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Address: NO. 17 Qianhaixi Street, Beijing 100009, China
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Phone Number: 010-83288149
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Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to...

Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.

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Great historical building

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Anacortes, Washington
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Penang, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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3 Thank auntiedoris
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Chihieu
Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Chelsea, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is off the main streets I thought I was lost at least once but, as you get closer to the site the cars are parked in crazy (by Western standards) ways and the road starts to turn you are near keep going. There is a fee once inside there are ponds, temples, pagodas, and gardens this a very... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The scams could happen from the tri-motorcycle drivers. You think it interesting to take this kind of transportation, however, they think you a rich guy which they can get some more easy money: they bring you to a "guided tour" company, you pay RMB 70 for the RMB 40 plus their "guide service"

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