Puppet Emperor Palace or Imperial Palace of Manchu State, the must-see attraction in Changchun, is the former palace of Puyi, the final emperor of Qing Dynasty. The palace, one of three great imperial palace, still exists now. Located on Guangfu Road, Changchun city, the Puppet Emperor’s Palace also is the historical evidence of Japanese invasion. In 1932, Manchuko was established under the support of Japanese intruders to persue colonial domination in northwest China, and Puyi became the “puppet emperor”, but it was not recognized by the Chinese government. This is the reason why ‘puppet’ was used.
Now it has become an important tourist attraction and a base of patriotism education. As a 5A tourist spot, the palace covers an area of 25,0500 square meters, and over 30 sites have been opened to the public.
The palace is separated into two parts: outer palace for political activities and inner palace for daily life. The main buildings of outer palace includes Qinmin Lou, Huangyuan Lou and Jiale Hall. Qinmin is the place where Puyi deal with government affairs. Inner palace is the living place of Puyi and his relatives. Jixi Lou is the residence of Puyi and his wife, Wan Rong. Tongde Hall is the residence of Fu Gui Ren (Puyi’s concubine). Now the palace is the part of Jilin Museum.
All in all, the palace is a place where tourists can learn the history of Manchu State and is worth a visit.
Admission: 80 RMB
Opening Times: 08:30 – 17:20 (May 1 to October 7)
08:30 – 16:50 (October 8 to April 30)
How to Get to: Take bus 264 to get off at Weihuanggong stop or bus 125 to get off at Shanxilu and Guangfulu stop.