Gong Wang Fu

Gong Wang Fu, Beijing: Hours, Address, Gong Wang Fu Reviews: 4.5/5

Gong Wang Fu
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Gong Wang Fu and similar attractions


4.5
427 reviews
Excellent
206
Very good
173
Average
36
Poor
6
Terrible
6

Miss Hana
New York City, NY71 contributions
Mansion is impressive but also commercial
Apr 2019 • Couples
We went on a long weekend so there are a lot of people, which was a little bit annoying as you could not focus on enjoying the architecture and art with people everywhere pushing and shouting around.
The mansion itself is very impressive with a rich history behind. It was occupied by a famously corrupt official and then a prince in the Qing dynasty. All the buildings are in red, blue and green, which coupled with the blossoming tree makes up a beautiful scene. The garden particularly is a gem that is worth taking a walk around.
Written April 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Beautiful garden
Mar 2019 • Friends
A beautiful estate with a great garden, full of Qing Dynasty history. Each of the rooms/pavilions has mini exhibitions and exhibits of the living quarters from the era. Busier in the afternoon than the morning because most tour groups tend to visit other attractions in the morning (e.g. Forbidden City or the Temple of Heaven).

Giving this place 4 stars only because I did not get a chance to experience the tour guide or the bathrooms because the original visit plan had to be changed.
Written March 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,396 contributions
A mini Forbidden City
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 east. I saw on the Beijing tourism website that it is temporarily closed in January 2019 so double-check before you head there.
Written January 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rsenteno
Phoenix, AZ317 contributions
Terrible
Aug 2018 • Solo
Just a superficial grotesque commerical sight. It's a pure money grab dead spot for tourists. A total skip. Don't waste your time.
Written August 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wh59440
Morristown, NJ2 contributions
grotesquely naked comercialism, very disppointed
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 is well maintained, however almost all buildings were locked, very few opened doors were show contemporary artwork or overprized commercial souvenir in modern setting. There're 1000's interesting things to see in BJ, this's not one of them

Oh, there's huge LED screen near front door, broadcasting in Chinese, bragging about how this corporation's brand marketing and commercial exploitation with outstanding results. Yeah, you heard and see this 'FU' (fortunate) word at every corner, one of the overhyped superstition word for common folks.
Written June 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NicoleYHH
Taiwan20 contributions
Traditional Chinese architecture
May 2018 • Family
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 with you while visiting the place will make you understand the meaning of all architecture. It takes around 2.5-3hours visiting here.
Written May 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lister S
Perth, Australia87 contributions
Great architecture in old Beijing
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 surprisingly quiet, and therefore a pleasant escape from the normal crowds. Many of the buildings had exhibitions unrelated to the original buildings (customs seizures, puer tea), but nevertheless interesting. Only limited information in English. The gardens and Fu cave were fun.
Written October 7, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jesslyn C
Hong Kong, China1,135 contributions
Old Mansion
Jun 2017 • Couples
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.
Written June 4, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa J
Orange County, CA8 contributions
Prince Gong Mansion
Mar 2017 • Family
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. Very impressive!
Written April 20, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Most ornate and extravagant residence
Mar 2017 • Family
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 house. The gardens include artificial hills and rockery, pavilions and ponds. There is an entrance charge of RMB40. Worth a visit if visiting the lake area and the surrounding hutongs.
Written April 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 50
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Gong Wang Fu

Gong Wang Fu is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Gong Wang Fu tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 3 Gong Wang Fu tours on Tripadvisor