Built during the late Qing Dynasty, Prince Gong’s Mansion was built for minister He Shen. Reputed as one of the best preserved mansions in Beijing, The sixty thousand square metre area has housed several families in the past.
Several courtyards, a two storied building and a Grand Peking Opera House is within this large area of land. The venue’s natural beauty is amplified by the beautiful ponds, artificial hills and gardens .It boasts of 20 scenic spots within its premises. Beijing opera performances and other Chinese operas are housed within the Peking Opera House and is a popular venue for most performances.
The mansion has undergone 200 Million Yuan worth of renovations and the Gong Wang Fu Museum as it is now known, was declared open on the August 24, 2008. It displays exhibits pertaining to the lifestyles of the royal families that have resided in the palace and interesting aspects of the Qing Dynasty.
The mansion is a great piece of work for studying the Chinese architecture and cultural connections. It helps you study the privileged lifestyle of the then Chinese and hence is of great aesthetic value. You would see perfected harmony with the western aspects that remain as a result of the long years of being utilized as a church and a factory, such as the Chinese carvings on its western styled gates. The atmosphere of the Mansion truly absorbs you with its natural beauty and its grandeur that has withstood more than 100 years.
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