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This palace is great for getting an insight into how the people of the palace lived. That said after the massive great halls and gates it can feel a touch superfluous in comparison. There are some great bits of art here, and for the keen...More
It’s the northern most of the three main halls of the Inner Court. In the Ming dynasty, it was the residence of the Empress. But in the Qin dynasty, Manchu rulers converted the large portions of the palace for Shamanist worship. However, two rooms were...More
Located within the inner court of the Forbidden City, this was where the Empress lived during the Ming Dynasty. However, during the Qing Dynasty, this was the nuptial chamber of the Emperor and Empress and the alter for worshipping Shamanism. This is the only example...More
The Palace of Compassion and Tranquility: Where Women Reign
In the Forbidden City there was a place created especially for women. Indeed, when a king died, this was the place where his spouse and lovers went to live. Jiajing, Ming Dynasty built the Palace in...More
Again this is inside the palace museum or forbidden city as U.S. Foreigners call it! Each palace is similar but not the same. The stories are beautiful, the architecture and detail in painting are magnificent!