"Marshal Zhang's Mansion" Shenyang Things to Do Tip by AntaeusCass

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Located south to the Imperial Palace in Shenhe District, Marshal Zhang's Mansion is a rectangle yard. Covering an area of 22,000 square meters, it was once the official residence and private house of Zhang Zuolin, the leader of the Northeast Army, and General Zhang Xueliang.

The Marshal controlled the three northern provinces of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang, and between 1926-1928 fromed a regional government that was independently recognised by foreign powers while Zhang maintained the title of Emperor of the Northeast.

The house in which he lived with his familky has been excellently preserved and is undergoing further restoration. Because of
its relative youth, the original furnishings are intact and visitors can see the rooms used for government as well ass living.

Onn einteresting exhibit is the silver dollar Zhang used to decide the fate of two of his main opponents. A toss of the coin decided life or death, the latter being the decision.

Address: A short walk from the Imperial City.
Directions: Shenhe District

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  • Written Nov 23, 2004
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