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Water Clock

This small building in the Forbidden City is right behind the Palace of Heavenly Purity. It... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Bill C
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Vancouver
One of only two square buildings in the Forbidden City...I think

This hall is sometimes called the Hall of Union and Peace, or to use a more specific translation... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
ianwyj
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Singapore
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6 Jul 2018
“Water Clock”
10 Dec 2017
“One of only two square buildings in the Forbidden City...I think”
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This small building in the Forbidden City is right behind the Palace of Heavenly Purity. It contains a water clock made in 1745 and a mechanical clock made in 1797.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This hall is sometimes called the Hall of Union and Peace, or to use a more specific translation, the Hall of Celestial and Terrestrial Union. Its name is deliberate as is its location between the Hall of Heavenly Purity and the Hall of Earthly Purity....More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It is located between the Palace of Heavenly Purity and the Palace of Earthly Tranquility. These three halls together constitute the centre of the Inner Court of the palace complex. Hall of Union is a square structure similar to the Hall of Middle Harmony, but...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

The smallest palace of the inner court, this hall was used for birthday celebrations and ceremonies of the Empresses. Another function was to be the repository for the Imperial Seals. We did not however see any seals there.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We were told the hall stores the famous 25 Imperial seals, but we could not find them anywhere (perhaps they were lent to a museum, or something similar). Other than those unfound seals, this hall had no unique features at all.

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