Since he always becomes a very reliable person for the emperor and his service was also so big to the imperial family of Qing Dynasty, then emperor built a special rest place for him. Prince Gong Mansion located in Qianhai Xijie, Dongcheng District, in the north Shichahai Lake. Covering the total area of 15 hectare, this palace had given to Heshen as his private mansion. When Heshen retired, this palace had given to his son, Jiaqing Emperor. After that in 1851, this palace had given to the son of Jiaqing Emperor which is Gong Prince.
Have a beauty garden and landscapes, Prince Gong Mansion looks similar to Summer Palace. Almost half of this small palace is a garden where located a man-made lake and covered by green trees. At the shore of the lake, visitors could relax and enjoy the landscapes in the big gazebo or pavilion.
Prince Gong Mansion consists of two parts includes the former residence of the prince and a finely built garden. The garden located in the north and the mansion buildings is in the south area. The former residence inside the palace has a total of 31,000 square meters area and designed with ancient traditional Chinese style of architecture and layout during Qing Dynasty.
With unique wall decoration, detailed ornament and bright colors building, the palace in total has 49 grand rooms with all facilities. Even the woods used as the palace pillar were the same with woods which were used as the pillars in Forbidden City. One unique and magnificent area inside the palace, there surround with 7 hectare of man-made mountain. It makes the atmosphere cooler with fascinating landscapes.
The other part of the palace, there has a large area of garden. Some decorations inside the garden were truly neatly decorated. The flowers layout and combinations will attracts many visitors to come to the palace. Visit Prince Gong Palace, visitors of Beijing tours could get better knowledge about history of China while enjoy and relax cool, quiet and peace atmosphere of the palace.