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Address: No.17 Qianhaixi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to...

Tea parties and musical performances are held at this grand palace, home to royalty during the Ming dynasty.

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Prince Gong Mansion

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... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Orange County, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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. Very impressive!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,500 reviews
1,723 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 833 helpful votes
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 house. The gardens include artificial hills and rockery, pavilions and ponds. There is an entrance... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 be considered in the trip planning for the day.

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1 Thank zen_lwz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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415 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
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 scope, he was second only to the Imperial Palace. Total area - 60 thousand square... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 a whole day.

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Thank muppetsrule
Shanghai, China
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200 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 a beautiful Chinese garden. You should spent four hours to go thru it.

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Thank JohnT641
Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 way he lived.

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Anacortes, Washington
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126 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 well as displays depicting how the buildings are used now. There were also art displays,... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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, don't missed out the garden of this mansion which I think much better than the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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161 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The place was very crowded due to the popularity of Heshen. The original owner of this residence is regarded as the most corrupted official in Chinese history. Very beautiful garden and got to visit the ''Fu'' written by Kangxi. A enjoyable attraction except for the crowd.

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