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Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Take your time walking through the palace (at lesst 1 - 2 hours). Soak in its grandeur, elegance and peace. Can get busy at places but it's big and easy enough to avoid the crowds.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nelson, New Zealand

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time walking through the palace (at lesst 1 - 2 hours). Soak in its grandeur, elegance and peace. Can get busy at places but it's big and easy enough to avoid the crowds.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This for us was the main highlight of Lijiang. A beautiful palace complex, with stunning views at the temple. We perceived it as a more digestable and colourful version of the Forbidden City - and without the crowds. Only downside is that it provides limited information on the history of the Mu family and its role in society. If you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

It's really Vast palace. Building and garden are China traditional design. It's interesting contrast between small shop street atmosphere in old town and this vast palace view.

Thank Hiroaosta
Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Located in the center of the old town this is probably the quietest place in the city due to the extra entrance fee needed to enter. Make sure to show the "Lijiang Ancient Town Maintenance Fee" ticket you or you will be charged for it again. The Palace contains a few temples and several buildings displaying the furniture, clothing and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Do note that additional entrance fees of RMB 60 has to be paid for entrance to this old dynasty. The Mu kingdom ( I termed it kingdom as it is indeed the local kingdom) decorated the "palace" like the great palace. However the MU king tried every details to distinguish that he is lower than the King of the Hans.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The 60rmb entrance fee is expensive considering that one has to pay 80rmb to enter the city already. But it had the advantage of reducing the number of visitors and one had more or less the grounds to oneself. Great view of the old city when you climb up to the pavilion and that would save you having to cover... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Daeng D
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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