Forbidden City

  

The Forbidden City, or Gugong that is Old Palace, is located close to Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It was the summer palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties: the name comes from the fact that it was closed to common Chinese for about 500 years. Night and day there were flames warming pans that wrapped the Palace with thick smoke in order to increase the mysterious atmosphere around the Emperor. The Forbidden City is a huge citadel formed by palaces, temples, libraries, pavilions and a huge garden. It is divided into an outer court, used for ceremonies, and an inner court where the emperor and his family lived. Passing through the south gate, the Gate of Supreme Harmony, there are the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony and the Hall of Preserving Harmony. The inner court is smaller and formed by the Palace of Heavenly Purity, the Hall of Union, and the Palace of Earthly Tranquillity. If you visit Beijing don't miss also the temple of heaven, the summer palace and the lama temple.



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Forbidden City emperor palace
Forbidden City emperor palace

Forbidden City gate Mao
Forbidden City gate Mao

Forbidden City hall
Forbidden City hall

Forbidden City hall supreme harmony
Forbidden City hall supreme harmony


Forbidden City hall supreme harmony Chinese tourists
Forbidden City hall supreme harmony Chinese tourists

Forbidden City hall supreme harmony front
Forbidden City hall supreme harmony front

Forbidden City hall throne
Forbidden City hall throne

Forbidden City hall throne emperor
Forbidden City hall throne emperor


Forbidden City heavenly purity palace
Forbidden City heavenly purity palace

Forbidden City heavenly purity palace pagoda
Forbidden City heavenly purity palace pagoda

Forbidden City heavenly purity palace throne
Forbidden City heavenly purity palace throne

Forbidden City imperial court
Forbidden City imperial court


Forbidden City imperial garden
Forbidden City imperial garden

Forbidden City imperial garden decoration temple
Forbidden City imperial garden decoration temple

Forbidden City imperial garden temple
Forbidden City imperial garden temple

Forbidden City incense burner burning
Forbidden City incense burner burning


Forbidden City incense burner pot burning
Forbidden City incense burner pot burning

Forbidden City incense burning
Forbidden City incense burning

Forbidden City incense burning pan
Forbidden City incense burning pan

Forbidden City incense burning warming pan
Forbidden City incense burning warming pan


Forbidden City inner court bedroom bed
Forbidden City inner court bedroom bed

Forbidden City lintel wooden colours
Forbidden City lintel wooden colours

Forbidden City museum crane golden
Forbidden City museum crane golden

Forbidden City museum jade ornaments
Forbidden City museum jade ornaments


Forbidden City museum jewels bracelet jade
Forbidden City museum jewels bracelet jade

Forbidden City museum jewels jade
Forbidden City museum jewels jade

Forbidden City museum pins jewels
Forbidden City museum pins jewels

Forbidden City preserving harmony palace hall
Forbidden City preserving harmony palace hall


Forbidden City roofs
Forbidden City roofs

Forbidden City roofs animals
Forbidden City roofs animals

Forbidden City roofs animals tiles
Forbidden City roofs animals tiles

Forbidden City roofs dragon
Forbidden City roofs dragon


Forbidden City roofs dragon animals
Forbidden City roofs dragon animals

Forbidden City roofs red
Forbidden City roofs red

Forbidden City statue elephant golden
Forbidden City statue elephant golden

Forbidden City statue lion golden
Forbidden City statue lion golden


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Forbidden City statue lion head golden

Forbidden City statue lion paw
Forbidden City statue lion paw

Forbidden City statue lion paw golden
Forbidden City statue lion paw golden

Forbidden City statue lion paw golden claw
Forbidden City statue lion paw golden claw


Forbidden City wood ideograms board
Forbidden City wood ideograms board

Tiananmen square
Tiananmen square

Tiananmen square heavenly peace
Tiananmen square heavenly peace

Tiananmen square heavenly peace gate
Tiananmen square heavenly peace gate


Tiananmen square heavenly peace gate lion
Tiananmen square heavenly peace gate lion

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