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Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Nice Chinese residence - mini forbidden city

The Mu family residence is a large compound located in the old town of Lijinag. If you have seen other large family compounds throughout China than this will be similar. You could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rautakallio
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Calgary

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mu family residence is a large compound located in the old town of Lijinag. If you have seen other large family compounds throughout China than this will be similar. You could say that it is a mini version of the forbidden city. As it is built on the side of a hill the back garden portion has very nice... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The entrance fee is CNY50, which I at first thought pretty expensive, but at the end I thought It's really worth my money and time. Don't miss MUFU especially when you are in Lijiang. I got a lot of nice pictures from this place and you will too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Spent the entire morning at this place! Worth it. Seniors over 60 pay half price. Lovely place for photo taking! We went right to the top-Lion Hill. Really fantastic view of the city! They charged another entrance fee for going up! But still worth it.

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Singapore
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I decided to visit because I've never been to the Forbidden City in Beijing and was told this is like a mini version. The good thing is, upon entering (where you purchase a 60yuan ticket and on top of it show your old town ticket.. duhhh), they have local guides that walk you through briefly, giving you the flexibility to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Nice place but I'm not sure it was worth the entrance fee. If you already visited another couple of palaces around China, I would recommend skipping this one.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Despite heavy tourist numbers outside we spent a morning exploring the grounds with very few others. Interesting buildings, rebuilt yes but provide an insight into the old Naxi Kingdom. Tip: arrive early and explore every corner.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

i dont know if it's because i'm chinese and it's just a standard chinese mansion or something. but i thought it was a waste of time. especially when trips to lugu lake or the jade dragon snow mountain could easily cost you a day already.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

After buying ticket you must also show the old city entrance ticket so beware of that. If you don't have one they won't let you in. They have student discount (half price: 30) but you must insist because they might not tell you at first. To go up the hill you must pay 50 yuan more which is annoying and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Like a mini Forbidden City, this is a beautiful attraction in old Lijiang. Recently restored because they made a movie there about the 17th Mu Emperor, the colours are brilliant. There are 7 halls of various sizes going up the hill, with a great view of the old city from the top. Allow at least an hour to see this... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A palace filled with exquisite arts and paintings, a beautiful garden and a fantastic view over LiJiang when you take the steps up the hill. It is like a smaller and more charming version of the Forbidden City Palace in Beijing.

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