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“Prince Gong's Mantion” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gong Wang Fu

Gong Wang Fu
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$54.99*
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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw
Ranked #60 of 1,604 things to do in Beijing
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Owner description: Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.
Beijing, China
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“Prince Gong's Mantion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

this is a demestic tourists must-see sightseeing.It was the residence of He Shen. He was the Prime Ministery and the Minister of Defence in the years of Qanlong, the most prosperous stage of Qing Dynasty.Many Chinese TV serials refers to the story about the owner of this place.now,more and more foreign visitor come here to enjoy the grand view and the design style of Chinese gardern.

Visited November 2012
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“go if you have ekstra time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

-this Qing's Prince residence situated a Hutong area near "Hou-hai".
-entrance fees 40RMB, most display explanation in mandarin, and the tour guide service always"out of service".
-it is shorther trip compare with Forbidden city and Summer Palace (as what i feel it is like mini-size of combination of this two).
-take any bus to "bell tower" or MRT line 2 drop at 'An ding men" than take a walk.

-if you are in thight of time, skip this place.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

This place truly allow one to understand the residential positioning and size of the royal family. A huge pond with a pavilion at the end of the attraction. This site should be at least top 10. Although smaller than places like forbidden city, it's more intimate

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Get there in the early morning to enjoy the peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Prince Gong's Mansion opens from 7.30am between March and November, it's getting very popular with the Chinese tourists groups from other provinces of China, so I would advise you to get there as early as possible. Individual entrance ticket costs you 40RMB, you can buy them by turning left after you enter the front gate. Getting there in the early morning means that you can enjoy the bulidings and the garden all by yourself without the noisy tourist groups disturbing you. The place starts to get quite busy after 9am, so if you want to enjoy the peace of the great mansion and learn the intersting history of the building, be there early.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Informative and Interesting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Gong Wang Fu offers more than I had expected, there are various exhibitions inside about the life of princes who do not live in the Forbidden City during the Qing dynasty and other very interesting and informative exhibitions. Remember to visit the gardens at the back and the side halls.

Visited July 2012
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