Prince Gong’s Residence
Former Fǔrén University
This magnificent building on Dingfu Jie, just around the corner from Prince Gong’s Residence, once housed Fǔrén University, founded by...
Located on the lake’s northern shore, Xītiān Fánjìng is one of the most interesting temples in Běijīng (admission is included in the...
Nine Dragon Screen
The nearby Nine Dragon Screen, a 5m-high and 27m-long spirit wall, is a glimmering stretch of coloured glazed tiles.
Grand Opera House
Performances of Beijing opera are held in the Qing-dynasty Grand Opera House in the east of the grounds of Prince Gong's Residence.
With a marvellous view over Qiánhǎi Lake, this pretty and civilised Húnán restaurant – whose name means ‘house at the foot of the...
14 Liuyin Jie · interesting places nearby
Prince Gong’s Residence information
Reputed to be the model for the mansion in Cáo Xuěqín’s 18th-century classic Dream of the Red Mansions, this historic courtyard home is one of Běijīng’s largest private residential compounds. It remains one of the capital’s more attractive retreats, decorated with rockeries, plants, pools, pavilions and elaborately carved gateways, although it can get very crowded with tour groups.