Puppet Emperor's Palace & Exhibition Hall
Located in the northeastern corner of Changchun,Puppet Emperor's Palace & Exhibition Hall is the a palace-relic museum which built on the relics of the China emperor palace of Pu Yi, the last emperor in Qing Dynasty. He lived there from 1932 to 1945. It’s a recommendation in your Changchun travel guide.
Puppet Emperor's Palace & Exhibition Hall is located at No. 5, Guangfu Road , Changchun, which covering as area of 137000 Square Meters. It is a historical evidence that Japanese Imperialists invaded and occupied Northeast China by military force.
The Palace was the official residence created by the Imperial Japanese Army for China's last emperor Puyi to live in as part of his role as Emperor of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. In the People's Republic of China the structures are generally referred to as the Puppet Emperor's Palace & Exhibition Hall.
Puyi was a resident of Wei Huang Gong from 1932 to 1945. During the Japanese occupation of Manchuria from 1931 to 1945, the last emperor of the Qing dynasty, Puyi was installed as the puppet leader of Manchukuo.
The Manchurian Imperial Palace designed as a miniature version of the Forbidden City in Beijing. It was divided into an inner court and outer court. The palace covers an area of 43,000 square meters. Its main architectures include Jixi Building on the west courtyard and Tongde Hall on the east courtyard. The outer court contained buildings for affairs of state. Its main buildings include Qianmin Building, Huanyuan Building and Jiale Hall.The architecture of the buildings is in a wide range of styles: Chinese, Japanese, and European.
In 1981, it was approved by Jilin Provincial Government to be a provincial-level key historical and cultural sites under government protection. Now the museum was built on the former site of Imperial Palace. The main building includes Qinmin building and Tongde Palace where he handled official business, dealt with political affairs and held ceremonies; Jixi Building as the sleeping room of Puyi and his concubines; Huaiyuan Building where sacrifice was offered to ancestors; Jiale Palace and Qingyan Hall where grand ceremonies were held; and accessory buildings such as Shushu Building, Chinese Food Kitchen, Foreign Food Kitchen, Imperial Garden, Zhixiu House, Changchun House, artificial hills, bomb shelter and swimming pool.
Entrance tickets: CNY 80/person
Opening time: 08:30 - 18:00 (in summer) 08:30 - 17:00 (in winter)
Transportation: can take bus of no. 80, 264, 225, 114, 256, 276, 287 and so on to get there
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