Forbidden City
116°23′26″E / 39.91472°N 116.39056°E / 39.91472; 116.39056The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is locate...
History of the Forbidden City
The History of the Forbidden City begins in the 15th century when it was built as the palace of the Ming emperors of China. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and was the Chinese imperial ...
Collections of the Palace Museum
The art collections of the Palace Museum (Chinese: 故宫博物院; pinyin: Gùgōng Bówùyùan), a national museum housed in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, are built upon the imperial collection of ...
Imperial City, Beijing
The Imperial City (Chinese: 北京皇城; pinyin: Běijīng Huángchéng; Manchu: Dorgi hoton, literally "the inner city") is a section of the city of Beijing in the Ming and Qing dynasties, with the Forb...
Palace of Earthly Tranquility
The Palace of Earthly Tranquility (simplified Chinese: 坤宁宫; traditional Chinese: 坤寧宮; pinyin: Kūn Níng Gōng) is the northernmost of the three main halls of the Inner Court of the Forbidden...
Palace of Heavenly Purity
The Palace of Heavenly Purity, or Qianqing Palace (Chinese: 乾清宫; pinyin: qiánqīng gōng; Manchu: ᡴᡳᠶᠠᠨ ᠴᡳᠩ ᡤᡠᠩ kiyan cing gung) is a palace in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It is the la...
Palace of Tranquil Longevity
The Palace of Tranquil Longevity (Chinese:寧壽宮), literally, "peaceful old age palace," also called the Qianlong Garden, Qianlong Palace, Qianlong District or the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity, is...
Tiananmen
The Tiananmen (simplified Chinese: 天安门; traditional Chinese: 天安門; pinyin: Tiān'ānmén), or Gate of Heavenly Peace, is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of C...
Gate of Divine Might
The Gate of Divine Might or Gate of Divine Prowess (Chinese: 神武门; pinyin: Shénwǔmén) is the northern gate of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It faces Jingshan Park. A tablet above the do...
Gate of Supreme Harmony
The Gate of Supreme Harmony (simplified Chinese: 太和门; traditional Chinese: 太和門; pinyin: Tàihémén; Manchu: Amba hūwaliyambure duka), is the second major gate encountered when entering the F...
Meridian Gate
The Meridian Gate (simplified Chinese: 午门; traditional Chinese: 午門; pinyin: Wǔmén; Manchu: Julergi dulimbai duka) is the southern (and largest) gate of the Forbidden City. It has five arch...
Hall of Central Harmony
The Hall of Central Harmony (Chinese: 中和殿; pinyin: Zhōng Hé Diàn) is one of the three halls of the Outer Court of the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China, along with the Hall of Supreme Harmony ...
Hall of Mental Cultivation
The Hall of Mental Cultivation (Chinese: 养心殿; pinyin: yǎngxīn diàn), is a particularly significant building in the inner courtyard of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Built originally in the Min...
Hall of Preserving Harmony
The Hall of Preserving Harmony (Chinese: 保和殿; pinyin: Bǎo Hé Diàn) is one of the three halls of the Outer Court of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, along with the Hall of Supreme Harmony ...
Hall of Supreme Harmony
The Hall of Supreme Harmony (Chinese: 太和殿; pinyin: Tài Hé Diàn; Manchu: Amba hūwaliyambure deyen) is the largest hall within the Forbidden City. It is located at its central axis, behind the G...
Hall of Union
The Hall of Union (Chinese: 交泰殿; pinyin: Jiāo Tài Diàn) is a building in the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China. It stands between the Palace of Heavenly Purity and the Palace of Earthly Tranqu...
Wenyuan Chamber
The Wenyuan Chamber (simplified Chinese: 文渊阁; traditional Chinese: 文淵閣; pinyin: Wényuān Gé), an imperial library of the Qing dynasty in the Forbidden City in Beijing, was built in 1776. ...
Kuai Xiang
Kuai Xiang (Chinese: 蒯祥; pinyin: Kuǎi Xiáng; 1398–1481) was a Chinese architect and engineer widely known as designer of the Forbidden City and originator of the Xiangshan Carpenters. He was b...