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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

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Address: No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
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It is the only recommended place to see in shenyang. It is small, not crowded and easy to navigate. It is not big as the forbids city in Beijing. However, it deserves a try and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but found the palace fascinating A much smaller version of the Forbidden city in Beijing a very interesting morning was spent in the Imperial Palace Shenyang.

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Thank JMozze
Suzhou, China
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Getting to know the history of this palace...Nice and full of antiques...worth the tour and see the colourful sites.

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Thank Saihoo F
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It contains a large part of the Chinese history. However i strongly advice the presence of a touristic guide , otherwise it might seem a non sense .

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Thank Rouba M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

those place is very small and for sure if you haven't been in real palace in Beijing then it might be worth to go

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Thank Slava C
Shenyang, China
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to Shenyang you must visit the forbidden city. Shenyang used to be the capital of China (one of fiver former capitals I believe) If you have one day in Shenyang go to the forbidden city and feel the history in the capital of the north. When you are finished head over to middle street one of two... More 

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Thank Alex_Wempe
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the only recommended place to see in shenyang. It is small, not crowded and easy to navigate. It is not big as the forbids city in Beijing. However, it deserves a try and visit.

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Thank Amany R
Toa Payoh
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If it is the only stop in china you are going to make, then yes it is special to visit for its architecture and history. Don't bother if you have been to the one in Beijing, or going to beijing after that. It is not very well kept, and some parts are really dusty and run down.

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Thank Melliz
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very historical, a small history of what life was like for these high ranking officials and the people who took care of them. I don't think I would like sleeping in their beds for too long, mattress a little on the thin side and a little hard I would think, but I am sure this was luxury back them. Some... More 

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Thank VinMin1953
Shanghai
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compared to some of the larger Palaces in Beijing this one is manageable in a few hours and some of the furnished rooms help bring it to life

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Thank SusanH99
Munich, Germany
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The Gu Gong is in my opinion better than the Palace in Bejing... But do not go there if you not in the city Shenyang. The rest if the city is nothing for sightseeing...

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