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Address: No. 1 wangcheng, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China
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Lovely Park, Interesting Cave, Limited English

Called "The Princes City" in English, this is a walled complex of old museums and buildings, somewhat remeniscent of the Forbidden City. It is set up for large guided groups, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Called "The Princes City" in English, this is a walled complex of old museums and buildings, somewhat remeniscent of the Forbidden City. It is set up for large guided groups, but they (and the free audio guides available for phones via a QR code) were entirely in Mandarin, so we wandered around on our own. This meant that occasionally we... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

In the past time, this place was the Guangxi Normal University, and now it's a place for learning about the history and admiring the magnificent sight. I think the guide there didn't attract my attention when she was explaining the scenic spots. And the most impressive thing is the last activity, having an ancient exam. And I was the No.1... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Admission to this area was expensive, even for Guilin. If you can understand mandarin Chinese, you can take the guided tour, to learn more about the history and significance of the area and visit some interesting caves; otherwise, do note that not much of the old city has been restored and that the area has been set up as a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This palace, now part of Guilin university was probably very damaged during the Cultural Revolution and there is now an attempt to renovate it. The entrance ticket is expensive and the tour is guided. The necessity to be led by a guide makes the visit cumbersome. There is not much to see, but the site is still somewhat interesting for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I'm talking about the Jingjiang prince palace, which was marketed as the best preserved Ming dynasty prince palace. This might be true, because I suspect all the other Ming dynasty prince palaces were probably either completely destroyed, or are almost completely destroyed. If you want to pay 130 rmb to see some authentic Ming tile and steps then this is... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Talking about Guilin as having nothing in particular to visit except for some scenic spots? A visit to this palace would prove it wrong! The restored buildings, the Solitary Beauty Peak, the carved famous sayings and calligraphy, not to say its rich history, all make it a memorable visit!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

The site of this ancient Ming Palace is a mixed bag. There is very little that remains from the original Palace save for the grounds and a huge boulder in its background. In addition some of the restored buildings are used by the University. Admission is expensive. Yet there are exhibits recalling the past including a portion detailing the long... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We visited during off peak so hardly any tourist but I can imagine that it would be very crowded during peak season. We had an english speaking guide who had learnt his exceptional english from American movies. The Palace is a historical landmark with the Guangxi Normal University main campus sharing the very well maintained grounds. The history lesson was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

The entry cost was expensive at 130rmb! When we went there were no English speaking guides available and therefore the historical significance of what we were seeing was lost... The gardens and buildings within the walled area were nice set out.. My daughter found the demo of the old university imperial entry examination interesting and good fun. In fact it... More 

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Guilin, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Jing Jiang Princes' City (靖江王城, Jìngjiāng Wángchéng). The palace is now part historic landmark, part college: Guangxi Normal University's main campus lies within the old walls. The walls are mighty and magnificent; you can see those for free. But, it's a bit pricy to get into the walled inner area. Inside, you can see some nice rebuilt buildings, but, the... More 

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