|Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
|Criteria||i, ii, iii, iv|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
The Mukden Palace (simplified Chinese: 盛京宫殿; traditional Chinese: 盛京宮殿; pinyin: Shèngjīng Gōngdiàn) or Shenyang Gugong (simplified Chinese: 沈阳故宫; traditional Chinese: 瀋陽故宮; pinyin: Shěnyáng Gùgōng), also known as the Shenyang Imperial Palace, is the former imperial palace of the early Qing dynasty of China.
It was built in 1625 and the first three Qing emperors lived there from 1625 to 1644. Since the end of monarchy in China, the palace was converted to a museum that lies in the center of Shenyang city, Liaoning province.
After the Qing dynasty replaced the Ming dynasty in 1644 in Beijing, the Mukden palace lost its status as the official residence of the Emperor. Instead, the Mukden Palace became a regional palace.
In 1780, Emperor Qianlong further expanded the palace. Successive Qing dynasty emperors usually stayed at Mukden Palace for some time each year.
In 1955, Mukden Palace was converted into the Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum.
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