Royal Palace Guide

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The Shenyang Imperial Palace, also known as the Crown of Manchu Culture, shares the same Chinese name with the Forbidden City in Beijing. The palace was built during the Qing Dynasty, which was founded by Manchu Aristocrats in 1644, first by Nuerhachi and later completed by his son Huangtaiji. The palace is over 380 years old and one of the few ancient Chinese palaces that uses ethnic styles in its architecture. The Shenyang Imperial Palace uses various styles of Manchu architecture and also respect for former ancestors. Presently, at the 28th World Heritage Committee Conference, China will try to include the place in the World Cultural Heritage List of the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Educational Organization.

The palace can be divided into three sections-the eastern section, the middle section and the western section. Each section boasts of unique characteristics. The eastern section contains the very impressive Hall of Great Affairs (Da Zheng Dian). Here emperors ascended the throne, enacted imperial edicts, and welcomed victorious generals and soldiers. A group of pavilions, known as the Ten Kings Pavilion, stand to its east and west. The middle section starts from the Da Qing Gate, with Chong Zheng Dian (Jin Luan Dian), the Phoenix Tower and Qingning Palace arranged on a central axis from south to north. Chong Zheng Dian is the place where Abahai held court. The western section was constructed by order of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799). Its main structure is the Wen Su Pavilion. In front of this, there are the Opera Stage and Jiayin Hall and behind it is the Yang Xi Room.

The Shenyang Imperial Palace houses many ancient cultural relics, such as Nurhachi's sword and Abahai's broadsword. There are also many artworks displayed here, such as paintings, calligraphy, pottery, sculptures and lacquer ware.Besides the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Shenyang Imperial Palace is the only other existing palace complex in China. Within its walls much is revealed about the early Qing Dynasty. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2004 as an extension of the Forbidden City and is now the most popular and renowned travel attraction in Shenyang.
Here are some guide information about Imperial Palace in Shenyang. The detail is following:
Address: No.171 of Shenyanglu, Shenhe District, Shenyang
Admission Fee: 50RMB for p.p
Opening hours: 08:00 a.m-17:00 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 24 24852012

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Name:Shenyang Imperial Palace Reply

I heard that there is an Imperial Palace in Shenyang. What is the difference between Shenyang Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City in Beijing? Is it the real royal palace or just a museum? Is it worth visiting?

Name:Re: Shenyang Imperial Palace

Yes, there is an Imperial Palace (Gugong) in Shenyang, Liaoning. Shenyang Gugong is the former imperial palace of the early Qing Dynasty, for Emperor Nu'erhachi and Huangtaiji. Actually, the imperial palace is the main thing to see in Shenyang.