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Gong Wang Fu

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Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.
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No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

This mansion has the same layout as the Forbidden City but being smaller, it is easier to grasp and also less visited, not as crowded, which was great. The area around it is also quite interesting, real hutongs, less commercialized than the ones that are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Just a superficial grotesque commerical sight. It's a pure money grab dead spot for tourists. A total skip. Don't waste your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rsenteno
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This's a resident complex for a couple of very famous historical figures in Qing Dynasty, we came in expected to see and feel how the rich and powerful live and indulge themselves in those bygone era. You will get none of that. The Complex itself...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in the history of Qin generations in China, you should come. If you are a big fan of China traditional building, you definitely will love here. It’s a quite big place for someone’s maison even nowadays. If possible, having an guide...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank NicoleYHH
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

First visit to Gong Wang Fu (Prince Gong's mansion) yesterday. Much smaller and easier to walk around than the Forbidden City. 'Only' 240 yrs old but still a very interesting overview of Qing dynasty architecture. We went late on an Friday afternoon when it was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Not a must see attraction if you have limited time in Beijing .The only nice spot is the pond in the middle of the courtyard.The garden with some rock works is more impressive than the architecture of the mansion.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

It had been a long day and we were a little on the fence about seeing something that sounded like a glorified Graceland judging by its name. Well we were happily surprised and would strongly encourage others to put this on their list of must-sees....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is Prince Gong's mansion which is now a museum. It is located at the North of Shichaihai Lake and is the most ornate and extravagant residence in all of Beijing. The buildings include several courtyards, two storey buildings and even a grand Peking opera...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Awesome and well preserved structures with detailed information provided on the history and background. Huge area that requires at least 4 hours if you are intending to visit most areas in this mansion. Location is near to the various Hutongs and Northern Sea which could...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank zen_lwz
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Gong Wang Fu (Prince Gong's Palace) is a palace and park ensemble in the Beijing Xicheng District. The palace was built in 1776 for the famous favorite of Emperor Qianlong (Qing Dynasty) - He Shen. It was the largest princely palace at the time, in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Response from zen_lwz | Reviewed this property |
Based on what I know, there isn't. However, free entry (e.g. 6 and below) and discounted rate (e.g. 60 and above) for certain age groups. Could check at the ticketing booth.