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Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian), Beijing

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • On the style of these buildings, but if you're in the area and if you have a scrap of time a visit you can make it.
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  • Within the city banned one of the temples most big and more beautiful, in more than 1 hour you will have to scroll through the entire city
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  • It is a center of the forbidden city. It even wider! Like the set of the movie! Various events like was done here. She approached the Hall of Supreme harmony, also overwhelmed by its size and power. I did not anticipate the emperor at that time era put ordinary people, I guess. Feel like something slipped in the period of Ming and Qing.
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  • Went on a day where it wasn't too busy which improved the experience no doubt. The building is very impressive.
  • Very cool place and worth a visit.
  • Its the best place i wish to visit one day
  • Cultural significance of these halls changes work different emperors.
  • A must go for every china visitor but sadly its not 100% worth a visit.. Its expensive, dirty and very empty in every building.
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