The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum, Beijing

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When visiting the Forbidden City, stop by and admire The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum, the most famous example of the traditional Chinese wall relief that features nine different dragons. The wall dates back to 1773, and stands at 3.5 m (11.5 ft) tall, with a length of 20m (67 ft). A symbol of luck, power, and magnificence, each of the dragons on the wall is considered to have a distinct character and unique traits. Admire the vibrantly painted wall and the elaborately carved dragon figures, and take the opportunity for some memorable photographs. To visit The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum and other attractions in Beijing, use our Beijing holiday planner .
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  • The nine Dragon Screen was under renovation when i visited last March. This visit, it can be viewed and it is magnificent. The walk to it after entering Behai park is short, the screen itself is amazi...  more »
  • If you are going to go, you have to see it and if you have a Chinese friend you must ask your help to explore the city, the details of each place are wonderful, related stories are as much equal or more fascinating to just look at, every place has a story that you will have to Discover.
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  • To see this Pavilion (which also includes the treasure) you have to pay a ticket, but it's worth it. The Panel is in glazed ceramics, a wonder! Note the faded White Dragon: portion is made of painted wood; originally it was the same as the rest, but for centuries has lost its color. It is said that a clumsy crafter has damaged that portion and that it was necessary to replace it with a wooden copy, due to the huge cost of ceramics.
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