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Address: No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Be sure to visit this palace!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2016
Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 scope, he was second only to the Imperial Palace. Total area - 60 thousand square... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Our flight left in the evening, so this was perfect for a quick one last trip around Beijing. Interesting house with beautiful gardens. There isn't much explanation except in Chinese. Audio guides weren't available except in Chinese. Only 40元. Good for when you don't have a whole day.

Thank muppetsrule
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a very large palace like buildings. One time it was occupied by a famous Ching Dynasty official and later occupied by the famous FuRen Catholic( women) University. It contained many important artifact and documentations for more than three hundred years. It also has a beautiful Chinese garden. You should spent four hours to go thru it.

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Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here on my last day of my visit in Beijing. Took around 3 hours to see all the areas. It is a good place to see how corrupted the old Chinese chancellor was. Stunning view around the lake. You can feel how luxurious the way he lived.

Thank Kwok Hei L
Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

It is clear that Gong Wang Fu is of keen historical interest to Chinese people. It is a beautiful place to visit and if you can read Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Russian, your visit will be much more interesting. There are interesting-looking history displays as well as displays depicting how the buildings are used now. There were also art displays,... More 

1 Thank Yokeko
Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

I went in the early morning around 9 am. There's no crowd as what I have expected and I could take photos freely. There's a saying "Prince Kung's mansion represents half of the history of Qing's dynasty". A must visit place for all history-lovers. Also, don't missed out the garden of this mansion which I think much better than the... More 

2 Thank shinyee_foong86
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The place was very crowded due to the popularity of Heshen. The original owner of this residence is regarded as the most corrupted official in Chinese history. Very beautiful garden and got to visit the ''Fu'' written by Kangxi. A enjoyable attraction except for the crowd.

3 Thank auntiedoris
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

If you have been in the Forbidden city, you will need to visit Gong Wang Fu for the different between Emperor and Officer.

1 Thank Chihieu
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went here for a casual day visit and was confronted by the most crowded tourist attraction from my whole time in China, which is saying a lot. The garden was gorgeous, but be prepared to deal with literal hordes of Chinese tourists.

1 Thank Alexander Y
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited on Sunday so was extremely crowded. China redefines what crowded means and it was the case here. The mansion buildings are interesting but similar to temple design. If you have been to forbidden city and many temples around Beijing, there will be not much new. My favorite part was visiting the garden which had a lake, pavilions, covered... More 

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