Mufu Palace
Mufu Palace
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cornwall15
Durham, NC178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Mufu palace lies on the side of the hill holding Lion Rock. The location is very scenic with much vegetation and stone work. The main entrance is from the ancient city southern center where you can get tickets and guides. We entered in the back while coming down from Lion Rock and skipped the guides and front entrance crowds. This place is really wonderful to visit - so many people agree that you will find large crowds during the normal tourist seasons. As much as I liked it though I would recommend that you see it with a guide as we missed much history without one.
Written January 5, 2020
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BowieKnitter
Kent, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Spent a morning here and it was so worth it. It was much more intimate and assessable than our visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing. That might also be down to the fact that we did this on our own rather than with a guide, so could take our own time looking around.
It’s worth climbing the stairs at the back of the gardens for views of the old town rooftops below.
Written January 27, 2020
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Lilijp03
Beijing, China248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
At first, I thought the 60 yuan entry fee was a bit stiff, but as a respite from surrounding crowded streets and souvenir shops, it was well worth the fee. The complex, which was rebuilt after the fire and earthquake of 1996, looks more like a string of colourful Chinese temples, than a residence. It extends some distance up the hill behind, which as other reviewers have noted, provides a great look out over Lijiang. If you keep going right to the end, you can access 'Lion Hill' if you like more walking, but at another 60 yuan and the extra climbing effort required, most tourists turn back at this point.
Plum blossoms and magnolia trees in February also add to the colour and picturesque scenes.
Written March 1, 2017
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GodBlessMali
Shanghai Region, China122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I probably don't enjoy history as much as the other commenters, but I felt that the Mufu palace was slightly disappointing. I thought the walks and the architecture outclassed whatever there were inside the buildings.

This is still a must-go to place, but I had different expectations I suppose?
Written June 29, 2020
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Jacqui M
675 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
This was the official residence of the Mu family of the Naxi tribe who were vassals of the Ming and Qing emperors. Unfortunately, the original palace was destroyed in the earthquake of 1996 and rebuilt in half the original size. It is reminiscent of the Forbidden City, but on a smaller scale. Nonetheless, the complex is impressive and some plum blossoms and magnolia trees add to the pleasant scenery. At the top of the complex, you get a fantastic view of Lijiang, with sharp contrasts between the ancient and new parts. Despite the low season (January) there were throngs of visitors and it was difficult to linger.
Written January 12, 2017
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Elise Kerk
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Mufu Palace is in the middle of Lijiang Old Town. You can turn to the road leading there from Qi Yi Jie. You will see a big stone gate where you should enter when when you come to the section in Qi Yi Jie that sells a lot of food in an outdoor kind of food court place. Walk all the way straight in another 6 minutes and you will see Mufu Palace on the right side. It is big so you won't miss it.

You need the RMB80 Old Town Protection fee slip (yellow in color). They have recently informed that the new Old Town protection fee slip is only valid for 7 days from purchase instead of the previous 1 month validity.

Also, you have to purchase an entrance ticket of RMB60 at the door too. There will be people touting to sell to you at RMB50, it is safe to purchase them as there are not validity dates for the tickets. Your inns should also be able to provide them to you for under RMB60 as well.

The Mufu Palace is beautiful, like a mini forbidden city. We especially loved taking photos of it in good weather with the clouds in the background. It has quite a few buildings inside and it will take about an hour to see the whole place if you take your time to read everything. Some of the descriptions are in English as well.

Many people go in and out throughout the whole day but you can avoid the tour group crowds if you come later part of the afternoons.
Overall, a must visit when in the Old Town.
Written June 23, 2015
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Ling_Sg
Singapore342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
One should visit this place if spending a few days in Lijiang to have a good understanding of Lijiang ancient town and Naxi people. Entrance fee is rmb40 and it includes a small keychain souvenir with your photo taken there. Printed photo costs rmb 20 which we took 1. Avoid taking the photo if you do not intend to buy. There's a guide to walk us through the place with narration in Mandarin. Strongly recommend you climb to the peak of the mansion to have a good view of Lijiang old town. The tour and walk will be about 1.5hour
Written December 17, 2019
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MTWT
Hong Kong, China1,811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
I was surprised how extravagant the Mufu Palace is comparing to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Thanks to its abundant supplies of gold, silver and copper since ancient times the minority warlords here always have abundant wealth which provides and supported such a magnificent palace in the old times throughout several centuries.
Written October 7, 2018
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Antoni P
Memphis, TN141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Mufu family has a huge history in Lijiang so it's nice to go check out the palace. It's a bit pricey at 60 rmb per person for not an amazing palace. It's a nice little stop in the middle of the old city and full of history so it's not a total waste of time.
Written June 29, 2017
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tacolasvegas
Monterey Park, CA198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
After having a big lunch in the old town, it's time to enjoy the peaceful moment of a wealthy life back in the old days. It is a huge place with a clear distinct building dedicated to their ancestors, conference room, balcony views of the old town ect.
I love the hilltop palace overlooking the little streams running thru the ponds - It is worth to visit, relax and wonder the luxuries of life.
Written March 14, 2017
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