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Walking into Prince Gong's Mansion

If you have climbed Great Wall, visited Forbidden City and enjoyed Beijing natural sceneries, it is time to walk into Prince Gong's Mansion to enjoy the lifestyle, construction style and flourishing background. Today, I will lead you walk into this famous mansion.

Prince Gong's Mansion

Background of Prince Gong's Mansion
Located near to Shichahai, Prince Gong's Mansion is the largest and best preserved princely mansion in Qing Dynasty. From this mansion, you could not only feel the Chinese traditional lifestyle and tastes as well as the aesthetic value deeply but also perfect study the lifestyle of the privileged classes in the feudal society of a bygone era. As the private residence of Heshen, this mansion was built around the year of 1777. In Chinese history, Heshen was regarded as the most experienced officials. He acquired great wealth during the Qing Dynasty. During the reign of Jiaqing, the emperor Jiaqing executed Heshen and his property. At that time, the wealth of Heshen impressed the emperor with more than 800 million ounces of silver.

Delicate Design of Prince Gong's Mansion
The mansion is a traditional courtyard mansion of a style gaining much prestige in imperial Beijing. The magnificent building covered a large scale area of about 60, 000 square meters. Once entered into this mansion, what impressed you will be the numerous residential portions. The remainder is regarded as the garden decoration. The whole building is divided into two parts including the residence courtyard and the garden. The construction and the materials of Mansion used are similar to those of the Ningshougong in Forbidden City. Each hall established was experience delicate design and decoration. Heshen paid much attention on the residence according to Chinese ancient Fengshui Theory. The garden, surrounded by artificial mountains, is called Jincui Yuan. Covering the area of about 28, 000 square meters, the garden houses over twenty scenic spots. What the most attractive spots are Western-Style Gate, Grand Theater House and Fu Steles. They are rented as the Three Uniqueness in this mansion.

Apart from this, the western-style gate is also the hottest topic. If you want to be mixed into the ancient imperial tastes, Prince Gong's Mansion will help you!