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Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian), Beijing

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Feel the grandeur of Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian), the largest hall and most dignified building within the Forbidden City. Standing 27 m (90 ft) tall, 64 m (210 ft) wide, and 37 m (120 ft) long, the sheer size of the imperial palace's central hall inspires awe. Elevated on a three-tiered terrace under a double-eaved, hip-and-gable roof, this monumental timber structure dates from the early 15th century and stands flanked by marble balustrades and bronze lions. Climb the stone steps leading into the hall, following a long carved frieze of dragons, to reenact ancient imperial ceremonies of the 24 Chinese emperors who reigned from this city. Hire a guide to get all the details, and make sure you bring water since you'll be doing a lot of walking. Use our Beijing travel itinerary planner to visit Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian) on your trip to Beijing, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is without a doubt the thing not to be missed if you are passing in Beijing. Simply put, it is grandiose and culturally rich. You can rent the "Virtual Guide" (a sort of audio player) which will give you information about the various buildings of the forbidden city as you move. Not to be missed.
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  • The forbidden city is absolutely spectacular and onrme, the regret and disappointment was for failing to have visit talking rooms talking the grounds why present within some political figure.
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  • This place is a must visit pace in Beijing. The place is so huge and i couldn't explore every corner. 
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  • Imagining standing in front of the emperors who reigned here over the years...an impressive grand building.
  • Went on a day where it wasn't too busy which improved the experience no doubt. The building is very impressive.
  • It gives an amazing aura.
  • Very cool place and worth a visit.
  • Its the best place i wish to visit one day