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Palazzo della Famiglia Mu (Mufu Palace)

Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Ranked #5 of 70 attractions in Lijiang
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Livingston, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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New York City, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

delightful. this is a palace of the Mu familiy that reigned on the city for 400 years. delightful buildings in courtyard with pretty view on the hill, it is a heaven of piece.

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Pending, Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is probably one of the last "tourist attractions" left in the Old Town (the other is the old market). We couldn't find any good English speaking guides so I suppose China is still catering for its Domestic tourism and sees little value for the foreigners. What a shame. The buildings in this Mufu Place are relatively well maintained. The... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Do not miss this well looked after and beautiful mansion when visiting Lijang. And do cross the bridge to the Jade Garden for a pleasant finish to your visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is a newly built replica of an old palace like building that tries to make you pay at every corner. You need to be away that it is only built to reinforce the 'disney world' experience to encourage tourist to spend money. I was disappointed that the building quality was low. The view from the top was good and... More

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Hong Kong
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is definitely worth a visit. There were not hoards of tourists there, as you had to pay an entrance fee, but it made for better photos! The pavilions are on a slope and when you get to the top, there is a stunning vista over the old city. There are lots of different areas of the complex and you... More

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Salisbury
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

More a series of connected pavilions than a 'palace', the Mu Mansion is the primary reason for visiting Lijiang Old Town. Beautifully restored and maintained, the pavilions are set on a slope with with lovely gardens at the top end, which feature great views over the famous dark tiled roofs of Lijiang Old Town. Easily worth a could of hours.

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surrey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We nearly didn't visit this palace as we were annoyed that we had to pay an extra 60RMB each in addition to the Old Town Fee that we had previously paid. Anyway we decided to go in and were really pleased that we did. The buildings are lovely and well maintained, the colour scheme great. Some of the rooms showed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lots of colors, small gardens, and the architecture gives an idea about the history of this family' life. Have been renovated, it explains the quality of colors and wood.

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