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Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)

Inside The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
+86 10 8500 7421
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“forbidden city” (254 reviews)
“throne room” (9 reviews)
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Inside The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
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+86 10 8500 7421
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"forbidden city"
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"wooden structure"
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"throne room"
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"impressive building"
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"qing dynasties"
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"chinese history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a place fit for an emperor. From the bright gold roof to the large court yard in front, the Hall of Great Harmony is impressive. Of course there are many fine details on the Hall itself but all around too, like the marble railings....More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of steps to climb but seeing the Dragon Throne makes the climb worthwhile. And you have to wonder at the stone (marble?) slab between the two staircases. How did they get it there?

Thank Betty668988
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hall of Great Harmony is the tallest and largest of the six main palace buildings in the Forbidden City. A wonderful place to stroll through an open air exhibition detailing the history and preservation of this famous structure. Look carefully into the buildings to...More

Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with a tour guide that allowed us to skip some long entrance lines. The tour line goes in one direction. There were poor tourist trying to exit through the entrance ways to make it back to catch flights only to be told to...More

Thank csflorenzo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very impressive structure exterior wise. It is the largest hall located within the Forbidden City. It is also the largest wooden structure within China. Understandable that this building has been rebuilt several times through the centuries because of fires. It once was a prominent...More

Thank Della G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of palace or forbidden city at 4th or 5th layer after entering. The entire compound is huge.

Thank MukeshDave
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian) is great hall to visit while walking in the forbidden city. Beautiful building and has history from Chinese Emperor.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This beautiful building can be seen as you go through the Gate of Supreme Harmony. It is very impressive with several marble balcony-like levels leading up to the building itself adorned with gargoyle dragons that divert water flow out their mouths when it rains. There...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Breath taking architectural building, huge and has fascinating history from different succeeding Chinese Emperor.By contrast the hall has its own distinctive style from western palace.

Thank Johnny C
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Visited the forbidden city as part of a tourgroup. Didn’t find the buildings all that interesting; in general they all look the same. Inside this hall there aint much to see and you have to flight the “ locals” to get a peek inside. It...More

Thank Richard-Roadman
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Vivian S
7 March 2018|
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Response from jo s | Reviewed this property |
On their website they say it will be closed in 2018 from 2 march up to 21 march for an upgrade. Normal opening hours you can find there to and you can preorder tickets.
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6 August 2015|
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Response from Shey816 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about closure of Forbidden City. Probably during major holidays like Chinese New Year. As for Tiananmen Square, it's like an open park so you can visit anytime. However, the surrounding attractions like Mao's... More
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