Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong), Shenyang

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The oldest Qing-period imperial architecture complex, Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) makes up part of a World Heritage Site. Admire a whole complex of 17th-century palaces with intricate interior ornaments and pavilions displaying royal tablets, porcelain and jade vases, and elaborately ornamented robes. Spanning 6 hectares (14.8 acres) with 114 well-preserved and restored ancient buildings, the complex reflects the full glory of the Manchurian dynasty, which ruled China until 1917. See the sword by dynasty founder Nurhaci, who commissioned the palace's construction in 1625. Take an informative guided tour for full insight into this architectural gem. Arrange to visit Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) and other attractions in Shenyang using our Shenyang road trip planner .
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  • The imperial place in Shenyang is basically the master plan for the Forbidden City in Beijing. If you really interested at the history you may take a tour guide. He will explain all the interesting de...  more »
  • Very similar to the palace in Beijing it is worth a look. It was very cold when I visited in March but few tourists so there was an upside. The renovated decorative paintwork was spectacular. All sign...  more »
  • Although not as big as the forbidden city in Beijing the Imperial Palace in Shenyang still offers plenty to see as you stroll around the grounds and the different buildings.  more »
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  • A place where the Manchurian Rulers form the Qing Dynasty. It is the palace and ruling court of the Manchu Rulers.It is also the capital city before moving to Beijing after capturing it from the Ming Dynasty in 1644.It consist of the main courtyard and the inner courtyards where the emperor & emperess plus a few cocubines lives.It is a must visit attraction for tourists to Shengyang so to know more on the history of the city as it started from here. Dated : 18/06/2017 (Sunday).
  • Understated but extremely well kept and beautiful. Don't have to hustle with crowds on the level of the Forbidden Palace and the Manchurian and Tibetan influences are much more apparent. Very pleasant - really liked it immensely.
  • A scaled-down version of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Worth a visit!
  • a guide is suggested, however, if no guide, they have rental earphones. just a residence. i thought the museum is better...just next door
  • Worth visiting shenyang just for this. Joking aside also try some manchurian food

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