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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  • Admired for a long time the colors, the technique, the size ... Relief dragons, galazwpa shiny tiles, what a beautiful spot to spend! I don't know how many photos I took!
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  • We have discovered on a fist. Very nicely painted and huge. We have even a Thai Chi performance seen
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  • The Forbidden City is a venue where all major Chinese architectural themes are celebrated. As such, although it is easy to recognise that the Nine Dragon Screen is one of the highlights, it is also, p...  more »

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