Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)
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Ludwig18555
Dingolfing, Germany7 contributions
Nice Place
Aug 2019
It´s much smaler than in Beijing but you can spend a whole day inside without get bored.Best place for pictures and get a spirit of the past.i like it more than Beijing,it´s more quiet and not so crowded.After visit the palae you can go to Middle Street.It´s a famouse Shopping Street just a short walk from the Palace.you can find some coffee shops there and enjoy the day.
Written April 12, 2020
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Margareth.J
Scottsdale, AZ63 contributions
Great historic place
Jan 2020
A lot china culture and history. Very photogenic spot located in the middle of Shenyang. One you figure out how to use public transport you can travel for pennies the whole day long. I took bus from the airport to the palace. Buses are clean and empty. When you buy bus tickets on the airport you will be ask to show passport.
Written March 6, 2020
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Ken L
San Francisco, CA68 contributions
The most famous stop of oir tour
Nov 2019
There were a lot to see in this palace of the last empire of China. While it was much smaller than the one in Beijing, it still displayed the once powerful empire development. It would be a very busy tourist city in the summer.
Written March 4, 2020
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iristaletta
Beijing, China1,455 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2019 • Friends
Taking the didi to the palace the driver asked if we were from Beijing why would we come to see this small forbidden city since Beijing have the big one. Although not that big I must say that I don’t regret visiting. Super beautiful and we were lucky with the blue sky on the cold November day that we visited. Totally recommend this palace.
Written November 29, 2019
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Sin C
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
Must go when at Shenyang
Nov 2019
Excellent place to visit. so much history of the place where Qing Dynasty started. thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written November 11, 2019
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Josephine Seah
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam444 contributions
Beautiful Palace
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is my second time we visited the palace. This time it has more exhibition. We really enjoyed it walking around.
Written September 27, 2019
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Funambulator
The Rocks, Australia1,766 contributions
Scaled down version of the Beijing archetype
Sep 2019 • Friends
If you visit Shenyang’s Gu Gong only after seeing the Forbidden City in Beijing, you might not be that impressed with the northern provincial city’s Imperial Palace. It was built in the 17th century by the founding Qing Dynasty emperors to resemble the much larger Beijing royal palace (Gu Gong is only one-twelfth the size of the Forbidden Palace). Nonetheless the architects have packed a lot into a relatively small space - the Emperor ‘s Palace has over 300 rooms and around 20 courtyards. The most interesting thing about the buildings is that the architecture consists of an amalgam of styles including Han, Mongolian, Manchu and Tibetan. For a charge of 60-100 yuans you can get dressed up regally as a Qing emperor or empress and be photographed astride a mock imperial throne. One of the things I enjoy in China is the authorities’ attempt to render signs in public places into English. At the Shenyang palace the translation that especially caught my eye was “Splash tears when stepping on. After stepping grass heart-wrenching” - meant to convey the message “please keep off the grass”. Pure ‘Chinglish’ at its most mangled and yet quite poetic in its own idiosyncratic way.
Written September 14, 2019
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George-Frustrated
5 contributions
Nice overview - Can get the headset with English language
Jun 2019
To get an overview of the city which was once much more prominent than it is today before a move to focus on Beijing.
Written September 3, 2019
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Chelsea
London, UK286 contributions
Good pictures
Jul 2019
The palace is relatively small but we spent about 2 hours just walking around and taking pictures.
Very `Chinese` styled buildings so it was beautiful to see and take some pictures of.
Written August 25, 2019
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do_be_kind
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions
Relatively small
Aug 2019 • Friends
Not a huge palace and can be easily covered within an hour. Short cab drive away from downtown (less than rmb20 from shenyang rail station).
Long queue to get tickets but once you enter, the crowd didnt seem that bad. Just avoid tour groups where possible as rooms inside are small hence when theres a tour group, you can barely enter that room to view.
Nearby and walkable is marshal Zhang mansion.
Written August 11, 2019
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