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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  • very beautiful and inspiring place though the weather was very cold. it took about 3 hours to visit and some rooms are prepared to explain the history of the palace and the history of Shenyang. gift s...  more »
  • I had a few spare hours in Shenyang and visited one of the few attractions there. I found it easy to locate and well signed, however as a non Chinese speaker I was not able to avail of any guide eithe...  more »
  • Because has not been the world, so can be seen, the Shenyang Imperial Palace was built or relatively simple, but compared with Beijing Forbidden City, here the Manchu characteristics may be more obvious. Bows, cradles, Baqi garments, etc., can be seen inside. and the octagonal pavilion. History.
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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 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
  • A meaningful place and great history.

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