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Mufu Palace, Lijiang

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A miniature version of the Forbidden City, Mufu Palace served as a home to many generations of the Mu clan, which peaked during the late Ming Dynasty. The palace, destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt in the 1990s, features an elegant meeting hall surrounded by white marble balustrades. The tower behind the hall houses rolls of centuries-old scriptures, paintings, and calligraphy works. To visit Mufu Palace on your trip to Lijiang, use our Lijiang family vacation planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Palace is very well preserved, is called the small "forbidden city" and bears a certain resemblance, consists of several very well decorated pavilions, a temple, gardens... worth a visit, maybe is the best of the city
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  • August 6, 2017
    Apparently, this was almost entirely re-/newly built in the mid-90s after an earthquake. Who cares? It's still a beautiful, thoughtfully created space with ponds, plazas, pavilions and walkways that c...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    This is well signed from Lijiang Old Town and the front entrance is found at one edge of the town. There is a back entrance from the back of the pagoda on the hilltop. This is really worth a visit. A ...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    I'm like standing in one of the Chinese movie's scene when we're here. Traditional Chinese building. Tickets included tour guide. I wander around the buildings while the Tourguide is talking about histories.. it's quite a big compound , saw few different use of buildings. Worth it!
  • June 23, 2017
    Peaceful in the morning, with a lot of traditional Chinese buildings, this is a perfect place for vacation and enjoying a slow life.
  • December 9, 2016
    Gorgeous big Mansion. Tour guide provided for every group of visitors, unfortunately only in Mandarin. Entry is RMB 60 per person. Prepare to spend at least 2 hours to explore this destination.
  • August 18, 2016
    A nice place to visit in Lijiang, wandering around listening lijiang love song is so amazing
  • December 1, 2016
    Nice

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Though built on a small scale, Lijiang has long been a popular destination for Chinese tourists, and what was already a good choice of accommodations has grown with increased international interest. Expect to pay a premium to stay in the old town area, with hotels overlooking the main canals particularly popular. Head out of the old town and you'll find a good range of more cost-effective, smaller guesthouses, hostels, and hotels, either in the suburban residential areas, or on the main roads leading out into the hillier areas of the region.
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