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. With our custom trip planner, Changchun attractions like Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Chinese naming is to 'false'. Compared to Beijing's forbidden city and very small, much smaller than the Imperial Palace in Shenyang, one hour can quickly see if you would. I know that was overlooking the city from the Hill of the Palace and key points of the old.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Changchun subway station is close to, but not long way round and round and can not enter. Far from the entrance ticket, please be careful. Many buildings in the front office with brochures (Japan language available) from the get go.
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  • July 25, 2017
    It was a very interesting walk through the palace. A lot of history and a lot of information - surprisingly some of it was in English!! A very important part of the history of the area.  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2016
    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.
  • February 21, 2015
    I loved this place! I was so impressed about the place history. Is a place that I will "never forget".
  • November 27, 2016
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  • March 18, 2017
    #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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