Prince Gong’s Mansion

Prince Gong’s Mansion

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Prince Gong’s Mansion

Introduction: IntroductionPrince Gong's Mansion is situated o­n the West Qianhai Street. It is the ..

Tickets:Prince Gong's Mansion fee and opening hoursAdmission 1yuanOpening Hours: 8:30--17

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Prince Gong’s Mansion Introduction

Prince Gong's Mansion is situated o­n the West Qianhai Street. It is the best preserved princely residence of the Qing Dynasty. In 1982, it was placed o­n the list of major historic sites under state protection. Its garden opened to the public in 1988. In 2003, the “Prince Gong's Mansion Administrative Office of the Ministry of Culture” changed its name into the “Prince Gong's Mansion Administrative Center of the Ministry of Culture”. Under the support of the leadership of  the government and the Ministry of Culture, the center takes the reservation and renovation of the ancient architectural complex as its primary task, and will spare no efforts to make it a national museum for princely residences in 2008.
Prince Gong’s Mansion was built in the 41st year of the reign of the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1776). It originally belonged to He Shen, the Councilor of the Court who was in the favor of Emperor Qianlong. In the fourth year of the Emperor Jiaqing’s reign (A.D. 1799), He Shen was criminalized and ordered to commit suicide. The Emperor then gave the residence to his younger brother, Yong Lin and named it Prince Qing Mansion. In the first year of the Emperor Xianfeng’s reign (A.D. 1851), the emperor took it back, granted it to his younger brother Yi Su and gave it its present name.

Prince Gong’s Mansion Features

The residence is divided into two parts: a mansion and a garden. It is more than 300 meters long from north to south, more than 180 meters wide from east to west, and covers an area of 61,120 square meters, 32,260 square meters for the mansion and 28,860 square meters for the garden.From the south to the north, the mansion is divided into four entrances with three lines of courtyards from east to west. The main architectural complex covers an area of over 20,000 square meters. The major buildings are the Main Hall called Yinan, and the Rear Hall named Jiale o¬n the central line, the Duofu Study and the Ledao Hall o¬n the eastern line and the Baoguang Room and the Xijin Study o¬n the western line. In the part of the complex which connects the garden and the mansion there are 108 two-story rear rooms (commonly known as “99 and a half rooms”), which are 160 meters long from east to west. The wood rockeries were o­nce used as the staircases in the building. This design is seldom seen in world architecture.

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Prince Gong's Mansion fee and opening hours
Admission 1yuan
Opening Hours: 8:30--17:00

Prince Gong’s Mansion Transporation

Telephone:010- 66168149
Bus: Take No.13,No.107,No.111 and get off at Beihai Back Gate

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