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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 get the most from your holiday in Beijing, create itinerary details personal to you using our Beijing travel itinerary planner.
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  • so far as I can tell you only get to see this is you buy the extra ticket for the exhibitions around the city eg the clocks and jewellery- on our first visit this was not included and I had to demand ...  more »
  • In traditional Chinese architecture, screen wall (image wall) separated the inside of a home/property from the outside/the street. So this particular screen separates the inner court and the other par...  more »
  • Many exhibits are hidden within the city. This being one. Enter via Tiananman and head right . You'll get to the many museum exhibits that need paying to enter. The nin dragons are magnificent. Don't ...  more »