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This's a resident complex for a couple of very famous historical figures in Qing Dynasty, we came in expected to see and feel how the rich and powerful live and indulge themselves in those bygone era. You will get none of that. The Complex itself...More
If you are interested in the history of Qin generations in China, you should come. If you are a big fan of China traditional building, you definitely will love here. It’s a quite big place for someone’s maison even nowadays. If possible, having an guide...More
First visit to Gong Wang Fu (Prince Gong's mansion) yesterday. Much smaller and easier to walk around than the Forbidden City. 'Only' 240 yrs old but still a very interesting overview of Qing dynasty architecture. We went late on an Friday afternoon when it was...More
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.
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
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
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
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
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