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small more human palace

This palace is great for getting an insight into how the people of the palace lived. That said... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Adam W
London, United Kingdom
Escorted tour of China - first leg 4 days in Beijing

Such a unique and beautiful place you have to visit it in person to appreciate its uniqueness... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

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

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is just another palace in the Forbidden city. While it somehow pales in comparison to the other big palaces, it's still worth a 10-minute visit.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Such a unique and beautiful place you have to visit it in person to appreciate its uniqueness . Chinese architecture at its best, a well preserved part of Chinese imperial history.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank MaddysSweetTreats
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Beautiful palace, the colour and decor of the ceiling reminds me that of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Very beautiful so I took some pictures here. You can not enter inside the palace, but worth seeing.

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