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Address: Southwest of the Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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A gorgeous place to visit to see the wealthy life of the old time

After having a big lunch in the old town, it's time to enjoy the peaceful moment of a wealthy life back in the old days. It is a huge place with a clear distinct building... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Monterey Park, California
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Monterey Park, California
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108 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After having a big lunch in the old town, it's time to enjoy the peaceful moment of a wealthy life back in the old days. It is a huge place with a clear distinct building dedicated to their ancestors, conference room, balcony views of the old town ect. I love the hilltop palace overlooking the little streams running thru the... More 

1 Thank tacolasvegas
Changsha, China
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55 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

At first, I thought the 60 yuan entry fee was a bit stiff, but as a respite from surrounding crowded streets and souvenir shops, it was well worth the fee. The complex, which was rebuilt after the fire and earthquake of 1996, looks more like a string of colourful Chinese temples, than a residence. It extends some distance up the... More 

1 Thank Lilijp03
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240 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This was the official residence of the Mu family of the Naxi tribe who were vassals of the Ming and Qing emperors. Unfortunately, the original palace was destroyed in the earthquake of 1996 and rebuilt in half the original size. It is reminiscent of the Forbidden City, but on a smaller scale. Nonetheless, the complex is impressive and some plum... More 

2 Thank Jacqui M
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

You get a taste of the life style of the rich and famous, chinese style. Architecture is great, worth a visit

1 Thank SAMagpie
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best combination of all Naxi old town characters, plus majority group Han 汗 palace characters. Once you purchase the ticket, a tour guy/lady will explain all the details of history and design of the Palace. All in Chinese, you may ask English speakers, not many of them can do it. The tour will take around 45min, worth to go... More 

1 Thank Linda R
Shanghai, China
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The palace as it is now, is a reconstruction of the original that was destroyed during the Qing Dynasty. However, it's a decent replication of the original, complete with artifacts from the original, as well as early decor. The palace itself is part of a large complex going partly up a hill to allow one to see the Lijiang Old... More 

Thank Eric J
Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Take your time walking through the palace (at lesst 1 - 2 hours). Soak in its grandeur, elegance and peace. Can get busy at places but it's big and easy enough to avoid the crowds.

1 Thank BirthdayB0y
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This for us was the main highlight of Lijiang. A beautiful palace complex, with stunning views at the temple. We perceived it as a more digestable and colourful version of the Forbidden City - and without the crowds. Only downside is that it provides limited information on the history of the Mu family and its role in society. If you... More 

1 Thank Matthijs d
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210 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's really Vast palace. Building and garden are China traditional design. It's interesting contrast between small shop street atmosphere in old town and this vast palace view.

Thank Hiroaosta
Sandnes, Norway
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98 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Located in the center of the old town this is probably the quietest place in the city due to the extra entrance fee needed to enter. Make sure to show the "Lijiang Ancient Town Maintenance Fee" ticket you or you will be charged for it again. The Palace contains a few temples and several buildings displaying the furniture, clothing and... More 

1 Thank mysurp

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