annoying and... More 

Thank Shiri O
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Like a mini Forbidden City, this is a beautiful attraction in old Lijiang. Recently restored because they made a movie there about the 17th Mu Emperor, the colours are brilliant. There are 7 halls of various sizes going up the hill, with a great view of the old city from the top. Allow at least an hour to see this... More 

Thank fspon
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Tholon
Cannes, France
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Beachphreak
Davidsonville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Barbara W
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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