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Manchu-kuo Imperial Palace

The palace of Manchukuo was home to the last emperor of China, Pu Yi. The palace was the official residence for Pu Yi built by Imperial Japanese Army. The Palace of Manchukuo is a magnificent building to learn about the last emperor of China when you travel to Jilin. It is in the northeastern corner of Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province. Pu Yi, the last emperor in China, lived here as the puppet emperor of the Japanese after the Japanese took control over this area between WWI and WWII. In People's Republic of China the structures are generally referred to as the Puppet Emperor's Palace & Exhibition Hall. The palace, covering an area of 43,000 square meters, was designed as a miniature version of the Forbidden City in Beijing and divided into inner court and outer court.
Before the palace, the area was the office building and salt warehouses of the former Transport Bureau designed by a Russian. Later, the Japanese took over and renovated it into a palace for Pu Yi and his family to live. The palace is a mixture of Japanese, Russian and Chinese style architecture. This imperial palace is, of course, completely different from any other Chinese palace due to the outside foreign influences and also due to the tragedy of that situation. The last emperor and his family lived in this palace from 1932 to 1945 till Japan surrendered in the WWII. Some guide information of the Palace of Manchukuo: Address: No.5 Guangfu North Street, Changchun Tickets: RMB80 / ticket Contact number: +86 431 2882362 Opening hours: 8:30am-6pm in summer; 8:30am-5pm in winter

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Question:I’ve been teaching in China northeast for half a year and will attend an education fair in Changchun next month. I have half day free and would like to visit the Imperial Palace of the Puppet Manchurian State. Until when the museum opens?

Answer:Changchun Imperial Palace of Manchurian State is worth visiting for any who is interested in Chinese history. The Manchukuo Imperial Palace opens till 6pm in summer and 5pm in winter. Please remind they stop selling tickets 1 hour before it is close. Besides, the Museum of Imperial Palace of Manchu State provides audio guides which are of particular benefit to Westerners.