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Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong)

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Address: No.3 Guangfu Road, Kuancheng District, Changchun 130051, China
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Really enjoyed exploring the emperor's buildings and grounds, as well as the Manchukou period history museum beside it (although these are two separate venues). Specifically the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
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Beijing, China
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of Changchun, a piece of history that is not often highlighted and the place where parts of the movie "the last emperor" were shot. Watch the movie and go visit the museum.

Thank Patrick H
Orange, CA
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Learned some history about the last emperor's life after the Japanese invaded China. The place is not that big. So, we suggest to visit if you have a couple hours to spare. Not worth a special trip to visit.

Thank skimilesOrange_CA
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Really enjoyed exploring the emperor's buildings and grounds, as well as the Manchukou period history museum beside it (although these are two separate venues). Specifically the emperor's palace has many many rooms to see

Thank Steiner441
Masterton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

A must see to understand China Japanese history. Very interesting as this is the base for the movie The Last Emperor. On my first visit one of the saddest places I have been to in my life when you hear the story

Thank Jonathan H
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252 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

(The attraction houses a museum - I have commented on it in a separate entry) The area aroung the Imperial Palace, including a surprisingly beatiful garden, has been well preserved and is kept clean and beautiful today. I went to the museum first, and then I was able to walk aroung the place. It was worth it.

Thank R_TheReader
Nanchang, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I spent a pleasant sunny afternoon touring the site. It obviously has a certain propaganda element to it, but there is a deep poignancy as well to the views of his life and that of his wife and concubines. I had seen The Last Emperor, but to see the displays added more to the sense of desperation he had in... More 

Thank dcn_nz
Iowa City, Iowa
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The palace is a must see. Great to fill in this part of Chinese history. There is a portable audio in English to make up for the fact that all signs were in Chinese. In a few places, the audio stopped.

Thank AKW52245
Guangzhou, China
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This is place is well preserved in the middle of Changchun City. The entrance fee is 80RMB per person an additional audio guide available for 20RMB. The guide is working automatically and starts talking as soon you arrive close to a saved position. Especially in the palace buildings sometimes it has its problems to locate you and if you move... More 

Thank Buxster
Changchun, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice and it is never enough. Everyone who happens to be in Changchun, need to visit this place. So many things to be seen.

Thank Mark C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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464 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Feb 4 In stark contrast to the Forbidden City, the puppet emperor's palace in Changchun is a tiny, dark wood and granite, simple compound composed of several sturdy but unadorned buildings and homes built by the Japanese captors. Because of the heavy snow on the landscape, I cannot comment on the green areas. The rooms were filled with authentic furniture... More 

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