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Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)

No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
+86 24 2484 3819
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No.171 Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110011, China
+86 24 2484 3819
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds of this Palace were under pretty heavy construction when I visited. Enough buildings were on display that one could still take in a lot of what was to be seen. You can think of this as a much smaller version of the Forbidden...More

Thank Retinol13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visit these grounds before going to Beijing or you'll be totally unimpressed otherwise. I saw two guys with a can of green paint doing some restoration work. They didn't seem particularly careful about their work. It looked like they just wanted to slap a new...More

Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first impression of an imperial palace in China - impressive!! It was a cold February day, a perfect day to wander through the buildings and the grounds and see all the history of the palace. For history lovers, it really is a place to...More

Thank louisedavis158
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Having lived in Korea for 20+ years, I am used to big, clean and well maintained palaces. This seemed smaller and dusty. Not daily dusty, long term built up dusty. In each area the minimal non-English signage was sparse. A full page of Chinese text...More

Thank boolbada
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This place did not wow me, but I am not a museum person. I really feel that this place is for those who like museums and am willing to do a fair bit of walking. When you first go in, you won't know where you...More

Thank Exploration89
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was the third time I have visited Gu Gong. It only costs 60 rmb for a ticket and I enjoy walking around the grounds. Seems like there is always some reconstruction going on but it is fine. Did not watch a performance this time...More

Thank Dwayne S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I visited this place with some Chinese and Non-Chinese friends. We hired an English speaking guide who gave us a lot of useful information on the history of the buildings as well as architecture of them. Compared to the Beijing forbidden city, it is much...More

Thank Alireza_Samimi
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

To digress:- I made a mistake in my last review on Shenyang Railway Station, it should read that "we took a speed train from there to Dalian on 18 May". I typed the city as "Harbin" which we have already gone on 10 May-14 May)....More

1  Thank Jedai79
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Nice palace, smaller than Beijing, but this was the first. Part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, along with the Beijing palace. It offers a nice history of the Dynasty. Overall I enjoyed the experience

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice place, Palace is well maintained, Guided tours are available. Entrance 60 RMB, daily open from 8h30 to 17h00

Thank Erwin H
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