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Prince Gong's Palace (Gôngwángfǔ)

  • 17 Qianhai Xijie Map It
  • Xicheng District
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 08/29/2014

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This grand compound sits in a neighborhood once reserved for imperial relatives. Built in 1777 during the Qing Dynasty, it fell to Prince Gong—brother of Qing emperor Xianfeng and later an adviser to Empress Dowager Cixi—after the original inhabitant was executed for corruption. With nine courtyards joined by covered walkways, it was once one of Beijing's most lavish residences. The museum offers Beijing opera and tea to visitors who pay the higher ticket price. Some

literary scholars believe this was the setting for Dream of the Red Chamber, one of China's best-known classical novels.

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17 Qianhai Xijie, Beijing, 100009, China

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Sight Details:

  • Y40–Y70
  • Mid-Mar.–mid.-Nov., daily 8–4; mid.-Nov.–mid.-Mar., daily 7:30–4:30

Updated 08/29/2014


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