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Capital Site of Yuan-Dynasty

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East of Dundahaote Town, Zhenglan Qi 027200, China
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We visited this site on a day trip from Zhenlanqi. The Mongols did not construct many palaces during their reign, and we had visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, which was an important administration site for the Yuan Dynasty, before the palace was destroyed and...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Fulfilling a lifelong fantasy to see fabled Xanadu (Shangdu) and reciting Coleridge while walking the site. The area is all in ruins but there is a haunting mystique about the place with the winds blowing across the plains and knowing the known world in the...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Forbidden City was modeled on the Xanadu of Yuan Dynasty, so the sheer size and arrangement of the site are quite impressive. Though only ruins have been left of the great past, it is not difficult to imagine based upon the introduction or more...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Took a 6 hour car journey from Beijing to this site via a tour company that runs a hostel in the nearby town and a ger camp at the fringes of this grassland and the hobo desert. The site is the former palace of the...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2015

Average, best month to visit July or early August, good for children and for those interested in Mongolian history

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Reviewed October 5, 2011

The sheer desolation of Xanadu is exactly its attraction. This is one of the attractions in China/ Inner Mongolia that is least visited by foreign tourists. Xanadu, otherwise known as Yuanshangdu, today is less an eternal world than a set of dilapidated stone walls and...More

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