Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong), Changchun

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At Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong) learn more about the life of China's last emperor. During the occupation of Manchuria, the Japanese built the palace as a miniature version of the Forbidden City for Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing dynasty and the puppet leader of the occupied state. The complex--built in a mixture of Chinese, Japanese, and European architectural styles--includes an inner court with the royal residence, an outer court with administrative offices, landscaped gardens with a fish pond, tennis court, a golf course, a swimming pool, and a horse track. Look for a throne room featuring a life-size doll of the young Puyi. Film director Bernardo Bertolucci used the palace as the setting of his acclaimed movie "The Last Emperor," which depicts Puyi's life. To visit Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong) on your holiday in Changchun, and find out what else Changchun has to offer, use our Changchun journey planning site .
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  • The puppet palace is well kept and has several buildings filled with artifacts to see. Also, of course, lots of shopping. It can get quite busy in the summer so I suggest early spring or fall.  more »
  • The sight itself is not particularly interesting, but I strongly recommend the audio Guide as it gives you great information about the history about China and their relationship to Japan. The most int...  more »
  • In principle you can visit just once, only better just prepare in historical terms. Film "the last emperor" in help
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  • The Chinese government has restored and maintained this place very well. I have a special interest in modern Chinese history and ,therefore, I was totally immersed into the audio narration guide. However, I would recommend side readings to get a clearer picture of the events and personalities - Jonathan Spence's Search for Modern China. My wife also enjoyed this place. As a newbie, she was impressed with the maintenance of every room in the palace.
  • A great place with history in the "too modern" city of Changchun. Definitely worth a visit to understand China-Japan history and relationship, as well as to relax on the nice little gardens inside.
  • I loved this place! I was so impressed about the place history. Is a place that I will "never forget".
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  • #偽滿皇宮博物院 是#末代皇帝 #溥儀 當傀儡皇帝時的#宮廷 。說宮廷也太過了,就是住居。我想冬天下雪時節或夏天花正開來,可能比較美。心得:一個膽小的人實在不適合做皇帝。 入場要#80 語音導覽要#20 。出租車師傅說他從來沒想要去參觀。 The #palace of China's last #emperor . It's State of Manchuria, a #pseudo government, and hence this place is not as grand as you see elsewhere... This emperor was called a puppet coz he was fully controlled by the Japanese government that time... This place is more like a residence rather than a palace really.

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