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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 took my aunt and cousin on a hutong tour (I live in Beijing). We started at the Princes' Palace (located just north of the Beihai Exit B Stop - so convenient), and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took my aunt and cousin on a hutong tour (I live in Beijing). We started at the Princes' Palace (located just north of the Beihai Exit B Stop - so convenient), and then meandered through the hutongs to Houhai Lake (then we crossed it, saw the Drum and Bell towers before shopping at Nanluoguxiang). Almost 2 years in Beijing,... More 

Thank Katie C
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before anything, remember to only buy tickets at the attraction. Ticket counters are inside the front door. Do not buy from shops that are not at the attraction. The mansion was originally the residence of an official during the Qianlong Emperor's time. The official was so corrupt that the wealth confiscated works out to about 15 year's of revenue of... More 

Thank RightAngle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good friend who lives in Beijing took us here on our recent trip to Beijing. Prince Kung's Mansion hasn't been a part of any of our past tours but is a very popular spot for Chinese tourists. This is a beautiful, well preserved Qing Dynasty architecture. Beautiful grounds, buildings and artifacts dating just before the 1800's. The lines can... More 

Thank Traveling U
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 810 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Shichaihai area, this is a very large well preserved princely mansion. This traditional courtyard mansion consists of living quarters, courtyards and ornamental gardens. These grand and exquisite buildings are a poignant reminder of a past splendor and glory of China's imperial past. Entrance fee is RMB40. Worth a visit if visiting the area and surrounding hutongs.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank KarenTraveling
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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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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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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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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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Reviewed 26 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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