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Palace of Puppet Emperor  

Palace of Puppet Emperor, Changchun

Puppet Emperor's Palace was the residence of the last emperor in the Qing Dynasty, Puyi, when he ruled the state “Manchuko” as a puppet of the occupying Japanese.

It bears the witness to the horrors that Japanese imperialism visited the northeast of China by force while carrying out fascist colonial rule. Now it has become an important tourist scenic spot and a base of patriotic education for all Chinese citizens.

The main body is a set of two-storied buildings covered with yellow glazed tiles, including Qinming Building, Jixi Building and Tongde Palace. These three buildings are with a unique style combined with Chinese and Western architectural features.

The palace can be separated into two parts, the outer palace being a place for political activities and the inner palace a place for daily life of the former emperor, both now existing as museums.

The outer palace consists of Qinmin Building, Huaiyuan Building and Jiale Palace, a place for Puyi to deal with government affairs. Besides, there are gardens, rockeries, fishponds, a swimming pool, a golf course, a tennis court, a racecourse, and a painting and calligraphy library.

The inner palace is a daily life region of Puyi and his relatives. Jixi Building is the residence of Puyi and his empress Wanrong; Tongde Palace is the residence of "Fu" Guiren. Now the inner part has become Jinlin Museum, exhibiting historical materials of Gaogouli, Bohai, the Liao Dynasty, and the Jin Dynasty.