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Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion

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Address: No.14 Liuyin Street, inside Prince Kung's Mansion, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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I was fascinated not only wig Prince Gong's Mansion, but also with the surrounding hutongs. The Mansion itself is much larger than expected, with different halls and courtyards... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Don't go on a Chinese holiday, as the crowds will be overwhelming. We went mid-week in the Autumn, and were relatively alone. The buildings are well-maintained and the main signage is in English, but the museum-type exhibits offer no English, so you won't know much about the Prince after your visit unless you can read all the Chinese signs. But... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was fascinated not only wig Prince Gong's Mansion, but also with the surrounding hutongs. The Mansion itself is much larger than expected, with different halls and courtyards and lovely gardens. Unfortunately we visited on the Monday of Dragon Festival which appears to equate to our Bank Holiday Monday, so it was very, very busy. We will return next time... More 

Thank Heather S
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I went to this place last time in February but it was partially closed for renovation so I go back there again this time. This place is the residential of one of the prince who was a member of privy council during Qing Dynasty. Traditional Chinese Courtyard House but in the bigger model, this place offering a very great scenic... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This palace is beautiful and very well maintained. It's a secret, hidden gem in Beijing as very few foreign tourists go there. I was the only foreign tourist there when I went there. I highly recommend it. It's worth it if you want a break from Beijing but are too lazy to leave Beijing. I recommend going there early to... More 

Thank MBenzinger
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Staff at our hotel suggested touring Prince Gong's Mansion also called Prince Kung's Mansion. It's located in one of the hutong areas of Beijing, those old neighborhoods with narrow streets and old buildings. The mansion is located inside a large walled compound comprised of about 28 buildings. It's a small city. As I recall, the prince was private secretary to... More 

Thank Bryce S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This Mansion is particularly interesting for his garden. We spent an hour just looking around, there're a variety of styles that make it very interesting. BUT there were so much chinese guided groups that the experince was not so pleasant because they are really nosy... I think it's better to come very early in the morning or very late so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Crowded museum, a lot of Chinese. Unfortunately no English explanation. The garden is big and also very crowded. Furniture behind glass. It must be interested if you speak Chinese. It lies in Hutong neighbourhood and you can take a riksjah for 180 yuan. If you bargain for 80 yuan (1 person).

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have read a newspaper review and watched a DVD mini series about this Prince Gong Mansion built for and by this famous extremely rich and corrupt Manchu official, Heshun. During the reign of Qianlong emperor. Mansion fashioned after the 18th century novel "Dream of the Red Chamber". Situated among the old Beijing Courtyard Houses-hutong.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to wander around. Many of the plaques have Chinese, English, Korean, and Russian so you can piece some of the history yourself even without a guide.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This palace was used to be the palace for one of the earlier emperors of the Ching Dynasty when he was a prince. After the emperor got his throne, this palace was converted to a worship location for the royals. The buildings are well kept even after those years of revolution and a lot of good decorations and cultural items... More 

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