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“A must-see in Shenyang”

Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang
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Shenyang City Historical Highlight Private Day Tour
Ranked #3 of 257 things to do in Shenyang
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“A must-see in Shenyang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Built in 1914, Marshal Chang Mansion is the former residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang. The mansion is a well preserved combination of traditional Chinese and Western architectural styles, especially the remarkable Chinese and European furnishings inside the rooms.

The joint ticket takes you to both the mansion and the museum. Next to the mansion, Shenyang Financial Museum is the former Frontier Bank where you can learn the history of banking and stock trading. The first room showcases the simulation of the trading floor during 1930s. The next eight rooms tell the history of money.

Do spend the whole day in the mansion and the financial museum if you are planning to visit every rooms inside.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“you have not been to Shenyang unless you stand under this statue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

another fantasticly well preserved artifact of chinese modern history!
these wonderfully preserved buildings of several archetectural styles, paint a poignant and telling story of the death throes of feudal china, the bridging of the gap between Quing, manchuco,nationalist and modern comunist china.
the buildings contain remarkable treasures in furnishings, amazing diaramas and comprehensive information points in both english and comon language chinese (mandarin)
tour guides are available, however, english is not spoken.

Visited September 2013
Thank Robert M
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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“A lot to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

After reading reviews we decided to visit on our latest trip to Shenyang. It's well worth a visit, but don't be fooled by other reviews that give the impression the Frontier Bank is a separate museum it's not one ticket for all. Having said all that the mansion museum is one of the best museums dedicated to two members of a family you could find anywhere. Shang Xueliang is a hero in both China and Taiwan due to his dream of uniting China (Communists & Kuomintang) against the Japanese. The buildings are in several styles which adds to the uniqueness of the museum. There I found there was sufficient English on signs for me to understand everything (although I did have native Chinese speaker with me to help). After looking round the main compound you pass outside to visit his mistresses residence and finally round the corner to the Frontier Museum. The first room is a recreation of the bank in the 1930's complete with dummies in costume. The next eight rooms take you through the history of money.
My only criticism of the museum is that unless you give yourself most of the day you feel rushed through the bank. It might be better for the authorities to give an option of paying for the bank separately.

Visited July 2013
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Shanghai, Chine
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“Outside is OK. Inside is boring”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Thsi place is nice outside but to visit inside was so boring.... Too many people in small dirty rooms. It's full of historical explanation only in chinese.
Just the outside architecture looks interesting, as well as the small gardens..

Visited June 2012
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Chengdu, China
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“A great insight into the history of 20th century China”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

After the magnificence of the Imperial Palace this more modest cultural museum tells the story of a remarkable hero of China. This man's dream was to prevent the fragmentation of China during the turbulent years that followed the overthrow of the Qing Emperors. Ultimately he failed and ended up under house arrest in Taiwan for many years before ending his days in exile in Hawaii. This museum deals with the time when he was in charge of NE China in the 1920's , the style of the buildings and furnishings have changed to become more western but retaining a distinct Chineseness to them. A good place to visit, well preserved and interesting.

Visited February 2013
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