Part of the Forbidden City, in this hall the emperor would change his clothes and perform other ceremonies.
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The last of the three main halls in the outer court, this was where the Emperor rested and changed his clothes before departing for important rites like selecting the Empress or Crown Prince. Later on during the Qing Dynasty, the Imperial Palace Exams were also...More
By now i was disinterested in seeing same looking structures over and over again, that too from the outside while fighting the hoards of other tourist. Instead its better to enjoy the marble courtyard on the left hand side of the Hall.
Built slightly differently than its surrounding Halls, the Hall of Preserving Harmony has no support pillars. It's right on the N-S axis, so you can't miss it. Jostle with the crowds to look inside and see the impressive throne.
After visiting the Hall of Great Harmony, this Hall follows on the tour from the south to north. Its inside is quite interesting and well kept.
To see inside this Hall it is necessary to elbow your way to the front of the crowds of Chinese tourists who are also trying to look through the doors and to the throne. The building itself is little different to all the other structures...More
The most impressive thing (or should I say - only impressive thing) on this hall is the golden dragon throne. Despite what it says, I am not 100% sure this is the real thing, but rather a good replica. Still, worth a 2-minute glimpse.
When walking thru the Forbidden city doing the quick route from South to North you can't miss it, it's the third building. Needless to say the first two are more impressive. The audio tour we took from the front gate was quite good, it was...More
The golden dragon throne is preserved very well in Hall of Preserving Harmony. You can feel the majesty of the emperor in Qing Dynasty.