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“Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) - the largest palace in northern China”

Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)
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Shenyang City Historical Highlight Private Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 257 things to do in Shenyang
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“Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) – the largest palace in northern China”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

The palace was first constructed in 1625-26 and many expansions were added later. It was the palace of the two first emperors of the Qing Dynasty. It is smaller in size than the Beijing Forbidden City, but yet a remarkable architectural of over 100 buildings. The palace has rich reflections on ancient architectural and art, history of the Qing Dynasty and traditional Manchurian cultures.
Photographers who like rich architectures will not want to miss this place. The palace site is near to city center thus has easy access.

Visited May 2014
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“Not incredible but valuable Chinese history”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

The architecture is great to see. There were few signs in English so I could not read too much. If you have a Chinese student card they give you a good discount. Plan to spend about 3 hours at least. The streets surrounding also have great souvenirs. Don't buy post cards inside the palace, there are cheaper post cards in the small surrounding streets.

Visited March 2014
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“More impressive than The Forbidden City”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Whilst not on the scale of The Forbidden City, The Shenyang Imperial Palace is more impressive, with more complete displays and detailed architecture set in some very pleasant surroundings.

Additionally, a good level of explanation surrounding the Mancu culture and Qing Dynasty is provided with only a small faction of the tourists that visit The Forbidden City. A must do if you are visiting Shenyang and have 2-3 hours to spare.

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“Certainly not the Forbidden City, but worth the visit.”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is an outdoor attraction that I visited early spring. It was very easy to see as there aren't as many tourists as the Beijing palaces. It isn't as large albeit by no means small. Great architecture, nice courtyard, easy walk. What else do you want? I heard that summers are hot and winters bitter cold; spring was marvelous!

Visited April 2014
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“Gu Gong - Wonderful”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Visited Gu Gong during the May day holiday so it was very busy. My girlfriend was able to explain some of the history as we walked around this amazing palace. I was enthralled by the buildings, being able to view the life as it would have been within the palace grounds. A must do when you visit Shenyang

Visited May 2014
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