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Palace of Heavenly Purity, Beijing

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3.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
The Palace of Heavenly Purity, or Qianqing Palace is a palace in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. It is the largest of the three halls of the Inner Court (the other two being the Hall of Union and the Palace of Earthly Tranquility), located at the northern end of the Forbidden City. During the Qing dynasty, the palace often served as the Emperor's audience hall, where he held council with the Grand Council.The Palace of Heavenly Purity is a double-eaved building, and set on a single-level white marble platform. It is connected to the Gate of Heavenly Purity to its south by a raised walkway. In the Ming Dynasty, it was the residence of the Emperor. The large space was divided into nine rooms on two levels, with twenty-seven beds. For security, on any one night the Emperor would randomly choose from any of these beds. This continued through the early Qing Dynasty. However, when the Yongzheng Emperor ascended to the throne, he did not wish to inhabit the palace occupied by his father for sixty years. He and subsequent emperors lived instead at the smaller Hall of Mental Cultivation to the west. The Palace of Heavenly Purity then became the Emperor's audience hall, where he held court, received ministers and emissaries, and held banquets. At the centre of the Palace, set atop an elaborate platform, is a throne and a desk, on which the Emperor wrote notes and signed documents during councils with ministers. A caisson is set into the roof, featuring a coiled dragon.
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  • In contrast with the overwhelming size of the forbidden city, the size you can also enjoy Suzumiya so different from this building. What falls in ooku, and said the so-called "Imperial" in the private space of the Emperor, Japan. Many buildings at once distracting, there are various exhibits.
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  • This tour is a must! Is a little distant, but the subway access is easy! A wonderful Lake, many boats and pedal boats, many trees, historical buildings and beautiful! Go in the afternoon and watch the beautiful sunset! Bring water, a snack and a good shoes! Enjoy!
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  • Attractions is inside the Palace of heavenly purity, and corridor on either side of the Palace of heavenly purity, you can walk around freely. Here weren't too much the gentleman slowly. Then put in a room on the left and right you can see the exhibit. The dishes clean. Everyone, it seems unaware of that.
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