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Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum
沈阳故宫
Dazheng Hall 070314.jpg
Dazheng Hall, the earliest building in the palace
Established 1955
Location No. 171, Shenyang Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang, Liaoning
Type Art museum, Imperial Palace, Historic site
Visitors 1.6 million
Area 6 hectares
Built 1625, 1631, 1780
Architect Nurhachi, Hong Taiji, Qianlong Emperor
Architectural style(s) Chinese architecture
Website (English language version)
(Chinese language version)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name The Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty in Shenyang
Part of Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Criteria Cultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Reference 439bis-002
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)
Extensions 2004

The Mukden Palace (simplified Chinese: 盛京宫殿; traditional Chinese: 盛京宮殿; pinyin: Shèngjīng Gōngdiàn), also known as the Shenyang Imperial Palace (simplified Chinese: 沈阳故宫; traditional Chinese: 瀋陽故宮; pinyin: Shěnyáng Gùgōng), was a former imperial palace for the emperor of the Qing dynasty. It became part of UNESCO World Heritage List in in 2004. It was added to the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Forbidden City, Beijing.

It was built in 1625 for the for the early Qing dynasty who ruled the Manchu. China's first three Qing emperors lived there between 1625 to 1644. After the fall of dynasties in China, the place was turned into a museum. It is at the center of Shenyang, Liaoning.

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