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Gong Wang Fu

No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8328 8149
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Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.
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No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8328 8149
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Not a must see attraction if you have limited time in Beijing .The only nice spot is the pond in the middle of the courtyard.The garden with some rock works is more impressive than the architecture of the mansion.

Thank Jesslyn C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It had been a long day and we were a little on the fence about seeing something that sounded like a glorified Graceland judging by its name. Well we were happily surprised and would strongly encourage others to put this on their list of must-sees....More

Thank LisaCJB
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is Prince Gong's mansion which is now a museum. It is located at the North of Shichaihai Lake and is the most ornate and extravagant residence in all of Beijing. The buildings include several courtyards, two storey buildings and even a grand Peking opera...More

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome and well preserved structures with detailed information provided on the history and background. Huge area that requires at least 4 hours if you are intending to visit most areas in this mansion. Location is near to the various Hutongs and Northern Sea which could...More

1  Thank zen_lwz
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Gong Wang Fu (Prince Gong's Palace) is a palace and park ensemble in the Beijing Xicheng District. The palace was built in 1776 for the famous favorite of Emperor Qianlong (Qing Dynasty) - He Shen. It was the largest princely palace at the time, in...More

Thank Vladimir M
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Our flight left in the evening, so this was perfect for a quick one last trip around Beijing. Interesting house with beautiful gardens. There isn't much explanation except in Chinese. Audio guides weren't available except in Chinese. Only 40元. Good for when you don't have...More

Thank muppetsrule
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a very large palace like buildings. One time it was occupied by a famous Ching Dynasty official and later occupied by the famous FuRen Catholic( women) University. It contained many important artifact and documentations for more than three hundred years. It also has...More

1  Thank JohnT641
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Went here on my last day of my visit in Beijing. Took around 3 hours to see all the areas. It is a good place to see how corrupted the old Chinese chancellor was. Stunning view around the lake. You can feel how luxurious the...More

Thank Kwok Hei L
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

It is clear that Gong Wang Fu is of keen historical interest to Chinese people. It is a beautiful place to visit and if you can read Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Russian, your visit will be much more interesting. There are interesting-looking history displays as...More

2  Thank Yokeko
Reviewed 10 November 2015

I went in the early morning around 9 am. There's no crowd as what I have expected and I could take photos freely. There's a saying "Prince Kung's mansion represents half of the history of Qing's dynasty". A must visit place for all history-lovers. Also,...More

2  Thank shinyee_foong86
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Response from zen_lwz | Reviewed this property |
Based on what I know, there isn't. However, free entry (e.g. 6 and below) and discounted rate (e.g. 60 and above) for certain age groups. Could check at the ticketing booth.

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